Mr. Mom
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Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) is a Detroit automobile engineer unjustly fired by his boss. Jack's wife Caroline (Teri Garr) is compelled to get a job to make ends meet, and is soon hired on as an advertising executive in a firm run by the shifty Ron Richardson (Martin Mull). This leaves Jack at home doing the housework and taking care of the kids, which he discovers is a lot more complicated than he ever imagined. Moving from breadwinner to househusband doesn't do much for his self-esteem, and he bides his time playing poker for coupons with a gaggle of neighborhood housewifes and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...benefits substantially from Keaton's almost unreasonably charismatic turn as the title character..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Now pretty sexist comedy with Michael Keaton assuming household duties."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A real comedy classic....Keaton's great in this"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A routine comic plot whipped up into an amenable time-waster by [writer John] Hughes and director Stan Dragoti with maximum efficiency and little imagination."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Even with Erma Bombeck-style domestic humor like Mr. Mom's got in spades, Keaton consistently rises above the mawkish material."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Lame, badly made comedy that wastes its star."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Classic '80s comedy with some minor hanky panky."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"engagingly corny comedy"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Sit-com material, ably done, with Keaton's off-kilter delivery a highlight."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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