Man Of The House
Directed: James Orr
Cast: Art LaFleur, Chevy Chase, David Shiner, Farrah Fawcett, George Wendt, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Richard Foronjy, Richard Portnow
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Tom and Huck, Pinnochio) portrays an eleven year old boy who becomes jealous of mom Farrah Fawcett's (Charlie's Angels) new boyfriend Chevy Chase (Last Action Hero, Fletch) and decides to make his life hell. Thomas is determined to get Chase out of his and his mother's lives and will stop at no stupid prank to get the job done. Chase is well meaning and never gives up on his young charge. In the end after many jokes and laughs they come to an understanding. The jokes and the story are funny but the attempt by the writer to add action elements into the story carries things too far and the story gets out of control and mindlessly dumb. If the relationship between the characters had been left alone the movie would have been great but the film tries to include too much and ends up causing the story to become a run-of-the-mill Chevy Chase flic.
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