Summer of ‘83: MR. MOM

Director Stan Dragoti
Year 1983
Starring Michael Keaton, Teri Garr
Rating PG
Run Time 91min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Screening in 35mm: Sun. June 16th at Ritz

1983 was a hot year for John Hughes. A lot of people probably remember NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION, but this Father’s Day it’s time we all give praise for MR. MOM, the movie that got Hughes a three-picture deal with Universal (two of which were WEIRD SCIENCE and THE BREAKFAST CLUB). So, take that!

Michael Keaton (in his first top-billing role ever) and Teri Garr star as your average ordinary couple...until their stereotypical gender roles are turned on their ends and Keaton loses his job, which forces them to decide it’s best if Garr goes to work while Keaton tends to the three kids. Only problem is that Keaton is hilariously inept at running a household or raising children. Manic grocery shops, watery slap fights with the washing machine, and an all out wrestling match with a vacuum are just some of the uproarious hijinks the criminally underappreciated Michael Keaton finds himself confronting in his new role as Mr. Mom.

Bring your dad...or bring your mom...or bring a friend and just come watch this gut-busting send-up to how hard being a parent really is. (Greg MacLennan)

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