Mr. Mom

Critics Consensus

Mr. Mom makes up for its stereotype-driven premise with a sweet script and charming work from a well-matched cast led by Michael Keaton and Teri Garr.



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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 with their hyper kids, a ravenous vacuum cleaner, an angry washing machine and an oversexed neighbor! From late nights in the boardroom to lonely nights in the bedroom, the biggest challenge for both Jack and Caroline is learning to trust one another with their reversed roles which they'd better do quickly before Mr. Mom becomes Mr. Single Mom!

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Critic Reviews for Mr. Mom

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Audience Reviews for Mr. Mom

  • Feb 04, 2015
    Michael Keaton stars as Mr. Mom in this wacky family comedy. After getting laid off Jack Butler is forced to become a stay-at-home dad when his wife is able to find a job and he isn't. Teri Garr and Martin Mull co-star and give nice performances, but this is really Keaton's show and he delivers; bringing a lot of charisma and personality to the film. However, the writing is rather weak and relies too much on bumbling parent clichés and tropes. Additionally, the subplot about the wife's new job is poorly served and is awkwardly shoehorned into the film. But despite its problems, Mr. Mom is an entertaining romp with some good laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 03, 2011
    Just saw this movie the other day after not seeing it since I was a little rugrat.It use to be 1 of my favorites but now It remind's me more of a Sunday comic strip coming to life with the out of control vacuum cleaner,washer & some of the characters.Oh well
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    A cute and funny family film with two great comedy actors: Keaton and Garr. I really liked this movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2010
    I saw pieces of this the other day when it was on TV. It was just ehhh. I can't see myself watching this again.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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