Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire
  • PG-13
  • 2h 6m
  • 1993
Fresh71%
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After Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams), an unemployed actor, loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife (Sally Field), he realizes that seeing his kids once a week just isn’t enough. So the crafty thespian dresses as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” an elderly British nanny with a sharp tongue and an endearing way with children, in order to be close to his kids in this bright, heartwarming comedy.
© 1993 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh71%
Critics 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.
Reviews
Variety
Brian Lowry
Fresh

Although overly sappy in places and probably 20 minutes too long, this Robin Williams-in-drag vehi...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams
Fresh

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

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Fresh

The dress, the mask and Mrs. Doubtfire's gentility are inherently limiting, but nothing holds Mr....

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that as funny as Mrs. Doubtfire is, it's really about the pain of separation and divorce. Serious issues such as the perception that Daniel is a bad father because he doesn't make a lot of money, and the implied criticism of careerist mother, Miranda, are buried under a lot of padding and jokes. Kids whose families are going through divorce might find this painful in spots (particularly the separations as seen from the parental perspective). Kids who fear separation should not see this until they feel safe and secure. But some kids may find the movie helpful because it lessens feelings of being alone or unique. Expect strong language (including "s--t" and one "f--k") and some drinking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:November 24, 1993
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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