Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
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Average Rating: 6.7/10
Critic Reviews: 9
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Robin Williams learns that keeping in touch with his children can be a drag in this hit comedy. Daniel Hillard (Williams) is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father, but he's a poor disciplinarian and a shaky role model. After throwing an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel's wife Miranda (Sally Field) reaches the end of her patience and files for divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is
Nov 24, 1993 Wide
Oct 5, 1999
20th Century Fox
Daniel Hillard, Mrs. Ip...
Man in Men's Room
1st Female Employee
ADR Director Lou
Although overly sappy in places and probably 20 minutes too long, this Robin Williams-in-drag vehicle provides the comic a slick surface for doing his shtick, within a story possessing broad family appeal.
Sit-com stuff, then, with laboured farcical interludes, and a mushy post-feminist sensibility. Funny notwithstanding.
The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr. Williams back when he's on a roll.
In terms of plot, the film is rather feeble, but sometimes there's more to a movie than story, and this is one of those rare occasions when all the other elements pull together and lift the production.
Williams has to break out of a second-rate "Tootsie" imitation, ankles clamped in pathos and face covered in latex. He pulls it off in the end, but it's not pretty.
Modern comedy classic w/Robin Williams in and out of drag.
An underappreciated romantic comedy-plus that gives Williams a chance to do what he does best: improvise.
A genuinely funny comedy.
One of Robin William's funniest films to date...an absolute beauty!
Audience Reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire
- Daniel Hillard: [dressed as Mrs. Doubtfire, but in Daniel's voice] My first day as a woman, and I'm getting hot flashes.
- Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire: It was a run-by fruiting!
- Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire: [as the Meringue mask is 'melting' off Daniel's face] As you can see, I can't stay with you, dear. I'm melting like a snow cone in Phoenix.
- Daniel Hillard: [to the toy dinosaurs] Take five. Take five million. You're dead.
- Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire: [reading a letter] Dear Mrs. Doubtfire, two months ago, my mom and dad decided to separate. Now they live in different houses. My brother Andrew says that we aren't to be a family anymore. Is this true? Did I lose my family? Is there anything I can do to get my parents back together? Sincerely, Katie McCormick.
- Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire: Oh, my dear Katie. You know, some parents, when they're angry, they get along much better when they don't live together. They don't fight all the time, and they can become better people, and much better mummies and daddies for you. And sometimes they get back together. And sometimes they don't, dear. And if they don't, don't blame yourself. Just because they don't love each other anymore, doesn't mean that they don't love you. There are all sorts of different families, Katie. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. And some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. And some live in separate homes, in separate neighborhoods, in different areas of the country - and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months... even years at a time. But if there's love, dear... those are the ties that bind, and you'll have a family in your heart, forever. All my love to you poppet, you're going to be alright... bye bye.
- Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire: Look, Nattie. That's called liposuction.
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