Mrs. Doubtfire

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On paper, Mrs. Doubtfire might seem excessively broad or sentimental, but Robin Williams shines so brightly in the title role that the end result is difficult to resist.

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Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny. "Mrs. Doubtfire" wins over the children and helps Daniel become a better parent -- but when both Daniel and his nanny persona must meet different parties at the same restaurant, his secrets may be exposed.

Cast & Crew

Robin Williams
Daniel Hillard, Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire
Sally Field
Miranda Hillard
Pierce Brosnan
Stuart 'Stu' Dunmeyer
Lisa Jakub
Lydia 'Lydie' Hillard
Matthew Lawrence
Christopher 'Chris' Hillard
Mara Wilson
Natalie 'Nattie' Hillard
Robert Prosky
Jonathan Lundy
Anne Haney
Mrs. Sellner, The Social Worker
Anne Fine
Writer (Novel)
Leslie Dixon
Screenwriter
Matthew Rushton
Executive Producer
Howard Shore
Original Music
Leor Dimant
Original Music
Everlast
Original Music
Donald McAlpine
Cinematographer
Raja Gosnell
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire

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Audience Reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire

  • Jun 19, 2016
    Classic Robin Williams at his manically schticky and emotionally naked best.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2014
    No doubt about it - Robin Williams is brilliant!
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2012
    This brings back childhood memories. I loved it back then, and I still love it at this day and age. A good comedy with a not-so-hollywood ending. Robin Williams is good at everything he does. The rest of the cast also did good with their character. The story flowed pretty well, regardless of the time structure. I highly recommed this for everyone who wants a good family film.
    Giovanni C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 23, 2012
    I remember Mrs. Doubtfire being in theatres when I was 7-years old and seeing it shortly thereafter, and it's pretty much exactly how I remember it. Robin Williams uses his range of voice effects to great use (His character is a character dubber for cartoon films and he has to trick people into believing he looks and sounds like an old woman), which of course is super far-fetched, but nearly believable with Williams in the role. The film handles some serious family issues like divorce and a new relationship for the mom shortly after, played by Pierce Brosnan. Mrs. Doubtfire does a decent job at balancing the heartbreaking issues at hand with a lot of comedy, solely resting on Robin Williams, which helps balance the movie out and keep it from being overly sentimental. The premise can be absurd at times, I mean the entire movie basically is, but the underlying love and want to be close to his children makes Robin Williams character touching and heartfelt.
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