History Film / Multiplicity

9th Mar '15 7:26:20 AM tropeminer
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[[caption-width-right:320: What's better than one Michael Keaton?]]

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[[caption-width-right:320: What's Hey, you know what's better than one Michael Keaton?]]
4th Jan '15 5:24:52 PM nombretomado
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'''''Multiplicity''''' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/HaroldRamis starring MichaelKeaton and [=Andie MacDowell=].

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'''''Multiplicity''''' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/HaroldRamis starring MichaelKeaton Creator/MichaelKeaton and [=Andie MacDowell=].
17th Sep '14 12:52:16 AM tropeminer
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* ActingForTwo: Actually make that four.
17th Sep '14 12:50:41 AM tropeminer
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* NiceGuy: Dr.Leeds

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* NiceGuy: Dr. Leeds
17th Sep '14 12:49:22 AM tropeminer
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[[caption-width-right:320: Why just have one Michael Keaton?]]

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[[caption-width-right:320: Why just have What's better than one Michael Keaton?]]
17th Sep '14 12:46:58 AM tropeminer
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* ActingForTwo: Actually make that four.
17th Sep '14 12:44:54 AM tropeminer
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Doug Kinney (MichaelKeaton) is an overworked contractor, who wishes to spend more time with his family and for himself, but also doesn't want to pass up opportunities at work. During a routine construction gig, he decides to go off on his own just to collect his thoughts. Seeing how overworked he is, Dr. Leeds (Harris Yulin) offers him an opportunity for more time: a clone.

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[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/multiplicityposter96_1839.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:320: Why just have one Michael Keaton?]]

'''''Multiplicity''''' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/HaroldRamis starring MichaelKeaton and [=Andie MacDowell=].

Doug Kinney (MichaelKeaton) (Michael Keaton) is an overworked contractor, who wishes to spend more time with his family and for himself, but also doesn't want to pass up opportunities at work. During a routine construction gig, he decides to go off on his own just to collect his thoughts. Seeing how overworked he is, Dr. Leeds (Harris Yulin) offers him an opportunity for more time: a clone.



In order to keep this from his wife Laura (Andie [=MacDowell=]), the clone is only allowed to live in the guest room above the garage, and only comes out for work and... nothing much else. Being a complete human, the clone doesn't take to this much. The clone decides to get completely obsessed by his work, fires a long time friend of the original (justified, but he did so very cruelly), and actually tries to go on a date with someone, being that he is technically not "married".

The original, now freed from work responsibilities altogether, spends more time with the wife and kids. Doug eventually allows his wife to go back to work, and tries to rekindle their relationship at a night out...in the same restaurant where the clone has taken his date.

Seeing his clone's problems with isolated life, he gets a second clone to keep the first clone company. The two clones eventually develop completely contrasting personalities, though only as far as a comedy will let it. They also decide to create a clone of their own (to perform the menial household chores neither of them want to do); since this third clone is a copy of a copy, he comes out a little, well, [[TheDitz blurry]].

Over time, things get complicated with the clone arrangement. Situations calls for the clones to sneak into the house, and when caught, unaware of the difference, his wife increasingly asks what is up with his dynamic personality.

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In order to keep this from his wife Laura (Andie [=MacDowell=]), the clone is only allowed to live in the guest room above the garage, and only comes out for work and... nothing much else. Being a complete human, the clone doesn't take to this much. The clone decides to get completely obsessed by his work, fires a long time friend of the original (justified, but he did so very cruelly), and actually tries to go on a date with someone, being that he is technically not "married". \n\n The original, now freed from work responsibilities altogether, spends more time with the wife and kids. Doug eventually allows his wife to go back to work, and tries to rekindle their relationship at a night out...in the same restaurant where the clone has taken his date.

Seeing his clone's problems with isolated life, he gets a second clone to keep the first clone company. The two clones eventually develop completely contrasting personalities, though only as far as a comedy will let it. They also decide to create a clone of their own (to perform the menial household chores neither of them want to do); since this third clone is a copy of a copy, he comes out a little, well, [[TheDitz blurry]].

blurry]]. Over time, things get complicated with the clone arrangement. Situations calls for the clones to sneak into the house, and when caught, unaware of the difference, his wife increasingly asks what is up with his dynamic personality.



Things escalate between the Dougs and Laura to the point she leaves to stay with her mother. Doug decides in order to win her back, he will need the clones for one more assignment, and then sends them on their way.

The clones are now living in Miami, with #2 and #3 running a pizzeria and #4 delivering them.

Despite the film's complete disregard for the actual science of cloning, it is still a lighthearted comedy about the need to juggle life and work, and the possible solutions and new problems you might cause.

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Things escalate between the Dougs and Laura to the point she leaves to stay with her mother. Doug decides in order to win her back, he will need the clones for one more assignment, and then sends them on their way. \n\n The clones are now living live in Miami, with #2 and #3 running a pizzeria and #4 delivering them.

Despite the film's [[HollywoodScience complete disregard disregard]] for the actual science of cloning, it is still a lighthearted comedy about the need to juggle life and work, and the possible solutions and new problems you might cause.
1st Aug '14 9:43:10 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CloudCuckooLander: #3.

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* CloudCuckooLander: #3.#4. Since he was cloned from #2, he comes out more than a little funny in the head.


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* ShoutOut: Doug Kinney is named after the late [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Kenney Doug Kenney]], co-founder of ''National Lampoon'' magazine and a once good friend of director Harold Ramis.
1st Aug '14 9:37:50 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* [[ActingForTwo Acting For Four]]: MichaelKeaton as Doug and his clones.



* CloudCuckooLander: #3.



* TalkingToHimself: MichaelKeaton, all the time.
17th Feb '14 6:31:50 PM mlsmithca
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The original, now freed from work responsibilities altogether, spends more time with the wife and kids. Doug eventually allows his wife to go back to work, and tries to rekindle their relationship at a night out...[[spoiler:in the same restaurant where the clone has taken his date]].

Seeing his clone's problems with isolated life, he gets a second clone to keep the first clone company. The two clones eventually develop [[spoiler:completely contrasting personalities]], though only as far as a comedy will let it. They also decide to create a clone of their own (to perform the menial household chores neither of them want to do); since this third clone is a copy of a copy, he comes out a little, well, [[TheDitz blurry]].

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The original, now freed from work responsibilities altogether, spends more time with the wife and kids. Doug eventually allows his wife to go back to work, and tries to rekindle their relationship at a night out...[[spoiler:in in the same restaurant where the clone has taken his date]].

date.

Seeing his clone's problems with isolated life, he gets a second clone to keep the first clone company. The two clones eventually develop [[spoiler:completely completely contrasting personalities]], personalities, though only as far as a comedy will let it. They also decide to create a clone of their own (to perform the menial household chores neither of them want to do); since this third clone is a copy of a copy, he comes out a little, well, [[TheDitz blurry]].



# No clone may have sex with his wife. [[spoiler:Which is broken, by all three clones, in one night.]]
# [[spoiler:No more clones are to be made]]

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# No clone may have sex with his wife. [[spoiler:Which (Which is broken, by all three clones, in one night.]]
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# [[spoiler:No No more clones are to be made]]
made.



The clones [[spoiler:are now living in Miami, with #2 and #3 running a pizzeria and #4 delivering them]].

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The clones [[spoiler:are are now living in Miami, with #2 and #3 running a pizzeria and #4 delivering them]].
them.



* CrocodileTears: Doug's wife used tears to manipulate him into letting her go back to work, when really she shouldn't have needed his permission in the first place.



* StayInTheKitchen: "That's why you have breasts," is used as a reason why the wife should not go back to work, and should automatically be nurturing toward children.



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