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Mr. Mom (1983)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 August 1983 (USA)
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After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce and he becomes a stay-at-home dad - a job he has no clue how to do.

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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. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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When mom goes to work, dad goes berserk! See more »

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Mr. Mum  »

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$64,800,000 (USA)
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Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood role-reversal comedies of the early-mid 1980s. The films include Mr. Mom (1983), Baby Boom (1987) & 3 Men and a Baby (1987). See more »

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When Jack is chasing the vacuum from room to room, his shirt goes back and forth from being dry and tucked to wet and untucked from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: [after arguing about sudden weight gain] Where are you going?
Jack Butler: [while eating a slice of pizza] I'm going to sleep on the FAT couch, if I can fit through the door
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The Greatest Movie Ever.
8 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know it seems weird to say this about a John Hughes film, but I honestly think this is one of the great films of all time. There are so few movies that are so.. flawless. The script is hilarious. The editing is seamless. Every line is quote-worthy. The acting is spot-on. Michael Keaton is at the top of his game, Terry Garr is a comic genius, and the casting is perfect.

The story is both goofy, and rather deep. It conatins at least a dozen of my top 100 all-time favorite movie 'moments'. Its the kind of film you see late at night on TV, and you start watching a few minutes, then suddenly before you know it, you've watched the whole thing AGAIN. Obviously, I highly recommend this film, and encourage more filmmakers to study it, because they just don't make 'em like this anymore.


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