Video Review

Man of the House (1995)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Comedy, Kids and Family; With: Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett and Jonathan Taylor Thomas; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

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-

Originally posted Aug 04, 1995 Published in issue #286 Aug 04, 1995 Order article reprints