With his recent work in Spotlight, Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Founder, Michael Keaton’s career is at an all-time high. His roots in cinema, however, began in comedy, and now Shout! Factory is releasing Mr. Mom as part of its “Shout Select” line. The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is set for a September 5 release.
Penned by director/scribe John Hughes, Mr. Mom centers on Jack (Keaton), an unemployed husband who becomes a stay at home dad while his wife Caroline (Teri Garr) re-enters the workforce. Though Jack’s previous job in the automotive industry had its challenges, being a full time daddy has its share of seemingly insurmountable challenges.
The Blu-ray comes with an all new cover illustration plus interviews with co-stars Ann Jillian, Frederick Koehler, Tailesin Jaffe, and Miriam Flynn. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner, best known for her work on the X-Men movies and most recently Deadpool is also interviewed. Other special features include the original theatrical trailer plus the rarely seen TV-movie Mr. Mom (it was released in 1984) which stars Barry Van Dyke and Rebecca York.
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