Mr Mom (1983)

Stan Dragoti directs Michael Keaton, Teri Garr and Martin Mull in this battle of the sexes comedy where when Dad loses his job he stays home and keeps house, while Mom becomes the breadwinner.

Sleazy elevator sax score from Lee Holdridge. We had this taped off the telly as kids so watched it a lot. It probably didn’t deserve as much attention as we gave it. Feels a bit too much like an extended pilot for a sitcom. Keaton (full power, even through joke-free scenes) and Garr have nice chemistry and you can feel John Hughes fingerprints all over the script. The gender stuff now plays like a museum relic but the recession politics of the workplace scenes still holds true.


Perfect Double Bill: Uncle Buck (1989)

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