Mr. MomMr. Mom

I’m guessing a lot of you have seen this classic film starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr but for those of you who have not, time to hit that NetFlix queue or your local video store.

What’s not to love? You’ve got Michael Keaton playing a dad who takes his turn at home with the kids while his wife, Teri Garr, goes back to work. WHAT? I know, I know, seems like a dated concept now but give ’em a break, this was 1983. Did I mention this movie was written by ubiquitous 80’s film guy John Hughes? Throw in Martin Mull as Keaton’s male rival and some wonderful performances from two great child actors and you have a movie you can watch over and over with the family.

There used to be a great clip on YouTube in which Keaton defends his choice to grow a beard but it has been taken down. Here’s a link to the trailer but there is a good chance it will be taken down soon as well.

Mr. Mom trailer