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Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mahjong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

Friday, August 22, 2014

#Movie Mom watched an old Cary Grant film: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House #MFRWorg #PlottingPrincesses






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I've seen Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and love it. Cary Grant is dashing and oblivious. Myrna Loy is a favorite and plays his wife really well in this comedy about home renovation. 



I think what is especially funny about watching this movie is watching it after renovating a house. It is a crazy thing to go through, but in the end, so worthwhile. Recently, Handsome and I renovated a home and oh my! the stuff. So we can sympathize with Mr. Grant's character. 

Here's the blurb for Mr. Blandings Builds a Dream House: Mr. Blandings lives with his family in a cramped New York apartment, one his wife secretly wants to remodel, but when they come across an ad for a home in Connecticut, they see past the dilapidated farmhouse to its true beauty--wrong!

In 1986 the novel was adapted for film again for the Tom Hanks, Shelley Long movie The Money Pit. It's not quite as classy as the Loy/Grant film.

And this is cool: the studio built many homes and raffled them off, including one in my hometown.

FMI: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House


Have you had renovation nightmares? 




4 comments:

Suz said...

This was one of the funniest movies I ever saw. People think of Cary Grant as a romantic, dashing leading man but he had wonderful comedic timing. This was such a funny movie! I think it deserves another look :)

vicki batman said...

Suz, if you like this one, try Arsenic and Old Lace. He is hilarious and does a "Hmmmm" that is funny. The whole movies is perfect. Thanks for posting. Hugs,

Angela Adams said...

Cary Grant was one of the best! Thanks for the post!!

vicki batman said...

I thought so too, Angela. Love his comedies, actually love all.

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