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)
- 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