Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 drama comedy film starring Robin Williams and Sally Field. It's based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.
A loving husband decides to disguise himself as an english Nanny to see his kids again and hide from his wife.
Why It Rocks
- Great acting especially from Robin Williams as Daniel/Mrs. Doubtfire.
- Great humour that you will just not stop laughing.
- The special effect make-up used on Robin Williams is terrific, as he looks like an actual lady.
- The story is great with a nice message.
- Likable Characters, especially the main character Daniel.
- Great soundtrack especially Dude Looks Like A Lady By Aerosmith. Not to mention the part where he pretends to play a guitar with a broom became iconic.
- The scene where Daniel puts a cake on his face to hide his reveal from his wife is very funny.
- Good directing from Chris Columbus and editing by Raja Gosnell, with they're another collaboration along with Home Alone 1 & 2.
- The ending is nice with Daniel becoming Doubtfire as a television show host, and seeing his kids for more.
- The pacing is good.
- Great costumes.
- The scene where Daniel has to quickly change between himself and Doubtfire in a restaurant is very amazing and funny.
- Some of the jokes are stupid like the scene where Daniel pees in the toilet dressed as Doubtfire, and his son tries to go to the toilet and gets scared.
- Some might find it way too similar to: Some Like It Hot.
- The movie does have a unnecessarily long running time 2 hours and 5 minutes, with end credits.
- The swearing caused this to be a pg-13 rated movie.
- Some innapropiate jokes which can be offensive nowadays. Especially the scene in which Daniel vocally impersonates a transwoman during one of his many calls to Miranda and she immediately hangs up in horror. Today, such joke would tick Miranda as transphobic, intolerant and retrograde.
- Originally, a sequel was planned but was cancelled after Robin Williams died.