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By Lisa A. Goldstein, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Some sexy stuff in dated but entertaining '90s comedy.

Movie PG-13 1996 117 minutes
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Michael Keaton as Doug is a delight to watch as he plays four versions of himself; he truly embraces each character as if it's a different role. It brings to mind his memorable role in the popular 1983 film Mr. Mom, which has a remarkable similarity to this one. Physical comedy? Check. Bending gender roles? Check. Spousal communication issues? Double check. Since this movie is set in the mid-'90s, however, Doug has the supposed benefit of cloning science and technology. Meanwhile, his beleagured wife Laura is the perfect calm, questioning foil to his energetic behavior. Between the two, no, five of them, there's plenty of action and sophomoric humor on screen.

While the action and humor may appeal to teens, who might also be able to relate to the difficulties of multitasking, other things about this movie may make it less appealing for them -- or you. Doug's problems start because he wants to spend more time with his wife and kids, and he gets into arguments with his wife about whether or not she can work outside the home -- not exactly teen-friendly material. That, plus the overt sexual content, dishonesty, and other niggling issues make this a mixed kind of movie for all involved.

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