Mr. Mom (1983)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.




  • Teri Garr and Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom (1983)
  • Ann Jillian in Mr. Mom (1983)
  • Teri Garr and Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom (1983)
  • Michael Keaton and Martin Mull in Mr. Mom (1983)
  • Teri Garr and Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom (1983)
  • Michael Keaton and Taliesin Jaffe in Mr. Mom (1983)

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10 April 2019 | claudio_carvalho
| Housekeeper by Need
The family man Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) is happily married and lives with his beloved wife Caroline Butler (Teri Garr) and their children Alex, Kenny and Megan in a suburb of Detroit. Jack is an engineer that works in an automobile factory with his friends Stan (Tom Leopold) and Larry (Christopher Lloyd) and they go to the work in car pool with their boss Jinx (Jeffrey Tambor). When Jack loses his job, Caroline looks for a job and finds in the advertising agency that belongs to Ron Richardson (Martin Mull). Soon Caroline succeeds in holding an important account in the agency and climbs positions and responsibilities. Meanwhile Jack learns how hard the household chores and childcare are.

"Mr. Mom" is a funny 1983 film made in the period of the 1980´s recession and foresees the beginning of the decline of the Detroit´s automobile industry. The plot has many clichés but is entertaining and hilarious. Michael Keaton and Teri Garr show chemistry and have great performances. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Dona de Casa por Acaso" ("Housekeeper by Chance")

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Opening Weekend USA:

$947,197 24 July 1983

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