Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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Critic Consensus: 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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After out-of-work actor Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife Miranda (Sally Field), he dresses up in drag to become the matronly Mrs. Doubtfire, the family's new nanny, in order to see his kids every day.
Rating:
PG-13 (for some sexual references)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
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Studio:
20th Century Fox

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Cast

Robin Williams
as Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire
Sally Field
as Miranda Hillard
Mara Wilson
as Natalie Hillard
Matthew Lawrence
as Chris Hillard
Martin Mull
as Justin Gregory
Lisa Jakub
as Lydia Hillard
Robert Prosky
as Mr. Lundy
Rick Overton
as Maitre 'd
Todd Williams
as Dr. Toad
Paul Guilfoyle
as Head Chef
Terence McGovern
as ADR Director
Anne Haney
as Mrs. Sellner
Karen Kahn
as 1st Female Employee
Scott Beach
as Judge
William Newman
as Mr. Spinkles
Joe Bellan
as TV Boss
Sydney Walker
as Bus Driver
Molly McClure
as Woman Housekeeper
Jessica Myerson
as Miranda's Mother
Terry McGovern
as ADR Director Lou
Adam Bryant
as Man in Men's Room
Juliette Marshall
as Miranda's Attorney
Syd Walker
as Bus Driver
Andy Prosky
as TV Director
James Cunningham
as Male Employee
Eva Gholson
as 2nd Female Employee
Dr. Toad
as Bartender
Betsy Monroe
as Stunning Woman
Drew Letchworth
as Daniel's Attorney
Joseph Narducci
as Delivery Boy
Jim Cullen
as Thug
Kenneth Loo
as 1st Staring Boy
Jeff Loo
as 2nd Staring Boy
Adele Proom
as Lundy's Secretary
Terry McGovern
as ADR Director Lou
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Full Review… | July 21, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

I've rarely laughed so much at a movie I generally disliked.

Full Review… | April 6, 2008
Newsweek
Top Critic

Sit-com stuff, then, with laboured farcical interludes, and a mushy post-feminist sensibility. Funny notwithstanding.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr. Williams back when he's on a roll.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The film is not as amusing as the premise, and there were long stretches when I'd had quite enough of Mrs. Doubtfire.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Mrs. Doubtfire

Classic Robin Williams at his manically schticky and emotionally naked best.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Only The late Robin Williams has ever been able to pull off being a woman! An overrated movie but it holds genuine emotion and comedy to be family gold!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

No doubt about it - Robin Williams is brilliant!

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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