Mr. Mom

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Released 1983

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Director:
Stan Dragoti
Released:
1983
Rating:
PG
Michael Keaton plays a husband and father who loses his job as an engineer at the auto manufacturing plant. After struggling to find another job, his wife lands a high paying position at an advertising agency. While she goes to the office each day, he stays home to take care of the house and the children. As she is climbing the ladder of success at work, he puts great effort into becoming a hopelessly inept househusband.

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  • 80

    Time Out London

    Hughes still manages to play on the anxieties of middle America with fairly devilish skill.

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    They had a great idea here. It's too bad they didn't follow it through on a human level, instead of making it feel made up and artificial and twice-removed, from the everyday exper...

  • 50

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    The script remains the big problem, however -- all its roots are showing, and they are very old. In Lucy's day, a story like this would end with restoration of the comfy stereotype...

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Comedy

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80s, Family Comedies