Mr. Mom was a 1983 movie
that starred Michael Keaton as Jack Butler and Terri Garr
as Caroline Butler. The movie's reviews were mixed
in 1983, although more positive review than negative.
The movie was a huge success, and it was the impetus for
Universal to sign John Hughes up for three additional
films. Since 1983, the movie has garnered a more
positive outlook, and is considered to be one of the
best films of the 80's.
In the movie, Jack Butler (Keaton) loses his job
as an engineer for the Ford plant in Detroit.
Thankfully, his stay-at-home wife Caroline (Garr) lands
a job at an ad agency, so Jack becomes Mr. Mom to his
three kids: Alex, Kenny, and Megan. The
humor comes with Jack's initial ineptness of playing the
role of mom and his bouts of depression based on his
As the roles are reversed, Jack finds himself fending
off the advances of neighborhood mothers, and Caroline
the advances of her boss. In the end, the couple
manage to reverse their roles once again, with Caroline
quitting her job and returning home, and Jack getting
his old job back at Ford. In the end, the
temporary role reversal brought the couple closer