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Multiplicity (1996)

Director:
Harold Ramis
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Multiplicity - i fleste laget

RUNNING TIME
117 minutes

Producer:
Trevor Albert
Harold Ramis
Screenwriter:
Lowell Gans
Mary Hale
Babaloo Mandel
Chris Miller


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Doug Kinney Michael Keaton
Laura Kinney Andie MacDowell
Zack Kinney Zack Duhame -
Jennifer Kinney Katie Schlossberg -
Dr. Leeds Harris Yulin -
Del King Richad Masur -

 

Review

Multiplicity is an uneven but pleasant comedy about a man who clones himself. It's worth a look-see thanks to its brilliant use of special effects and a handful of comic delicacies. Michael Keaton plays the lead(s) and does a great job of giving each of his clones a distinctive characteristic and personality. The film balances well between family-friendly and adult humour; between physical comedy and more obscene innuendos, both of which Keaton delivers with expert precision. And when this works as well as it does, we can care less about the senselessness in the fact that his wife never gets the picture, or that Dr. Leeds can accept a clone of a clone. We don't really need more scientific seriousness than that.

Copyright 13.06.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 01.11.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)