Jack Butler (Michael Keaton) is a Detroit automobile engineer unjustly fired by his boss. Jack's wife Caroline (Teri Garr) is compelled to get a job to make ends meet, and is soon hired on as an advertising executive in a firm run by the shifty Ron Richardson (Martin Mull). This leaves Jack at home doing the housework and taking care of the kids, ...Read MoreJack Butler (Michael Keaton) is a Detroit automobile engineer unjustly fired by his boss. Jack's wife Caroline (Teri Garr) is compelled to get a job to make ends meet, and is soon hired on as an advertising executive in a firm run by the shifty Ron Richardson (Martin Mull). This leaves Jack at home doing the housework and taking care of the kids, which he discovers is a lot more complicated than he ever imagined. Moving from breadwinner to househusband doesn't do much for his self-esteem, and he bides his time playing poker for coupons with a gaggle of neighborhood housewifes and pondering infidelity with dedicated homewrecker Joan (Ann Jillian). Among Keaton's fish-out-of-water bits: trying to maneuver a shopping cart with the inevitable wobbly wheels; and imagining a soap opera/film-noir episode in which he gives in to Joan's advances, only to be found out by Caroline. Hal Erickson, RoviRead Less
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Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe, Brittany White. Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1983. Language: English. Run time: 92 mins. (m12) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond.
Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Tambor, Ann Jillian, Martin Mull, Brittany White, Courtney White, Taliesin Jaffe, Fred Koehler,... Good. 1983 Run time: 91. Connecting viewers with great movies since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Used discs may not include digital content. Customer service is our top priority!
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Michael Keaton demonstrates that a man can run the household, with hilarious results as he learns how to tame appliances, deal with repairmen and lustful women, and relate to his wife and children in a new way. Men will cheer as he learns to multi-task, while the ladies will enjoy how he comes to appreciate what a housewife really goes through each day.
A clever subplot pits Terri Garr against sly Martin Mull, and adds more humor to the story.
Jul 24, 2008
Some like it...
I got this to replace a damaged one. The story itself is pretty predictable and I didn't enjoy it much. Maybe more of a chick flick?