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 <>

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Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Mr. Mum  »

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$64,800,000 (USA)

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One of two gender-bender comedies that actress Teri Garr appeared in during the early 1980s. The pictures were Tootsie (1982) and the following year's Mr. Mom (1983). See more »


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8 on a scale of 10
2 September 2003 | by (Overland Park, Ks.) – See all my reviews

This is a funny movie. And, not very many comedies can say that - most unfortunately. Michael Keaton was great. I'm not a big Teri Garr fan, but she was more than adequate as a second banana in the film.

If you have no children, are a man, and have never had to raise any children even for a weekend, then you will certainly appreciate this movie. Everyone should appreciate it, but those of us who have never had the "pleasure" of changing a diaper will probably identify the most.

I cannot imagine how this movie only got a 6.1 on IMBD. I have never known anyone who did not enjoy it.

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