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  • PG
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 5.9  (7,462)

Houseguest is a classic comedy movie from 1995, starring Sinbad, Phil Hartman, and Kim Greist. The movie follows the story of Kevin Franklin (Sinbad), a man who witnesses a murder committed by a mob boss, and then convinces a family that he is a long-lost friend of the father in order to hide from the mob. The premise of the movie is simple, but it's executed with such hilarious charisma and wit that it results in a highly entertaining and enjoyable watch. Kevin's elaborate scheme of posing as the friend of the Pollard family's patriarch Gary (Phil Hartman) spirals out of control fairly quickly, as he tries to keep his cover and evade the menacing mob boss.

What starts off as a simple lie to protect himself turns into a full-blown charade, as Kevin ingratiates himself into the Pollard family's life, all while trying to stay one step ahead of the law and the criminals who are after him. The misunderstanding and hijinks that follow are both outrageous and endearing, as the family welcomes Kevin as one of their own.

Along the way, Kevin learns some valuable lessons about honesty and integrity, as he transforms from a con artist into a friend and mentor to the Pollard family. The cast of characters in this movie is fantastic, as Sinbad delivers a hilarious performance as the fast-talking, street-smart Kevin, while Phil Hartman is pitch-perfect as the patient and understanding Gary.

Kim Greist also gives an excellent performance as the skeptical and suspicious wife, who is constantly trying to uncover the truth about Kevin's identity. Their interactions add an extra layer of tension and drama to the movie, as the stakes are raised and Kevin's plan begins to unravel.

One of the standout scenes in the movie is the hilarious fish-out-of-water scenario where Kevin tries to teach the Pollard family how to dance and sing in order to impress their snooty country club friends. The scene is uproariously funny, as Kevin's aggressive and unconventional approach is met with confusion and awkwardness from the other characters.

The climax of the movie is intense and suspenseful, as Kevin is forced to confront the mob boss and come clean to the Pollard family about his true identity. The resolution is both heartwarming and satisfying, as Kevin is accepted into the family for who he truly is and the mob boss gets what's coming to him.

Overall, Houseguest is a charming and delightful comedy movie that will have you laughing from start to finish. With a fantastic cast of characters, a touching message about honesty and integrity, and plenty of hilarious hijinks along the way, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves classic '90s comedies.

Houseguest is a 1995 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    5.9  (7,462)