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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


No sex or nudity.

(1:04)26) Mrs. Doubtfire tells a man with a fancy car that men sometimes use their cars to "compensate for small genitals".

(1:07:11) A 12-year-old boy catches Mrs. Doubtfire peeing standing up and freaks out. He runs to his older sister and says "He's half man, and half woman!" The boy uses the word "balls", and the sister says "She's got them?" and the boy responds "She's got everything!" (the viewers should find it comedic as they will be familiar with the story and this scene is well into the movie)

(1:18:30) When they meet up at a swimming pool with Stu shortly after that, Mrs. Doubtfire comments "From the looks of you, that water's cold", and Stu just nods and looks down at his privates very briefly.

(1:33:33) Many terms (that some may regard as vulgar) for sexual relations, such as, "sink the sub", "hide the weasel", "park the porpoise", "the humpty dumpty", "little Jack Horny", "the horizontal mambo", "the bone dancer", "rumpleforeskin", "baloney bop", and "the cunning linguistics"

(1:34:00) Mrs. Doubtfire tells Miranda's boyfriend that Miranda has a "power tool" in her bedroom that serves as "her personal jackhammer". Mrs. Doubtfire also says "I hope you bring cocktail sauce. She's got the crabs, dear, and I don't mean Dungeness".

The fact that a man is dressed as a woman could be weird to some, but its meant for laughs.

Violence & Gore


A man tries to swipe Mrs. Doubtfire's purse while she is crossing a street. Mrs. Doubtfire grabs her purse, shakes him, swears at him, and tells him to "beat it". He quickly runs away.



A few uses of "bastard" and "asshole".

A 12-year-old boy says "shit" and is reprimanded by his father for it.

Daniel tells his boss to "piss off".

One religious exclamation

One or two obscene hand gestures.

A joke within the film may be considered by some as transphobic.


At the beginning of the movie, Daniel is doing the voices for a cartoon in which one of the characters smokes a cigarette. Daniel objects to this material being in a cartoon.

It is mildly arranged: In a pool scene, a man, dressed as a woman, drinks many alcoholic drinks at the pool's bar and is so relaxed that he forgets how he's dressed and flirts with a young woman. He also throws a piece of fruit at a man's head and burps loudly after guzzling his drink.

Two men are shown drinking and laughing very loudly at the table.

Mrs. Doubtfire orders a Chardonnay at dinner. She becomes very drunk and even falls on the floor while trying to sit down in her chair.

After making several sexual comments to another man, Mrs. Doubtfire blames it on the wine she's been drinking.


One scene toward the end where a man starts choking at a restaurant. The scenes with Daniel and Miranda fighting in the beginning as well as a few scenes towards the end may upset viewers who have experienced divorce. While the movie is overall very laugh out loud funny, it should be noted that it's not trying to be a farcical comedy all the way through. In the end the movie is trying to share a serious message that divorce is bitter and hurtful, but love can overcome the pain of it. While that message may be helpful and encouraging to some, it may also be a bit much for some viewers to handle.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1994) / Finland:S / France:U / Germany:6 / Iceland:L / Ireland:PG / Norway:10 / Peru:PT / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:T / Sweden:Btl / UK:PG (cut) / UK:12 (uncut) / USA:PG-13 (No. 32710)

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