Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

directed by H.C. Potter
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1948
Date Added:01/12/2008
Date Watched:05/17/2005
Description:A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
My Rating:7

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Review - Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Jim and Muriel Blandings and their two daughters live in a tiny Manhattan apartment. One day Jim sees an ad for a property in Connecticut and he decides to buy it — even though the place is a broke-down dump. When he discovers what it will cost to fix the place, he decides instead to have it torn down and a new home built. He and Muriel have a lot of ideas about what they want, and costs soon spiral out of control. While all this is going on, Jim’s lawyer, Bill Cole, who used to date Muriel, is advising the Blandings to get out while they can. The house finally gets built after a series of laughable misfortunes, and in the end, even Cole is envious of the Blandings’ new house.

It was cute, but forgettable. As evidence for this, I saw it on a Tuesday night and didn’t get around to writing this review until Thursday night, but I can hardly remember anything about it. Cary Grant was great as Mr. Blandings. He was the master of the blank stare. I’m not a big fan of Myrna Loy, but she fit the role fine.
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