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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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.


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

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