Wednesday, August 23, 2006

No Need to Trust the Man

You may have notice that I neglected to post on Friday's (disappointing) opening of Trust the Man, an ensemble comedy with a relatively decent cast. It features David Duchovny as a stay-at-home dad.

I have to admit that I didn't see the movie and probably won't. The reviews have been tepid, and I have waaay to much popping right to sit through two hours of middling Hollywood fare.

And even the at-home dad aspect isn't all that interesting to me. As with last year's Meet the Fockers, at-home dad characters seem to be less important in the grand scheme of things -- no one dwells on their at-home-ness, and it tends to be more a plot vehicle than a radical profession to display. (From what I read in the book "Little Children," soon to be a major motion picture, the same will be true for that flick.) The old, hokey "Mr. Mom"-can't-parent seems to have been dropped. And not a moment too soon. At last, we can have relatively boring at-home dad characters.

On a side note, silverback at-home dad Peter Baylies has thrown up a couple of posts on athomedad.com, including one that appears to show the phrase "Mr. Mom" is (finally) in decline.

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