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An inevitable idea: a working man (Michael Keaton) who can't meet all his professional and family responsibilities has himself cloned. It works so well having one copy of himself to take charge of matters at the office that he makes another copy who takes care of the home front. Pretty soon, different aspects of Keaton's personality are emphasized in the different clones: the laborer becomes a macho creep and the domestic god becomes rather feminine. A third clone, struck from the duplicates instead of the original, becomes like a photocopy of a photocopy: inferior. This timely comedy should be better than it is, but special-effects requirements are so labor-intensive that most scenes feel stiff and leaden. Keaton is good in all four parts, and in certain gee-whiz effects scenes, where he even high-fives himself, he pulls off a minor miracle or two. (Of course, a kid did the same thing in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap.) The DVD release includes optional widescreen and standard formats and optional French and Spanish soundtracks. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Ultimately Keaton's character and clones realize that quality time is doing the daily chores life requires. The more clones, or help, a person has... doesn't get them any closer to their goal. Each clone is different, as they are an exaggerated version of their cloned purpose... "1" is exceptional in business (the reason he was cloned), "2" is very domestic (as he was cloned to take care of the cooking and cleaning), and "3" is a clone from a clone... so he turns out "mentally challenged."
This movie is very funny, and carries a strong moral within a highly entertaining storyline.
During this movie, the viewer (you) would have many aspects, and most would find it extremely funny. This is far more hillarious than most commedies out today, if you want a good laugh, Multiplicity is the movie for you. I rate it a 5 star movie!
It shows Michael Keaton being able to spend time with his family and try to hide it from his wife. Isn't it cute when Michael Keaton impresses his wife with his uncanny knowledge of how to wrap a sandwich in aluminum foil? It really isn't funny at all, and it shows one Michael at work, two of them watching tv at home, and a retarded one shaving his tongue. And Andie McDowell plays stupid in this. It is so obvious throughout the movie that there are more than one of him and he didn't hide it from her well at all. In one scene, two of him wave to his wife and, in another, he magically changes his clothes in 3 seconds.
What happened to Harold Ramis? He had been making good movies like "Ghostbusters", and now he is making some bad mistakes like "Multiplicity" and "Analyze This". THIS MOVIE IS VERRRRRRRRRY BAD!
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 diferent. This is a comedy and it will succeed at making you laugh.Read more ›
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The quality is good. It came within a week of ordering it.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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Advertised as Widescreen/Full Screen. DVD arrived -- Full Screen only. I recommend waiting for a "Widescreen only" version. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bitburger
I live how quickly I receive my orders. The movie was funny and deals with many issues of being married and finding balance in life.Published 13 months ago by Laurie Suggitt
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