Eccentric actor Daniel Hillard is an amusing and caring father. But after a disastrous birthday party for his son, Chris, his wife, Miranda, draws the line and files a divorce. He can see their three children only once a week which doesn't sit well with him. He 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 nanny, he takes it upon himself to make a disguise as a British lady named Mrs. Doubtfire. And he must also deal with Miranda's new boyfriend, Stu Dunemyer.Written by
On Mrs. Doubtfire's first day on the job, he's telling the kids (he's telling his own kids while dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire) to go do their homework, among other exhortations, he tells them to "Go, pump some neurons." Five years later in Patch Adams (1998), Patch is sitting in the University Diner with his new med school friend, Truman (played by Daniel London). Truman says he's "always been fascinated by the development of the human mind. Patch replies, "oh, pumping neurons." See more »
When Mrs. Doubtfire first meets with Miranda and is making tea for them, she fills the tea kettle with water and puts it on the stove, but the kettle never boils and is not seen pouring it for tea anyway, there is also no steam coming out of the cups. See more »
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The Australian DVD was made using the cut UK version, meaning it has 13 seconds of dialogue cut despite no previous censorship problems. VHS, theatrical and television versions are all intact. See more »
Finally a Film to Fully Display Williams' Comedic Talents.
Robin Williams stars as a divorcee who decides to see his children a lot more by posing as an elderly British woman in this smart and innovative comedy that works because of Williams' performance more than anything else. Sally Field is solid as the ex-wife and Pierce Brosnan is excellent as her new love interest. Great comedy that could be best described as a poor man's "Tootsie". 4 stars out of 5.
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