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Man of the House

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Man of the House (Movie - 1995)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
director:
James Orr
distributor:
Walt Disney Pictures
genre:
Kids and Family, Comedy

We gave it a C-

Chevy Chase seems oddly sedated as a button-down prosecutor who moves in with a divorcée (Farrah Fawcett) and her disapproving son (Jonathan Taylor Thomas). The fun in Man of the House is supposed to come not only from Chase’s ineffectual efforts to become a father figure but also from the kid’s sour-spirited schemes to drive him away. Somehow, this soporific comedy did decent business in theaters, where audiences presumably stayed awake. At home, on a comfortable couch, you may not make it. C-

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