Mr. Mom

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6.51 h 31 min1983X-RayPG
A husband and father who loses his job as an engineer at the auto manufacturing plant stays at home to take care of the house and children while his wife goes back to work in a high paying position at an advertising agency.
Directors
Stan Dragoti
Starring
Michael KeatonTeri GarrAnn Jillian
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English (US) [CC]English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Martin MullFrederick KoehlerTaliesin JaffeBrittan WhiteCourtney WhiteJeffrey TamborChristopher LloydThomas LeopoldGraham JarvisCarolyn SeymourMichael AlaimoValri BromfieldCharles WoolfMiriam FlynnFred KoehlerCourtney And Brittan WhiteTom LeopoldBrittany White
Producers
Lynn LoringLauren Shuler DonnerLauren Shuler
Studio
Throwbacks
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

2440 global ratings

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  2. 10% of reviews have 4 stars
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  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
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JeffReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
You no longer see good written screenplays like this anymore
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This is a true comedy classic. You no longer see good written screenplays like this anymore. Unfortunately, the movie comedies of today are trash humor like that no talent, "Amy Shumer", and her ridiculous movies. The screenwriters of today can take a lesson from those back in the early 80's and maybe someday Hollywood will produce movies like they use too. This movie has a great cast and everyone in the family can watch it. I really miss this time in film history. Great to relive the moments when writing was a real art form. Thanks for posting Amazon. :)
40 people found this helpful
GeorgianaReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Still one of the best family comedies from the 80s
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This is a an awesome awesome film that takes me back. I was a 70s kid and did not see this until I was much older. Every actor in it is awesome. The 80s comedy history always seems to be remembered for other types of genres, but this one- this is a bit different. You can watch it even now and understand what taking care of a house and being a parent is like, no matter what year.
18 people found this helpful
LindaReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mr. Mom
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It was very funny, but then there was a scene where these women take him to some place where these barely dressed men are dancing in a way that I didn't want to see. I seen this on TV, I have to assume that part was removed. Wasn't expecting that scene. I had to fast forward because I didn't want to see it!! I don't want my grandkids watching that part either.
2 people found this helpful
Sunshine AZReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Really cute movie til I got to the part where he goes to a female strip club
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If men in speedos are your thing, especially when watching a movie with your grandchildren, then this is your movie! Everything else was okay. She had to work, he had to stay home. She didnt like it as much as being a mom which was refreshing. If you have Clearplay you can just skip the men dancing for dollar bills.
One person found this helpful
IncredibleHatReviewed in the United States on January 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good one.
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Classic good old movie. It has held up over the decades... not sure "kids of today" would really understand much of it though ... they prolly think its sexist, derogatory, and offensive. Oh well, their loss for not enjoying a good classic like this!
2 people found this helpful
El BargoReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Still a cute flick
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Listened to The Rewatchables podcast about "Mr. Mom," so had to watch it again. It's light and fun, and both leads are just so young and cute to watch. The Amazon Choice 2011 DVD has no extras, and if you need subtitles, they come in Spanish and French only. But for a quick refresh of a pleasant story with plenty of great comedic lines, it's a hit.
4 people found this helpful
L.ThompReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Classic 80's movie about role reversal
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Classic 80's movie about role reversal. Still funny! Great movie to add to your 80's movie collection. When I purchased this file it was an "Add-on". Great price! Highly recommend!
12 people found this helpful
Phyllis M.Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
One of my faves
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Michael Keaton at the start of his career...this is one of those fun family movies, even a bit corny. Dad, with a wife and 3 kids, loses his job with the automotive industry. Mom (Teri Garr) has an advertising background, and she's the one who finds work. This makes dad "Mr. Mom," and then the fun starts. You can imagine what happens when dad let's the baby eat canned beans. Good supporting cast. It's a keeper--I grab the popcorn and watch it at least once a year.
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