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      Houseboat

      Released Jan 1, 1958 1h 50m Romance Comedy List
      64% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 72% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Tom Winston (Cary Grant) is struggling to raise his three children on his own after his wife's death. After meeting the charming and beautiful Cinzia Zaccardi (Sophia Loren) at a concert, he hires her as a live-in nanny. Unbeknown to Tom, Cinzia is actually a European socialite on the run from her domineering father (Harry Guardino) and has absolutely no experience with cooking, cleaning or raising children. She does, however, have an interest in Tom. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 29 Buy Now

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Warm romance classic has realistic kid behavior. Rated: 4/5 Dec 24, 2010 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom This is a warm romantic comedy that is exceptionally perceptive and sensitive about the feelings of the children. Rated: 4/5 Apr 13, 2002 Full Review James Plath Movie Metropolis Innocent romantic comedy isn't one of Grant's best, but he and Loren make for interesting watching in close quarters. Rated: 2/5 Aug 6, 2005 Full Review Tony Medley tonymedley.com Rated: 2/5 May 29, 2005 Full Review Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews Rated: 3/5 Oct 8, 2004 Full Review Martin Scribbs Low IQ Canadian The leads share so little chemistry I had to double-check the credits to make sure they were in the same movie. Jul 7, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Houseboat is a sweet and warm romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren who share wonderful chemistry on the big screen. The performances from Grant and Loren are charming, the costume designs were pretty spectacular, and it was pretty funny. Overall, Houseboat is a sweet, pleasant, and enjoyable film with a lot of charm for everyone. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I've only seen Sophia Loren in two films - this one and Arabesque with Gregory Peck. Legend has it Arabesque was intended for Cary Grant, following Charade. This is a challenging premise: a widowed father with estranged children that can't stand him. Instead of being split up; the daughter living with grandparents and the sons living with their aunt, Grant keeps the family together. One thing after another, they end up on a houseboat. Wackiness and reconciliation ensue. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Boring and unrealistic. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/09/21 Full Review Audience Member Blobbo saw this long time ago. Remember not like. (Also remember hate hate song Sofia sing.)(Hate hate hate, even, maybe.) (Plus, Grant 30 years older than Loren. Could almost be grandfather.) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review steve d Both stars have been in better but it is still a lot of fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Tom M Top ten RomCom no question ! Sauve middle age single father Cary Grant sexiest man in Hollywood and Sophia Loren at just 24. But all eyes are on her for her acting when she's repeatly talked down upon and treated as a servant. Just watch the movie and you'll see why 'Briget Jones' Diary' and Maid in Mahatthan aren't romantic at all . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Houseboat

      Houseboat: Official Clip - The Houseboat Houseboat: Official Clip - The Houseboat 1:41 Houseboat: Official Clip - You Can't Lose Anything Houseboat: Official Clip - You Can't Lose Anything 2:04 Houseboat: Official Clip - Cinzia Stays Houseboat: Official Clip - Cinzia Stays 2:13 Houseboat: Official Clip - A Parent, Not a Policeman Houseboat: Official Clip - A Parent, Not a Policeman 2:13 Houseboat: Official Clip - Angelo Gets Cold Feet Houseboat: Official Clip - Angelo Gets Cold Feet 2:08 Houseboat: Official Clip - Goodnight Ladies and Gentlemen Houseboat: Official Clip - Goodnight Ladies and Gentlemen 1:43 Houseboat: Official Clip - Perhaps I Will Get a Job Houseboat: Official Clip - Perhaps I Will Get a Job 0:52 Houseboat: Official Clip - Cheating the Ring Toss Houseboat: Official Clip - Cheating the Ring Toss 2:11 Houseboat: Official Clip - Home Wreck Houseboat: Official Clip - Home Wreck 2:07 View more videos
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      Synopsis Tom Winston (Cary Grant) is struggling to raise his three children on his own after his wife's death. After meeting the charming and beautiful Cinzia Zaccardi (Sophia Loren) at a concert, he hires her as a live-in nanny. Unbeknown to Tom, Cinzia is actually a European socialite on the run from her domineering father (Harry Guardino) and has absolutely no experience with cooking, cleaning or raising children. She does, however, have an interest in Tom.
      Director
      Melville Shavelson
      Screenwriter
      Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 1, 1958, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 15, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 50m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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