Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Fed up with crowded big-city living, advertising executive Mr. Blandings (Cary Grant) decides to seek out a big, roomy house in the country. Armed with more enthusiasm than common sense, Blandings causes many a headache for his lawyer/business manager Melvyn Douglas, who tries to keep the costs within a reasonable amount. Alas, Blandings bulls ahead on his own, first purchasing an estate on the verge of collapse, then opting to build his dream house from scratch. An unpleasant legal squabble over the fact that Blandings purchased his new property without checking with the prior owners throws… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Cary] Grant and ,Myrna] Loy were congenitally incapable of turning in poor work in a comedy."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The incredibly handsome, photogenic, movie-star image seems to disappear as Grant becomes simply the harassed Everyman."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Mr. Grant builds my dream movie!"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Those in the middle-aged demographic might find this middlebrow comedy more pleasing than others."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Much of the Blandings’ dissatisfaction is of their own making, as they discover that realtors can be shrewd, mortgages can be complicated, and everything costs twice as much as you initially expect it to."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Remains perhaps the most effective of Grant's domesticated films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"best appreciated as a sort of adult version of teenage hygiene films from the '40s and '50s"
‑ Mark Athitakis,
"[Grant] has perfect comic timing and an amazing ability to contort his body in hilarious bits of physical comedy."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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