Multiplicity

MULTIPLICITY (12)
D: Harold Ramis
Columbia (Trevor Albert & Harold Ramis)
US 1996
117 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Chris Miller, Mary Hale, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel
DP: Laszlo Kovacs
Ed: Penn Herring & Craig Herring
Mus: George Fenton
 
Michael Keaton (Doug Kinney), Andie MacDowell (Laura Kinney), Harris Yulin (Dr. Leeds), Richard Masur (Del King), Eugene Levy (Vic), Ann Cusack (Noreen), John de Lancie (Ted), Brian Doyle-Murray (Walt)
 
A workaholic clones himself so he can spend more time with his family, but finds more trouble than it's worth when his clone does the same thing.
An unusual film in many respects. The plot works quite well and there's some funny moments, but there's something about Michael Keaton's performance that doesn't work quite as well. He's fine as the lead character, but as the clone(s) of the exact same character is where the film becomes quite silly and unconvincing.
The visual effects utilised to have Keaton playing multiple characters are very well executed though.
Reasonably enjoyable, but you wouldn't want to subject yourself to multiple viewings.
5/10

Michael Keaton in Multiplicity
Michael Keaton in Multiplicity