Houseboat (1958)

In this film, Cary Grant plays a widowed father who packs himself and his spoiled kiddies off to a ramshackle houseboat. Enter Sophia Loren, who is attempting to break loose from her tyrannical father's iron grip. She hires on as… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 19, 1958
DVD Release Date: November 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Warm romance classic has realistic kid behavior.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Typically overlong late 50s star comedy

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.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

This is a warm romantic comedy that is exceptionally perceptive and sensitive about the feelings of the children.

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Charming classic romantic comedy about a widower who has to win back his kids' hearts while living on a house boat and dealing with an unusual maid.… More
Kevin M. Williams
love this film if only for the chemistry between it's top stars...electric!
Aj V
This is a cute and fun little romantic movie with two great stars, and I enjoyed it.
xGary Xx
A pretty dumb romantic comedy that skirts a little too close to sitcom territory for comfort, but it's Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. And you can't… More
Cindy I
Cute entertaining flick from Cary Grant. Not one of his best, but I could spend two hours watching Cary Grant take out his trash. This time around he's a… More