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Mr. Mom (1983)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 July 1983 (USA)
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After he's laid off, a husband and wife switch roles with her returning to the work force and he becoming a stay at home dad, a role to which he doesn't have a clue.

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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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Caroline's a rising executive. Jack just lost his job. Jack's going to have to start from the bottom up. See more »

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Mr. Mum  »

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The nick-name for the vacuum cleaner was "Jaws". See more »

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When the baby eats the chili, she knocks the can on the floor from her stroller and it makes a clank sound as if hitting a hard floor. But it lands on the carpet and there should not have been any sound coming from an empty can landing on carpet when dropped from a height of just a foot or so. See more »

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Alex: Wow, what a house!
Jack Butler: Yeah, probably mortgaged to the eyeballs.
Caroline: Not this one, his great grandfather - Commander Richardson - built it.
Jack Butler: Eh... hand me down.
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References Rocky III (1982) See more »

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A Film of Its Time, Early 80s Classic
5 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack (Michael Keaton) has been laid off, and his wife Caroline (Teri Garr) takes over working for a while, as Jack stays home to raise the kids. Trouble brews when Caroline's boss Ron (Martin Mull) sets his sights on her. Also starring Jeffrey Tambor and Christopher Lloyd.

This film is not only really funny and a great example of John Hughes' writing, but definitely a film of its time. There's the obvious 80s fashions which have thankfully faded away... but moreover, there is the subject matter: a stay at home dad is clearly not as strange today as it was in 1983.

Sadly, Michael Keaton seems to have disappeared. After a solid 80s and early 90s, I do not know where he is, besides making the occasional flop (Herbie Fully Loaded, White Noise) or cartoon (Cars). We need Keaton. The same goes for Teri Garr to a lesser degree.


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