Mr. Mom 1983 PG CC

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An automotive engineer's wife gets a job, and he stays home with the children, housework and housewives.

Starring:
Michael Keaton, Teri Garr
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Mr. Mom

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Stan Dragoti
Starring Michael Keaton, Teri Garr
Supporting actors Fred Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe, Courtney White, Brittany White, Martin Mull, Ann Jillian, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Leopold, Graham Jarvis, Carolyn Seymour, Michael Alaimo, Valri Bromfield, Charles Woolf, Miriam Flynn, Derek McGrath, Michael Ensign, Ken Olfson
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

Best 80's movie ever!
Douglas Dickinson
I watched this movie many times when I was growing up, and now my kids love it, too!
kdokey78
They don't make movies like this anymore!
N. Fletcher

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Erica Anderson on September 22, 2004
Format: DVD
I remember seeing "Mr. Mom" in the movie theaters twenty years ago. It was a cute, harmless comedy. Whenever I think of Michael Keaton, I think of this movie. Michael Keaton stars as Jack Butler who falls victim to layoffs at the company he works for. His wife Caroline played by Terri Garr makes a bet with him over who gets a job first. Caroline manages to get a job at an advertising agency headed by Ron Richardson (Martin Mull). The only drawback is that Caroline hasn't worked in awhile so she is like a fish out of water at the company until she comes up with a snazzy ad campaign for tuna fish. In the meantime, Jack has to take over the role of housewife and learn to clean the house, take care of the children, fix dinner, do laundry, and go grocery shopping. It takes Jack awhile to adapt to the role of Mr. Mom but he has the help of Caroline's friends. The results is hilarious especially when Jack goes to the grocery store and loses one of his children. Another favorite moments is when the women and Jack are playing poker with grocery coupons or when they end up going to a Chippendale's nightclub. "Mr. Mom" is good, clean fun. Nothing offensive so it is perfect for children to watch. I still enjoy watching it after all these years.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P Magnum HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 16, 2001
Format: DVD
After he burst off the screen in Night Shift, Michael Keaton was given his first leading role in this film. He plays Jack Butler who designs and builds cars for a big Detroit auto maker. Due to cutbacks, he is laid off from his job. His wife, played by Teri Garr, has been a housewife to their three kids and hasn't worked in years. Jack and her make a bet as to who will get a job first. Of she does and Jack is forced to stay at home and watch the kids. He obviously has no idea how tough the job is and the film goes through his transformation from an inept house dad to a growing into the role. Some hilarious scenes include a trip to the supermarket gone awry, Jack's addiction to soap operas and his confrontations with his wife's smug boss played with oily charm by Martin Mull. Teri Garr is very funny as is Ann Jillian as her best friend. The real star is of course Mr. Keaton, who shows he cannot only be funny, but touching and caring. a first rate performance.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Barry on March 13, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This 1983 comedy is a real gem. No matter what the one star reviews below so ignorantly say. It's definitley one of the best jobs Michael Keaton has ever done. The movie has funny written all over it. It's too bad the people down below have no sense of humor. Keaton stars as Jack Butler, a man who is laid off from his job. As soon as he is, his wife(Teri Garr)decides to go back to work and gets a great job. Poor Jack is now home dealing with all of the normal,everyday things that you usually do. He is raising the kids, doing the dishes, laundry, making dinner. He has even started to watch soaps and hang out the neighborhood ladies. Grocery shopping is a nightmare for him. The review on this page stated that the movie is sexist. Please. People make arguments over something that's not even there. Sigh. This movie has many classic scenes as well as dialogue that you can repeat over and over. The supporting cast includes a number of familiar faces : Martin Mull, Jeffrey Tambor, and Christopher Lloyd. This is a wonderful family comedy that deserves a lot more attention than it got. Don't let the negative reviews sway you from seeing a sweet,charming comedy. Good and funny.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "bartle" on October 23, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Even though this movie was made back in the 80's, it's still an enjoyable movie to see(even for the family). Micheal Keaton is fun to watch as a father trying to adjust to his new job, being at home full time taking care of his kids and the house. The children in this movie are not to be forgotten. They add to the laughs and fun for this movie. Enjoyed in the 80's and still enjoyed it in 2000.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By paula Cody on March 12, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Loved this movie.. Michael Keatons best as well as my other favorite, Gung Ho. I have watched Mr. Mom a hundred times. Wish Michael would do another good comedy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. J Parrish on August 2, 2000
Format: DVD
Michael Keaton was really good in this movie. He plays Jack Butler who gets laid off from the car plant. His wife goes out and goes to work for an ad agency... Michael keaton shows a real kinship with the kids! Teri Garr was great as the working mother! She had to fight off a real sleezeball who wanted her to dump Jack so that she could marry him. Favorite Lines: "You ever talk to my kid like that again, I'm kocking you out!" "Where does Mommy keep the extra Diapers?" Happens after the baby gets into the can of chili. Other kids run from Jack! We see him go back in with the baby. Then we hear "Oh Meg!" Funny and classic comedy at its best!!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Justin Jahnke on February 27, 2004
Format: DVD
If you don't own this movie, get it. It is a classic. The characters are believable and real and the comedy is perfectly blended between real-life/palusible situations and that intanglible movie quality that makes movies like this great. Kenny and Alex remind me...of me...when I was their age. Jack Butler, Carolyn Butler, Ron Richardson, Joan...all fantanstic characters. In my opinion, movies of the 1980's (character/plot driven movies) don't get any better than this. My one critique is that the male stripper scense seem a little out of place. Yum Yum Tuna Bits!
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