Mrs. Doubtfire (1993): A Guilty Pleasure

 

 

Synopsis:

 

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)

 

Director:

 

Chris Columbus

 

Cast:

 

  • 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)

 

Runtime:

 

2 hours and 5 minutes

 

Genres:

 

Comedy / Drama

 

Stills:

 

 


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