The latest uproar among the active, involved, and caring dads out in the blogosphere is the latest news release from MGM…that they are planning to remake/reboot several movies, one of which is Mr. Mom!
Even though I have not watched the 1980’s film by John Hughes in many years (still scratching my head why), the term “Mr. Mom” seems to be at the root of numerous media angles about bumbling idiots that are dads that sometimes give us caring, confident, and nurturing dads a bad rap. Personally, I prefer to be called a “modern man” (even though caring for my child is certainly nothing new) instead of Mr. Mom or Stay-at-Home Dad (SAHD). That said, I don’t take it personally when someone does refer to the primary caregiving dad as Mr. Mom.
I can;t say I am surprised at the idea for a remake since involved fatherhood seems to be a hot topic these days in the media with articles that are more meaningful and covering topics like dads fitting into the work-life equation and paternity leave. Maybe remaking the film will be an opportunity for MGM (in addition to making money) to provide a more realistic picture (like some TV sitcoms) of what the at-home dad role is truly like and put the positive spin on it which it surely deserves.
What do you think of MGM planning to remake this film?