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      House Calls

      PG 1978 1h 38m Comedy List
      33% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 48% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Widower Dr. Charles Nichols (Walter Matthau) is trying to get back into the dating game, but he's having a hard time adjusting to life as a single man. Every attempt at meeting women seems to end in disaster. It isn't until he meets Ann (Glenda Jackson) as a patient at the hospital that he begins to think he might be able to find love once again. But both Charles and Ann have issues with commitment, and neither want to be the first to take the plunge into another long-term relationship. Read More Read Less

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      Romola Costantino The Sun-Herald (Australia) Four script writers were involved, and it shows. But there is still plenty of fun. May 18, 2023 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service House Calls is never really terrible, it simply isn't ever good enough. Nov 1, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Though poor on character development, it catches the flavor of what a mediocre hospital looks like. Rated: C+ Oct 28, 2015 Full Review Michael Szymanski International Press Academy Rated: 1/5 Nov 4, 2005 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily A very good comedy full of deft comic performances. Rated: 4/5 Oct 9, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Jul 8, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I guess this film must be considered a sleeper. I am not a huge comedy fan but really appreciated this. A more able cast than you might expect for a comedy. It is not perfect but no comedy is. Worth a look if you are in a receptive mood. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member nette 70er comedy mit guten ansätzen aber leider auch viel leerlauf Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member This 1970's Matthau film has some enjoyable moments of levity, but doesn't have much mass appeal. The film is about a widower and surgeon (played by Matthau) and a divorcee (played by Jackson) starting a new relationship for the first time in decades. The target audience is pretty much the character's own demographic (i.e., middle-aged men and women) and will bore younger viewers who will also find the movie extremely dated. Matthau and Jackson are both celebrated actors and are better than the unfulfilling script allows them to be. Carney plays an aging forgetful doctor in a role definitely intended to add humour, but severely missed the mark. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Hard to imagine Walter Matthau as this Lothario Dr. who beds all these younger women just 3 months after the death of his wife. Glenda Jackson adds spark as a foil and serious interest for Matthau, and while they do have some chemistry, I felt Jackson's character deserved better. Even more disturbing was the way the hospital was portrayed with Art Carney as a senile chief of surgery still allowed to practice medicine. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member A good old romantic comedy with Walter Matthau's fantastic performance (as usual). Richard Benjamin and Glenda Jackson are good as well. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Walter plays a great part in this movie being a doctor. Great Comedy. If you like older movies it is a Must See!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Widower Dr. Charles Nichols (Walter Matthau) is trying to get back into the dating game, but he's having a hard time adjusting to life as a single man. Every attempt at meeting women seems to end in disaster. It isn't until he meets Ann (Glenda Jackson) as a patient at the hospital that he begins to think he might be able to find love once again. But both Charles and Ann have issues with commitment, and neither want to be the first to take the plunge into another long-term relationship.
      Director
      Howard Zieff
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 31, 2005
      Runtime
      1h 38m