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4.0 out of 5 stars A mature romantic comedy
It may have marked the beginning of his `loveable' phase, but Walter Matthau is still on top form in House Calls, which sees him well paired with Glenda Jackson in a mature romantic comedy that has aged remarkably well. Funny lines abound alongside a couple of good comic setpieces (such as the unlikely couple trying to find out if the old Hays Code film censorship rule...
Published on 7 Dec 2007 by Trevor Willsmer

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1.0 out of 5 stars What a Con!
This is not the English version that the DVD sleeve title suggests. If you look closely it does state it is the Scandinavian version but there isn't even the option to have English sub-titles. ZERO stars!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mature romantic comedy, 7 Dec 2007
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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It may have marked the beginning of his `loveable' phase, but Walter Matthau is still on top form in House Calls, which sees him well paired with Glenda Jackson in a mature romantic comedy that has aged remarkably well. Funny lines abound alongside a couple of good comic setpieces (such as the unlikely couple trying to find out if the old Hays Code film censorship rule from the 1930s about having one foot on either side of the bed really does make sex impossible, a scene that feels like Julius J. Epstein's revenge on the censors), but what really makes it work is that character is never sacrificed for a quick laugh. What's more, these two people really do seem to belong together, and they exude comfort in their scenes together that's the very definition of screen chemistry. Sadly the DVD has been partially rescored (somehow Matthau and Jackson speedwalking in slow motion seems a lot less funny with a Henry Mancini underscore than the original Something in the Way She Moves Me) but otherwise is well worth the bargain price.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sparkling comedy, 11 Feb 2008
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was delighted to find this here on good old Amazon.
the film is really funny from start to end and me and my girlee thoroughly enjoyed it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What a Con!, 29 April 2014
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This review is from: House Calls (1978) (Region 2) (Import) (DVD)
This is not the English version that the DVD sleeve title suggests. If you look closely it does state it is the Scandinavian version but there isn't even the option to have English sub-titles. ZERO stars!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jackson to desire, 7 Aug 2014
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Top quality DVD. I'm a big fan of Jackson and Matthau and this did not disappoint. A must see movie for anyone who loves these two actors.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 7 Aug 2014
This review is from: House Calls (1978) (Region 2) (Import) (DVD)
Unfortunately the captions and sub-titles are in Scandinavian languages. The performance, however, was in English and acceptable.
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