Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue.
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One of my family's all-time favorities
Of all comedies that I have seen in my 23 years, "Mr. Mom" has got to be one
of the best and funniest of them all. I have been a fan of this movie since
I was about 4 years old! To be exact, I think I taped three different copies
on cable and network until I bought it on video and finally on DVD! Michael Keaton plays Jack Butler, who, along with several co-workers, loses
his job at an auto plant due to layoffs. To make ends meet, wife Caroline
(Teri Garr) gets a job at an advertising agency, and he stays home with the
kids. Easy, right? Absolutely not! From out of control vacuum cleaners,
washing machines and toasters, to the neighborhood ladies, including Joan
(Ann Jillian), who has her eye on Jack, running the household is horrendous.
On top of this, Caroline is climbing the corporate ladder. But success comes
with a price in the form of long hours, travel, and persistence from boss
Ron (Martin Mull), who sets his sights on Caroline. Can Jack and Caroline
keep the family together despite these woes?It is my belief that "Mr. Mom" is one of the best comedies of all time, and
features Michael Keaton and Teri Garr at their best. People of all ages
should see this movie. It shows how successful familial role revearsals have
the power to be, and demonstrates how to challenge previous stereotypes
about career and family. A great film not to be missed!
I really enjoyed this movie!
Going into this film, I expected some trite family comedy with a lot of
cheap gags involving things like the normal guy trying to change diapers.
That's why I was really impressed. I enjoyed it a lot! This movie proves
why it's a shame that Michael Keaton has turned to "Michael Who?" in the
eyes of Hollywood. I hope to God he doesn't start doing direct-to-video
crap like some once-popular actors. He is a true talent with impeccable
comic timing!The script is well-written. Though you can call it predictable, it
to be predictable. Besides, the plot turns make sense in the context of
characters, and don't feel contrived. The film delivers a fine message
without suffocating you with corny sentiment. And Keaton's wonderful
performance keeps the film airtight.There are many hilarious moments. The gag in which Keaton plays poker
a group of homemakers, using coupons instead of money, is absolutely
priceless! Plus, I felt for the characters and when you feel for the
characters, the jokes are always funnier. When Keaton gets himself into
dilemma after another, I was laughing because I felt sorry for him, and
that's the key to physical comedy. You have to care for the character's
intentions."Mr. Mom" is a funny, sweet, kind-hearted family comedy that doesn't cater
to any particular age group. At first glance, it looks an anti-parenting
film that manipulates us guys into thinking, "Geez, I'm never gonna have a
kid." But as Keaton's character goes through his arc, your attitude
along with his. Go see it! A truly entertaining movie that's likable in
all aspects!My score: 8 (out of 10)
good family comedy
Keatons first lead role after his successful "Night Shift" debut in 82 was
this family comedy about a laid off auto worker who takes over at home as
his wife (Garr) goes back to work. It is a bit unbelievable that Keaton,
after years of having a family, would not know how to operate the washing
machine or vaccuum cleaner. But he was so perfect at being silly I had to
let it slide. Its a little like a fish outta water story as he has to go to
the unfamiliar market, do numerous chores around the house and learn the
right way to drop off the kids at school in the morning ("South to drop off,
moron!"). Plenty of good moments from a comedic and dramatic standpoint, as
Keaton and Garr deal with her being away from home so much. Mull becomes a
foil for her as her new boss, having a case of the major league hots for his
star employee. Im sure Keaton will always be remembered as Batman, but this
will always be my fave of his in one of John Hughes ("The Breakfast Club,"
"Ferris Buellers Day Off") more unknown works. Good, harmless
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8 on a scale of 10
This is a funny movie. And, not very many comedies can say that - most
unfortunately. Michael Keaton was great. I'm not a big Teri Garr fan, but
she was more than adequate as a second banana in the film.If you have no children, are a man, and have never had to raise any
even for a weekend, then you will certainly appreciate this movie.
should appreciate it, but those of us who have never had the "pleasure"
changing a diaper will probably identify the most.I cannot imagine how this movie only got a 6.1 on IMBD. I have never
anyone who did not enjoy it.