History Film / MrsDoubtfire

25th Sep '16 6:46:14 AM Mdumas43073
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Daniel Hillard (Williams) is a newly unemployed actor in a rocky marriage. One day, after going behind his wife's back and throwing a wild birthday party for their son, his wife, Miranda (Field), is finally tired of his antics and asks for a divorce. Only allowed to see their three children once a week, Daniel tries to get a new job and shape up his life so that he may receive joint custody. He discovers that Miranda is looking for a nanny to take care of the kids after school. She won't allow him to babysit them, so with the aid of his make-up artist brother, Daniel disguises himself as Mrs. Doubtfire, an elderly, matronly Scottish woman. He is quickly hired by his ex-wife and uses the opportunity to secretly spend time with his children. Things get more complicated, though, as Miranda starts dating an old friend, Stu (Brosnan), and Daniel finds that his family can't bear to part with Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Daniel Hillard (Williams) is a newly unemployed actor in a rocky marriage. One day, after going behind his wife's back and throwing a wild birthday party for their son, his wife, Miranda (Field), is finally tired of his antics and asks for a divorce. Only allowed to see their three children once a week, Daniel tries to get a new job and shape up his life so that he may receive joint custody. He discovers that Miranda is looking for a nanny to take care of the kids after school. She won't allow him to babysit them, so with the aid of his make-up artist brother, Daniel disguises himself as Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire, an elderly, matronly Scottish woman. He is quickly hired by his ex-wife and uses the opportunity to secretly spend time with his children. Things get more complicated, though, as Miranda starts dating an old friend, Stu (Brosnan), and Daniel finds that his family can't bear to part with Mrs. Doubtfire.
24th Sep '16 8:25:51 PM JamesAustin
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A 1993 comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and starring Creator/RobinWilliams, about a man who [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdresses]] as an elderly British woman in order to see his kids again. It co-stars Creator/SallyField, PierceBrosnan, Matthew Lawrence, and Creator/MaraWilson.

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A 1993 comedy directed by Creator/ChrisColumbus and starring Creator/RobinWilliams, about a man who [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdresses]] as an elderly British woman in order to see his kids again. It co-stars Creator/SallyField, PierceBrosnan, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Matthew Lawrence, and Creator/MaraWilson.
18th Aug '16 2:01:38 AM Caya
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Daniel Hillard (Williams) is a newly unemployed actor in a rocky marriage. One day, after going behind his wife's back and throwing a wild birthday party for their son, his wife, Miranda (Field), finally tired of his antics and asks for a divorce. Only allowed to see their three children once a week, Daniel tries to get a new job and shape up his life so that he may receive joint custody. He discovers that Miranda is looking for a nanny to take care of the kids after school. She won't allow him to babysit them, so with the aid of his make-up artist brother, Daniel disguises himself as Mrs. Doubtfire, an elderly, matronly Scottish woman. He is quickly hired by his ex-wife and uses the opportunity to secretly spend time with his children. Things get more complicated, though, as Miranda starts dating an old friend, Stu (Brosnan), and Daniel finds that his family can't bear to part with Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Daniel Hillard (Williams) is a newly unemployed actor in a rocky marriage. One day, after going behind his wife's back and throwing a wild birthday party for their son, his wife, Miranda (Field), is finally tired of his antics and asks for a divorce. Only allowed to see their three children once a week, Daniel tries to get a new job and shape up his life so that he may receive joint custody. He discovers that Miranda is looking for a nanny to take care of the kids after school. She won't allow him to babysit them, so with the aid of his make-up artist brother, Daniel disguises himself as Mrs. Doubtfire, an elderly, matronly Scottish woman. He is quickly hired by his ex-wife and uses the opportunity to secretly spend time with his children. Things get more complicated, though, as Miranda starts dating an old friend, Stu (Brosnan), and Daniel finds that his family can't bear to part with Mrs. Doubtfire.
15th Aug '16 4:02:52 PM thebluebus
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* The elderly bus driver who was crushing on Mrs. Doubtfire also disappears, never finding out the truth about her identity.
3rd Jul '16 9:29:22 AM LtFedora
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** The judge is sympathetic to Daniel during the initial proceedings, saying that he's an obviously loving father and it would be unfair to grant Miranda sole custody simply because she's the mother. He gives him 90 days to find a stable job and create a suitable living space, after which he offers to consider joint custody. [[spoiler: Once Daniel is exposed, he does still seem to be sympathetic, but notes that his behavior has done far more damage to his case than good.]]

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** The judge is sympathetic to Daniel during the initial proceedings, saying that he's an obviously loving father and it would be unfair to grant Miranda sole custody simply because she's the mother. He gives him 90 days to find a stable job and create a suitable living space, after which he offers to consider joint custody. [[spoiler: Once Daniel is exposed, he does still seem to be sympathetic, but notes that his behavior has done far more damage to his case than good.]]
17th Jun '16 6:38:20 AM Movienut376
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** There's a rather clever aversion that still gets the point across perfectly; when "Mrs. Doubtfire" is watching the children for the first time, and gives them the task of helping with the housework, the kids rebel, only to have Daniel, in character, give a small grin: "Don't ''fuss'' with me."
11th Jun '16 4:02:06 PM MeteoXavier
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** Played with a bit, since it was implied the Mr. Sprinkles actor was going to get the axe entirely, and so it's rather heartwarming to see that, even with his show gone, they still found a place for him to continue acting.
30th Apr '16 7:10:14 PM DrakeClawfang
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* RomanticFalseLead: Averted, the wife's new boyfriend (played by PierceBrosnan) is an actual caring nice guy who wants to be a part of her family, and seems like a much more stable and mature father figure for them. He still gets a somewhat out of place KickTheDog moment when he badmouths Daniel by the poolside, though.
** Possibly justified though, since Miranda would probably not be very glowing about Daniel in talking about her divorce to Stu, making him feel like Daniel did wrong by her. It's less of a personal attack on Daniel but more of being upset that someone broke Miranda's heart. He also appears to be careful about ''not'' badmouthing Daniel in front of Miranda or the children, as opposed to Miranda, who does it openly in front of the kids.

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* RomanticFalseLead: Averted, the wife's Averted. Maranda's new boyfriend (played by PierceBrosnan) Stu is an actual caring nice portrayed as a perfectly decent guy who wants seems to be a part of her family, and seems like a much more stable and mature father figure for them. He still gets a somewhat out of place KickTheDog the kids. His sole bad moment is when he badmouths Daniel by the poolside, though.
** Possibly
but that's easily justified though, since Miranda would probably not be very glowing about for a number of reasons (he hurt Maranda, for one) and he never speaks ill of Daniel in talking about her divorce to Stu, making him feel like Daniel did wrong by her. It's less of a personal attack on Daniel but more of being upset that someone broke Miranda's heart. He also appears to be careful about ''not'' badmouthing Daniel in front of Miranda or the children, as opposed to Miranda, who does it openly in front earshot of the kids.children.
27th Apr '16 6:01:25 PM Nakayama90
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The back of the original book cover features a summary of the story's plot, but actually makes no mention about Daniel and Mrs. Doubtfire being the same person (only stating that Miranda has hired a peculiar nanny to watch over them). This suggests that Doubtfire really being Daniel was meant to be a surprise to the reader. However, most people are likely more familiar with the film adaptation, so very likely, anyone who reads the book will already know going in what's happening.
8th Apr '16 1:02:33 PM JJHIL325
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** The original plan was to have Daniel and Miranda get back together at the end of the movie, but Williams, Field, and Columbus (all divorcees themselves) changed it to having them not because they felt as if it was too unrealistic. Some marriages really ''don't'' work out, but that doesn't mean that the parents don't love the kids anymore.
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