A comedy about a man who clones himself to save his marriage, and then almost loses his wife-- to himself! Overworked and over-scheduled, contractor Doug Kinney never has enough time for his wife and family. So when a helpful geneticist offers to xerox Doug, it seems like the perfect solution-- until the clones begin to take over his home, his job, and his bed.
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This review is from: Multiplicity [VHS] (VHS Tape) This was a great movie. I've probably seen it at least 5 times! I'm looking to buy it and have not found it in any stores so am planning to buy it from Amazon. Our family still says "I want pithza, Steve" all the time!To the person who said it was immature humor - I can't imagine - you need to lighten up and have fun!
This review is from: Multiplicity (DVD) Dont' buy any DVD's from this seller. THey are shipped from oversea's and aside from the ridiculous shipping fee's you'll soon pay for you'll also get a brand new copy of a DVD that doesnt' even play in AMERICAN DVD players. Its a rip off!
I loved this movie.I watched it at the cinema at first with pretty low expectations after reading reviews which said the film was very mediocre.You must have a sense of humour or be in the mood for a laugh to appreciate it.I agree there are some classic one liners,such as "I like pitha!" and "She touched my pepe steve!"Well done to Keaton for playing such a wide variety in personalities.I have watched the film at least five times and still find it hilarious.
"Multiplicity" director, Harold Ramis, has been on a roll since "Groundhog Day" and validated his directing/writing maturity with "Analyze This". However, in his earlier films I always felt he was mediocre, at best, as an actor. As a director and writer he pandered to the masses with slap-stick, debase humor and trite "Hollywood" creativity. "Caddyshack" was easily his best early work, and I believe it has been mostly over-rated by generational bias.Inbetween Ramis' successes with "Groundhog Day" and "Analyze This" is this very funny film about an over-worked, under-appreciated family man, Doug (Micheal Keaton), who is at his wits end for a solution to his troubles. Per chance, his frustration climaxes and is witnessed while supervising a job at the facility where cloning attempts have succeeded. The doctor believes Doug is the perfect client for a human test. As the first successful clone doesn't solve all his problems, Doug makes another. The two clones feel the need to have their own "solution" and make a copy of a copy,... which, of course, is not as good as the original. No problems are really solved and now Doug has a bigger mess on his hand than he realizes. The way he cleans it up results in the more hilarious scenes, as well as a very human quality that most comedies never involve. The way each clone gravitates to one of Doug's basic personalities and proceed to interact said a lot to me about how each of us can deal with our own under-appreciated, time-deprivated lives.Some reviews suggest this movie is not all it could have been. I can't imagine how it could be different. This is a comedy and it will succeed at making you laugh. The story and content is a bit deeper than the average comedy so it has dramatic tones here and there, but never without Keaton's trademark goofiness. To me, that is a credit to the progress Ramis has made in directing and writing comedies. He no longer needs fraternity losers screwing, drinking and puking in order to make a funny film. With minimal guidance on a couple situational scenes, your kids can watch this free of poor language and nudity. To change anything in this movie would leave it less funny, too dramatic, or both. It is perfect the way it is - clean, simple, funny and endearing.
This review is from: Multiplicity (DVD) I do not want to give any stars. I would have to reconfigure my player for the DVD because it was set up for european players. That should have been explained to me before I purchased. That is a mistake I will not repeat.
This review is from: Multiplicity (DVD) Even though this movie is from the 80's I believe, it still makes me laugh out loud. The 'multiple' characters are so well done by M. Keaton! He makes them believable, almost. It is a fast moving movie that keeps the laughs coming. Good clean fun.
i have watched this movie numerous times,and i find that it seems lessfunny,more amusing,the more times i watch it.even so,as far as iknow,it is an original film,and there are a few scenes which are stillhysterically funny every time.the acting is good from all concerned,butthe funniest person in the movie,in my opinion,is Eugene Levy.he haswhat amounts to a bit more than cameo role,but he is brilliant.some ofactions and reactions to situation in the film are a riot.MichaelKeaton is also good in the lead role,and Andie MacDowell is alsogood,not to mention easy on the eyes.the movie is directed by HaroldRamis.('Ghost Busters' 1 and 2,'Groundhog Day')if you like his othermovies,chances are you will like 'Mutiplicity'.for me,Multiplicity gets7/10
Keaton does a dandy job by his four Dougs, but the problem is a script that assumes a physical comedian can do it all, including twisting characters to make them fit the plot line. It doesn't work.
This review is from: Multiplicity (DVD) This movies is laugh out loud funny. If you like Michael Keaton you will love this movie.
Seeking simplicity causes complexity in the movie Multiplicity. An over-worked construction contractor's life gets even more hectic when his homemaker wife decides to return to the workplace. He seeks relief by delegating his work and domestic duties to clones. But, a new brand of chaos ensues when the natural order is disturbed. The life lesson taught in the movie is captured in one line, "About quality time with your family? It's all quality time." Michael Keaton is superb in his four diverse roles: the macho workaholic, the sensitive husband and father, the mental deficient, and the original Doug Kinney. This is a must see comedy worthy of every star.
Michael Keaton is somewhat of an acquired taste. He is funny sometimes, even outright hysterical (take `Beetlejuice' for instance) but other times he just wares on my patience. `Multiplicity' is one of those films that works in parts, but not entirely, and that is mostly due to Keaton's uneven performance. Well, and the fact that Andie MacDowell didn't have any strong direction to squeeze goodness out of her.The script is also rather ridiculous, but I think we expect that from a film like this.Keaton plays Doug Kinney, a construction worker who has a wife and two kids and absolutely no time to spend with them. His wife wants to go back to work but there is just no way that Doug can fit it into his schedule to help out around the house. That is until this Dr. confronts him about cloning. Doug is apposed and then all for it and before you know it there is another Doug (called #2) who is living above the garage. Now Doug can spend time with his kids while #2 goes to work. Then Doug realizes that he is so busy at home he has no time for himself and so we get #3, the sensitive stay at home Doug who takes care of the house and the children while Doug is playing golf. But when things get too much for #2 and #3 to handle they take it upon themselves to bring home #4 and it's about then that everything starts to fall apart.The film could have had a better outcome had the premise been treated with a little more respect. Instead, director Harold Ramis and writer Chris Miller went for the slapstick, easy gags. The film is rather brainless. Michael Keaton is pretty good as Doug, and I liked the way he played off the sensitive side of #3, but his take on #2 was kind of obnoxious and his mimicry of Steve Martin's hilarious turn in `Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' was rather unnecessary and ridiculous (notice how #4 refers to everyone as Steve...not a coincidence I guaranty you). Andie MacDowell, as I have mentioned before, is usually boring and dull. In fact, it takes a really strong and influential director to bring out the good in her (great in her is you take into account her work with Altman and Soderbergh) and Ramis is not a strong director. In other words; she's dreadful here.The film has its funny moments but the lack of natural charm and any real comedic weight make this film more of a dud than a hit. I wish that I could say something better for the film. My wife loves it. I on the other hand do not. I give it a low C.
This is definitely an original premise for a film, and the casting was dead on in selecting Michael Keaton, as he puts his comedic talent to excellent use in Multiplicity. The movie presents an interesting perspective of cloning and what may occur in its aftermath. Utter hilarity ensues as each clone displays unique personality traits - one is a tough armchair-quarterback type, another a male Martha Stewart, and the fourth - a copy of a copy - needs to be seen to be believed. The film was co-written and directed by Harold Ramis, and as far as comedy is concerned you can't go wrong with most of his work. The script holds together pretty well considering that it was a four person collaboration. My favorite scene was probably the one where Andie MacDowell is in the mood and encounters each of the clones - that scene is worth the price of admission. This movie deserved more of a push than it received - it's worth checking out if you are a fan of any of the participants.
This movie should've done well mainstream. There's enough humor that it's not too difficult for most people to get, but yet there's enough substance for the critical thinkers, but enough humor to be silly to the so called average person. To those critics that gave this movie a bad slice was undeservedly so. How many movies can you watch where an actor can say something to the degree of "I'm sorry that I was having sex with your wife, but that it was actually you having sex with your wife because you are me?" Since cloning is not rampant yet, maybe this movie is too ahead of its time.MacDowell is great as a wife, and Keaton is just gosh darned funny as all hell as he plays himself and all the clones in it! Must've been hard to film, especially the parts with more than one Doug at the same time. Eugene Levy is in this one too, but he doesn't play a big enough part to show his witty humorous side.
A very funny movie with a great cast including Michael Keaton as the fourdoug's and Andie MacDowell as the wife.The fourth doug was the funniest out of them all. He even put shaving creaminside his mouth and he put pizza in his wallet.It's a really good movie and of course it's great on DVD, much better thanVHS.
Feeble, limp, flaccid (I can't find my thesaurus, but you get the idea.)Oneof the major prerequisites of a comedy is that it should be funny. Thismovie fails dismally on this score. Unless Michael Keaton got paid 4 timeshis usual fee, he shouldn't have come near this with a long pole. As forAndie Macdowell, I doubt that this will get mentioned on her CV. Iseriouslyrecommend that you give this movie a wide berth, if only Ihad.
An effects-based comedy whose seamlessness is a sign that this newfangled comedic genre has gone beyond the adolescence stage and taken on a new maturity.
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This review is from: Multiplicity [HD] (Amazon Instant Video) Michael Keaton playing against 4 different versions of himself is a hilarious set up. I think it is just as good as Eddie Murphy's multiple character scenes in the Nutty Professor. This is a light feel good romantic even comedy.
I don't know what impulse drew me to the Multiplicity comments pages fouryears after I had seen the movie, but here I am and I have got to put in mytwo cents worth. The movie didn't really work and in places it was quitetedious, but fair is fair it contained two of the funniest scenes I think Ihave ever seen.The restaurant scene ( which I see a lot of comments on), well I nearly lostit in the cinema. I was choking with laughter, I nearly had to get up andfind oxygen.Also (my memory is a bit faulty exactly what happened) the scene where thecaring clone (clone 2?) shows Andi McDowell how to cut and wrap some food.Andi's expression. Priceless!In fact, now I'm thinking about it , there were some other good scenes aswell. All in all, a bit underrated.
This is one of those films that maybe the first time you watch it, youjust think, "eh." But on subsequent viewings you realize how funny itis and the absolutely great characters & how well developed each one ofthe Michael Keaton's are. He does an amazing job & this film wascompletely overlooked by just about everyone. Granted the plot isnothing to write home about, but neither is "Dumb & Dumbers" but thatisn't why it is remembered. It's for all the hilarity that ensues justas this one does. I'm hoping that someday people will realize just howfunny Michael Keaton can be in film & that he wasn't just BATMAN! A newgeneration will soon come to see everything that is classically done &some filmmaker will stick Mr. Keaton in another comedic role so thatthey can see just how well he can shine as a comedian. Here's hopingit's soon too! So if you liked "Old School, Napoleon Dynamite, & yeseven "The Hangover" (though it's far less dirty) then this is right upyour alley.