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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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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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Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda draws the line and files a divorce. He can see his three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. Daniel also holds a job at a TV studio as a shipping clerk under the recommendation of his liason. But when Miranda puts out an ad for a housekeeper, Daniel takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a Scottish lady named Mrs Doubtfire. And Daniel must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend Stu Dunemyer. Written by Blazer346

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

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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,832,232 (UK) (4 February 1994)

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$219,200,000 (USA)
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Polly Holliday appears in this movie as Daniel's next door neighbour Gloria who dislikes him and his methods. She worked with Robin Williams close friend and comic idol Jonathan Winters in Moon Over Parador (1988) playing his wife directed by Paul Mazursky who also directed Williams in Moscow on the Hudson (1984). Mazursky and Williams died the very same year of 2014 along with Mike Nichols and Harold Ramis who also worked with Williams on The Birdcage (1996) and Club Paradise (1986). Howard Shore who composed this film composed for Analyze This (1999) later directed by Ramis which starred Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal who were also close friends with Williams. See more »

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Mr. Lundy is wearing a black suit, when he is drinking with Daniel in the restaurant. White specks appear and disappear on the suit between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Daniel: [as Grunge the Cat] Salutations, snack.
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funny comedy!!
13 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Many people say that Mrs Doubtfire is one of the funniest movies ever made in the U.S. I agree with the above idea. I think Robin Williams is one of the best comedians in the world. His performance in this movie is perfect and gives us a lot of laugh. There are also some impressive scenes in which performance of the three kid actors really shine.

In addition, the storyline is easy to understand and is for everybody. It is a heart-warming movie which gives us a lot of laugh and tear. Through this movie, we can learn the divorce situation in the U.S. We can also recognize the importance of family bonds.

Persdonally, it is a little regrettable that the story does not have a happy ending. I wish they could together happily again.

This is a very funny comedy but it also help us grow. I want to see Mrs. Doubtfire repeatedly in my life.


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