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Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 19 August 1983 (USA)
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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Ron
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Stan
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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19 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Mr. Mum  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$947,197, 24 July 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,800,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two gender-bender comedies that actress Teri Garr appeared in during the early 1980s, the other being Tootsie (1982). See more »

Goofs

While Ron is flipping through the radio stations in Caroline's hotel room, you can hear the same DJ prattle that was on the kids' radio at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: [Speaking to baby Megan] Hey, baby... Want some chili?
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Connections

Referenced in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Who Is Josh's Soup Fairy? (2017) See more »

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Strangers in the Night
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Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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Who gets tired of this movie?
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Seriously,

I mean, who really gets tired of seeing Michael Keaton playing a housewife? There's just no equivalent to this when it comes to great comedy. I've seen it countless times, and can't believe how little recognition this film actually gets. The main plot of the movie is that Keaton gets fired (or laid off, I can't honestly remember, it's been so long since I've seen it...) from his job, and ironically enough his wife wants to go to work for an advertising company. Reluctantly he agrees, and what follows is just pure chaos. He loves his wife, but at times you get the feeling not enough to keep doing the daily, mundane rituals, he feels woman should be stuck with doing.

It's a great comedy and an awesome rent for anyone over the age of 10. A film that you could actually watch with your kids, and still not have them get certain underlying jokes.

A 9 out of 10 in my estimation. 10 being the highest that is, and the reason I give it a 9 and not quite a 10, well....I guess you'll just have to watch it to make your own decision about that.

And that's my review.


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