Actors: Michael Keaton, Andie McDowall, Eugene Levy
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Multiplicity|
|Doug Kinney is a contractor who doesn't have enough time to do his work well and attend to the needs of his wife and two kids. One day a scientist offers to clone him. Doug No. 2 takes over his job and does it well, but after a month Doug feels overloaded by housework and child care. So Doug No. 3 is brought in to run the house. There's even a "special" Doug No. 4. It's quite a chore juggling all these Dougs between house and home, and wife Laura gets very puzzled and eventually moves out. Keaton does a marvelous job playing all four roles and giving them distinctive personalities. MacDowell gracefully plays the straight man but has less to do and must act stupider than she really should be. A few great laughs and some anxious moments make for a decent comedy with quite a bit of heart.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Contractor Doug Kinny (Keaton)has no time on his hands, so an eccentric scientist offers to clone him. Doug makes Number 2 do his job for him (Which 2 does better, faster, and stronger). Doug makes Number 3 to help with the family (Which works because 3 is very prissy). Number 4 was made behind Doug's back (with the best intentions, of course). Number 4 is, well, "He's special. We made a copy from 2 and, well, you know when you make a copy of a copy it doesn't turn out quite as sharp as the original". Doug must keep his wife (McDowall) and his kids from finding out about the clones! Really a comedy, the "All-Four-in-the-Same-Room-at-the-Same-Time" effects are awesome. For a classic comedy moment, watch Number 4!
--Adam D. Bram, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Multiplicity|
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Composition of Movie
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 90%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- science fiction story
- good clones/duplicates
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Black)
- (man) short/medium straight
- (man) short/medium curly
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn curly
- ample chest & buttocks (female)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- general circumstances
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Tone of movie
Comedy or somewhat funny movie?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- vauge references only
- Occasional swearing
- Some foul language
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