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


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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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Only a year after this movie was made and released a spin-off tele-film version was made. Mr. Mom (1984) had a different cast and crew except for writer John Hughes and director Stan Dragoti who were credited for characters and story respectively. See more »


While on the plane the ice bucket used for the wine has ice and then no ice in a few shots. See more »


[Trying to get Kenny to give up his security blanket]
Jack Butler: I understand that you little guys start out with your woobies and you think they're great... and they are, they are terrific. But pretty soon, a woobie isn't enough. You're out on the street trying to score an electric blanket, or maybe a quilt. And the next thing you know, you're strung out on bedspreads Ken. That's serious.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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Family comedies don't get much better than this
22 August 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

Mr. Mom is, yet again, one of those movies that I have been watching since I was a kid. This is one of Michael Keaton's best movies I think, forget Night Shift and all that. Keaton's greatest strength is comedy. Mr. Mom is well put together, is always funny, and never lags. It does a brillant job of protraying role reversal and the rest of the cast makes this movie a joy to watch. Everyone is good, singling someone out for special praise is unnecessary. I hate kids in movies but I loved the kids in this one. It's because they are not annoyingly cute or naughty or too sweet, they're just normal kids. Bottom Line: This is a great movie and every movie fan and family should have it on the shelf.

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