Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Cary] Grant and ,Myrna] Loy were congenitally incapable of turning in poor work in a comedy.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The incredibly handsome, photogenic, movie-star image seems to disappear as Grant becomes simply the harassed Everyman.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Mr. Grant builds my dream movie!

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Those in the middle-aged demographic might find this middlebrow comedy more pleasing than others.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Remains perhaps the most effective of Grant's domesticated films.

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Mark Athitakis
Filmcritic.com

best appreciated as a sort of adult version of teenage hygiene films from the '40s and '50s

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

[Grant] has perfect comic timing and an amazing ability to contort his body in hilarious bits of physical comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An advertising executive moves his New York family to Connecticut and involves them in a real estate swindle. Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Melvyn Douglas are all… More
Devon Bott
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House builds heavily on it's predecessors (Jack Benny's "George Washington Slept Here" for one, and W.C.… More
Ken Stachnik
Great chemistry between the cast members keeps Mr. Blandings from being a real bore. It's got it's moments, but it's nothing to flip for.
jay nixon
a riot!!!
AJ Verser
Grant and Loy make a great team in this hilarious comedy. I love it, and I recommend you see it too.
Apeneck Fletcher
fun. and that's why you're NOT wasting your time watching these things...so watch and enjoy yourself