Ben Archer is not happy. It looks like his mother Sandy is in a serious relationship. Fear of abandonment drives Ben to try anything and everything to ruin the “love bubble” that surrounds his mom and the guy, Jack. But Ben and Jack become closer after their experiences in the Indian Guides.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for mild thematic elements.
I think it’s a very sweet film.
Another Disney film from the 1990s that I and other reviewers evidently disagree on; an average rating of 2.2 on Letterboxd is very harsh, in my opinion. I found it charming and suitably acted.
I assume the major dislike of this film is the secondary plot featuring Joey (Richard Portnow) & Co., which I would agree is unimaginative and ill-fitting. However, that doesn’t affect my overall feelings. Potentially – if anything, it mentions a few times the negative depictions; somewhat surprisingly, for a 1995 release anyway.
The story between Ben (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), Jack (Chevy Chase) and Sandy (Farrah Fawcett) is nice. It’s simple, but it’s one that works extremely well – I felt attached to them, they have good chemistry with each other.
There’s not much more to be said. I truly did enjoy ‘Man of the House’.
Director: James Orr
Writers: David E. Peckinpah (story), Richard Jefferies (story), James Orr (screenplay)
Stars: Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Country of origin: United States
Also known as: Man 2 Man
Filming locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.61 GiB
Duration : 1 h 36 min
Overall bit rate : 2 385 kb/s