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PG| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
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: Robin Williams , Sally Field , Pierce Brosnan , Harvey Fierstein , Polly Holliday , Lisa Jakub , Matthew Lawrence , Mara Wilson

Director: Chris Columbus

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

Release Date: November 24th, 1993|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • That Mrs. Doubtfire, a Tootsie Poppins for our times, misfires in the plausibility department and mis-aims its well-meaning if muddled messages about divorce doesn't matter. [24 Nov 1993 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • Strictly speaking, it's not a top example of movie making, but it offers two hours of undeniably solid entertainment, and not too many viewers can argue with that. show more

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

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A 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel Is Finally Happening

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Drew Taylor on Apr 17th, 2014 2:30PM

"Mrs. Doubtfire," the smash comedy that saw Robin Williams dressing up like an Scottish housekeeper so that he could spend more time with his estranged kids, might be more than 20 years old, but there...

'That's Just Absurd': A Movie Virgin Watches 'Mrs. Doubtfire' for the First Time

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Katie Calautti on Nov 22nd, 2013 11:00AM

Everett Collection I have such fondness for director Chris Columbus's "Mrs. Doubtfire." I remember watching it over and over, effusively quoting Robin Williams's over-the-top exclamations and...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

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Sharon Knolle on Nov 22nd, 2013 9:00AM

In 1993, Robin Williams could do no wrong -- even when wearing a dress. The comedian starred in "Mrs. Doubtfire," which opened November 24, as a divorcing dad who is forced to masquerade as an...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Horror Film: Classic Trailer Recut (VIDEO)

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Alex Jeffries on Jun 7th, 2012 12:38PM

Today in unsettling Internet video news, the trailer for "Mrs. Doubtfire "has been recut as a horror film. (Because, why not?)Besides some crafty editing and the addition of a creepy score, the only...

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