Picture from Houseboat
Overall B

A widower (Cary Grant) tries to mend the hearts of his grieving children by moving them onto a houseboat and hiring the woman they chose (Sofia Loren) as a housekeeper. But his pervious estranged relationship with the kids and sparks from the hot-tempered, Italian nanny make it a tough task to keep the family afloat.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Talk to your kids about…


Why do you think the children in this movie developed behavioral problems after coming through this traumatic event? What other side effects can stress have? What can be done to overcome these problems?

Do you feel the children respond predictably or unpredictably to their father’s romantic intentions? Why?

Tom tries to explain the circle of life to his grieving child to help him come to terms with the death of his mother. What council or comfort would you give to someone facing the loss of a loved one?