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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  24 November 1993 (USA)
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After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

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Daniel Hillard is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father to his three kids Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, but Daniel's wife Miranda sees him as a poor disciplinarian, and a bad role model. After Daniel throws an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for Chris, Miranda reaches the end of her limited patience, and files for a divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the kids and he's only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel discovers that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother Frank, a makeup artist, Daniel gets the job, disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a Scottish nanny. Daniel pulls off the ruse so well that neither Miranda nor his children recognize him, and in the process, he learns some parenting tips. Daniel also has to deal with Miranda's new boyfriend, a jerk named Stu Dunmeyer. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,832,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)

Gross:

£20,942,924 (UK) (15 July 1994)
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According to Director Chris Columbus, Robin Williams improvised so much that there were PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 edits of the film (though always intended to be released as PG-13). See more »

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When the mail man "Mr Sprinkles" visits Mrs Doubtfire when she has her own show at the end of the movie, he calls her "Mrs Doubtflier" when handing the mail to her. See more »

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Lou: You can't put words in Pudgy's mouth if his mouth isn't moving.
Daniel: Well, it's voice-over. It's an interior monologue. Maybe even the voice of God, that's even better.
[as God]
Daniel: No, Pudgy, don't smoke!
Lou: Actors.
Daniel: What? Well, let's ask the technicians. Do you think its morally right to promote smoking to the youth of America?
[the three technicians are smoking. One man shrugs]
Daniel: They're biased. That's a mistrial.
Lou: Daniel, listen to me. This session is costing the studio thousands of dollars. Now if you want ...
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Luck Be A Lady
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A eccentric life!!
29 November 2004 | by (Tokyo,Japan) – See all my reviews

Many people say that gMrs. Doubtfireh is one of the funniest movies. I agree with the above idea. First, one of the funniest scene for me is when Mrs. Sellner comes to Danielfs apartment and he transforms between himself and Mrs. Doubtfire so quickly. This busy scene brings constant laughing to us. The second funniest scene for me is when Mrs. Doubtfire cooks the dinner for the first time and she burns her clothes. The scene not only funny but also thrilling and my heart fluttered with worry, too.

I know that some people claim that the storyline is too unrealistic, but I think there are few fathers who love their children as deeply as Daniel.

This movie is not only funny but also impressive. I rate this movie at 8/10.


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