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Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him a rather unusual solution to his problems - cloning.Written by
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This Is How We Do It
Written by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce, Al Hudson, Dave Roberson, Glenda Hudson, Gregory Green, Jonathan Meadows, Terry Morgan & Theodire Dudley
Performed by Montell Jordan
Courtesy of Rush Associated Labels Recordings
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Keaton on top form in a very charming, and enjoyable picture.
Doug Kinney never has enough time to do what he wants to do, his life is frantic and his family life is strained, then one day he gets the chance to have himself duplicated.
It would seem that a lot of complaints about this film are about it being a waste of a good premise, well for sure Multiplicity is far from being a comic masterpiece, but to say it doesn't deliver laughs set amongst its charming romantic heart, is a touch unfair I feel. What we get here is four Doug Kinney's, each one having its own driving personality to make it real easy for the audience to distinguish which is which, and with Michael Keaton delivering four excellent performances as the Dougs, the comic relief flows pretty much all thru the picture.
However, director Harold Ramis is guilty of staying safe with the material because from the off the conclusion is never in doubt, the feel good factor is evident even as the Dougs are chaotically imploding. But is that really a reason to do the film down? Well no as far as I'm concerned, Multiplicity is a tidy fusion of comedy and romance that isn't taking the science literally.
For Doug number 4 alone, with his skiing skills and pizza fetish, this film deserves 7/10, whilst Keaton deserves far higher.
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