Mrs. Doubtfire Poster

Release Date: November 24th, 1993

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2002

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

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Blue Wolf

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1990s, Mother, Family, Love, Sacrifice, Hilarious, Transformation, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Daniel is so hopelessly immature, and played with such puppy-dog overkill by Williams, that it's impossible to root for him--until you meet his wife, whom Sally Field makes even less appealing. show more

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Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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