Mrs. Doubtfire (1993): A Guilty Pleasure





After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.


Guilty Pleasure Qualities:


Robin Williams's eccentric, energetic, and magnetic performance. Sally Field's warm and effective role. The extraordinary make-up of Mrs. Doubtfire. The soundtrack. The slapstick comedy routines. Playful and joyful direction by Chris Columbus.


Guilty Pleasure Level:


Moderate (Revisited once every two years)




Chris Columbus




  • Robin Williams (as Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire)
  • Sally Field (as Miranda Hillard)
  • Pierce Brosnan (as Stu)
  • Harvey Fierstein (as Frank)
  • Polly Holliday (as Gloria)
  • Lisa Jakub (as Lydia Hillard)
  • Matthew Lawrence (as Chris Hillard)
  • Mara Wilson (as Natalie Hillard)




2 hours and 5 minutes




Comedy / Drama





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