Mr. Mom
Mr. Mom (1983)

Jack and Caroline Butler are perfectly happy with their roles in life until a layoff makes him a househusband and her a working wife! And while she wrangles with charts, graphs and an all-too-eager-to-be-wrangled boss, he has to contend… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 22, 1983
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

It won't find its way onto any top ten lists of [John Hughes'] work, but it's far more enjoyable than the bulk of his '90s credits, and is anchored by a fun performance from a baby-faced Michael Keaton.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Classic '80s comedy with some minor hanky panky.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

engagingly corny comedy

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...benefits substantially from Keaton's almost unreasonably charismatic turn as the title character...

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Steve Crum

Now pretty sexist comedy with Michael Keaton assuming household duties.

Clint Morris

A real comedy classic....Keaton's great in this

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Scott Weinberg

Even with Erma Bombeck-style domestic humor like Mr. Mom's got in spades, Keaton consistently rises above the mawkish material.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lame, badly made comedy that wastes its star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A cute and funny family film with two great comedy actors: Keaton and Garr. I really liked this movie.
Cassie Hill
Tim Salmons
Fun if you catch it on cable, but I wouldn't go out and rent it.
Lenny Muggsy
Keaton used to be hilarious before the "I Am Batman" and Jack Frost phase.
Cassandra Maples
(some spoilers) John Hughes certainly helped personify the 1980s as writer and director! Although he didn't direct 'Mr. Mom', he hasn't… More
Flutie Archibald
Michael Keaton makes this one worth seeing over and over.... Some of the one-liners and scenes are priceless, and everyone can probably relate to at least… More