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Overall Rating
4.04

Awesome: 34.62%
Worth A Look46.15%
Average: 7.69%
Pretty Bad: 11.54%
Total Crap: 0%

1 review, 20 user ratings


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Mr. Mom
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by Ryan Arthur

"It's Jack! Jack! My name is Jack!"
4 stars

I yelled at Kenny for coloring outside the lines! Megan and I are starting to watch the same TV shows. I'm liking them. I'm losing it!

Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) gets let go from his job, so his wife Caroline (Teri Garr) decides to get a job herself, leaving Jack to stay home and care for the kids. Jack's not too used to domestic life.

He doesn't know where to pick up and drop off his kids at school. He's not really sure about cooking for his family. He starts projects around the house but never finishes. He's starting to watch a lot of soap operas and gain a bit of a gut. He's tempted to cheat on his wife with his neighbor, Joan (Ann Jillian). And he's got this flannel shirt that he wears around the house constantly.

Meanwhile, Caroline's working on the advertising account for Schooner Tuna ("the tuna...with heart!") and being hit on by her boss (Martin Mull). Will she leave Jack for the smarmy boss and make partner? Will Jack succumb to the whims and charms of Joan, the slut?

Nah.

I like this movie quite a bit. I liked it more when I was younger, but I still think it's pretty funny and it's got the right amount of heart to it. It's also got one of the best scenes where Jack imagines being caught cheating by his wife, who shoots him. He falls to the floor, missing the tape-body outline by a few inches. He scoots over for his death scene, and it's all been a dream while he was watching "The Young And The Restless." He starts to clean up his act after that.

Funny, and probably a decent film for the entire family.

"Tough luck, Jeff." "Jack." "You bet."

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originally posted: 10/13/98 01:22:54
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User Comments

7/16/10 PAUL SHORTT LIKEABLE BUT OBVIOUS 2 stars
4/19/08 Karrie Millheim This is a classic for me, I love it 5 stars
5/26/07 Kimberly Dull This movie is as entertaining today as it was the day it came out. 4 stars
2/17/07 Mariwix Michael Keaton is delicious to watch 4 stars
8/23/05 ES the vacuum steals the show. 4 stars
5/16/05 Jeff Anderson Watchable only on a rainy weekend afternoon. Keaton is terrific & hilarious, though. 3 stars
11/19/04 screb when keaton used to be good 4 stars
1/25/04 jmsynth Critics are right that it recycles sitcom cliches, but it's really REALLY funny! 5 stars
7/07/03 John Aster Habig Martin Mull Michael Keaton are funny but too much lighthearted Kramer Vs Kramer dadmom deal 4 stars
4/14/03 Kate KENNY! DON'T PAINT YOUR SISTER! 5 stars
11/19/02 angie f*&^%$#@ awesome 5 stars
10/14/02 Charles Tatum One of those films you can't help but watch constantly 5 stars
7/08/02 HENRY GINSBERG HAG shirley sucks 5 stars
2/03/02 Andrew Carden One-Joke Situation Comedy With A Flimsy Plot and Weak Script. 2 stars
11/29/01 The $1.98 Pyramid Watch it to kill the time. You won't regret it. 4 stars
9/26/00 sally campbell I loved it!!! 5 stars
5/17/00 Heather Parker Very funny movie 5 stars
7/12/99 Jim Preston One of my all-time favorites. Keaton rocks! 5 stars
10/11/98 J-Guy decent film. rent it if you're bored. 3 stars
10/10/98 {{{OZ}}} After a decade of being a whacky guy, Keaton decided to go straight. feh. 2 stars
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  02-Jul-1983 (PG)

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  02-Feb-1984 (G)




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