MUL­TI­PLIC­ITY (1996) 7TWO, 2PM, PG, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

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.

★★★

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