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I have such fondness for director Chris Columbus's "Mrs. Doubtfire."

I remember watching it over and over, effusively quoting Robin Williams's over-the-top exclamations and giggling hysterically at the movie's comedic conundrums. It's truly a tour-de-force for Williams, who was given free improvisational reign on the set. His role as irresponsible Daniel, who takes desperate measures by impersonating a female nanny in order to see his kids during his divorce from wife Miranda (played by Sally Field), resulted in the birth of beloved character and the second-highest-grossing film of 1993 (behind "Jurassic Park"). It's a movie that spreads the schmaltz on thick, sure, but proves surprisingly ahead of its time when it comes to the fallout of divorce and the plights of working moms and perpetual man-boys, alike.

It's been ages since I've watched the film, so -- in honor of its 20th anniversary (November 24) -- I thought it important »

- Katie Calautti

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