In this comedy, Doug is a man with too many tasks. Dr. Owen offers a strange solution: to make a clone of Doug. Unfortunately, Doug #2 finds that he needs more help himself, so another Doug is "born." Eventually there are too many Dougs around for Doug's own good.
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Critic Reviews for Multiplicity
More Kafkaesque than comedic, more fascinating to watch than out-and-out funny.
The comedy itself, however, is uneven and, more often than not, obvious.
Groundhog Day had a certain sweetness and even a sly philosophical depth, but Multiplicity is more of a ground-level comedy, in which we can usually anticipate the problems for Doug and his clones.
Ramis and his quartet of writers, including City Slickers shtick factories of Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel, can't find much to do with their simple premise.
A desperately unfunny comedy lethargically directed by Harold Ramis, and boringly acted by Michael Keaton.
Whatever you know about cloning, leave at the theater door. Whatever you know about the modern housewife, shuck that, too. The feminism of "Multiplicity" is barely circa 1959.
More is not better, in this case.
Michael Keaton is very funny, but the comedy itself isn't worth his efforts.
Great premise, great work by Keaton, but the script lets them down.
It could have been a good story, but it turns out to be thin, despite good acting performances by Keaton and MacDowell.
You expect better from director Harold Ramis, who made much more with much less in Groundhog Day.
Starts out with a great premise, but fails to deliver on its promise.
Audience Reviews for Multiplicity
A goofy comedy, and it does go off the old saying 'if only there were more of me'. The story is predictable, especially the ending. Overall it has some humor, but overall it's just okay.More
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