MULTIPLICITY (1996) 7TWO, 2PM, PG, COMEDY
Trying to recall the wit and humour of his great work on GroundhogDay, Harold Ramis has his hands full directing Michael Keaton (above) as Doug, a busy construction foreman who offers his body to a geneticist for cloning to relieve family and career stresses. Before long, there are four Dougs, each with sharply contrasting personalities. The implausability level reeks like cheap whisky on a drunk, but this is concealed via Keaton’s 10/10 performance – he pulls off the character differentiations with noticeable skill and energy. As for his wife, FourWeddings star Andie MacDowell does basically all she can do – smile and look stupid. Yes, she never quite catches on that the four Dougs exist.