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…
Release Year: 1983
Rating: 6.2/10 (9,257 voted)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler
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.
(as Frederick Koehler)
Caroline's a rising executive. Jack just lost his job. Jack's going to have to start from the bottom up.
Release Date: 22 July 1983
Filming Locations: 1050 Arden Road, Pasadena, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $947,197
(24 July 1983)
Did You Know?
The music playing in the background of the last scene is actually the overture from
While Ron is flipping through the radio stations in Caroline's hotel room, you can hear the same DJ prattle that was on the kids' radio at the beginning of the movie.
[as Jack is driving away from the super market]
So were we once!
One of my family's all-time favorities
Of all comedies that I have seen in my 23 years, "Mr. Mom" has got to be one
of the best and funniest of them all. I have been a fan of this movie since
I was about 4 years old! To be exact, I think I taped three different copies
on cable and network until I bought it on video and finally on DVD!
Michael Keaton plays Jack Butler, who, along with several co-workers, loses
his job at an auto plant due to layoffs. To make ends meet, wife Caroline
(Teri Garr) gets a job at an advertising agency, and he stays home with the
kids. Easy, right? Absolutely not! From out of control vacuum cleaners,
washing machines and toasters, to the neighborhood ladies, including Joan
(Ann Jillian), who has her eye on Jack, running the household is horrendous.
On top of this, Caroline is climbing the corporate ladder. But success comes
with a price in the form of long hours, travel, and persistence from boss
Ron (Martin Mull), who sets his sights on Caroline. Can Jack and Caroline
keep the family together despite these woes?
It is my belief that "Mr. Mom" is one of the best comedies of all time, and
features Michael Keaton and Teri Garr at their best. People of all ages
should see this movie. It shows how successful familial role revearsals have
the power to be, and demonstrates how to challenge previous stereotypes
about career and family. A great film not to be missed!