Housesitter/Parenthood/Roxanne DVD


Housesitter: (1992) When architect Newton Davis' girlfriend Becky (Dana Delany) turns down his marriage proposal his newly-built dream house suddenly becomes nothing more than an empty monument to her rejection. That is until a chance encounter with Gwen (Goldie Hawn) turns his life upside-down. Intrigued by Newton's story Gwen visits the house and decides to move in on her own. Resourceful and creative Gwen is soon fixing up the house and charming Newton's family and neighbors - all the while passing herself off as his new wife! Gwen even befriends Becky who... begins to see a Newton she never knew existed. Horrified at the deception yet unable to stop it Newton finds himself playing along with her preposterous stories her attempts at reconciling differences within his family and her campaign for his promotion at work. Finally he convinces Gwen to fabricate their ""divorce"" so he can still get married to Becky - until he has a change of heart. Parenthood: (1989) The Buckmans are a modern-day family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the ""right way"". At the centre of the storm is Gil (Steve Martin) who manages to keep his unique sense of humour while attempting to maintain a successful career and be a loving husband and parent all at the same time. As Gil and the rest of the Buckmans discover being the ""perfect"" parent often means just letting children be themselves. Roxanne: (1987) Small town fire chief CD Bales (Steve Martin) falls madly in love with the new girl in town a gorgeous astronomer (Daryl Hannah). But there's an enormous problem - CD has an amazingly big nose and is convinced that such a beauty could never love a man with such a gargantuan appendage. Roxanne proves him right when she falls for Chris a hunky and good looking fireman. The mayhem continues when CD agrees to ghost-write Chris's love letters in which he pours out his own secret feelings. In this charming modernisation of the Cyrano de Bergerac story will CD's nose (and Chris's body) come between him and true love? [show more]

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15 January 2007
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