A 90s kid will tell you how epic Mrs Doubtfire was back in the day. You could never miss the movie among anyone's VCR catalogue. Disney+ is now bringing back this classic comedy movie starring the late iconic Robin Williams to your screens. So, kick back this weekend, pop some popcorns and enjoy Mrs Doubtfire with your family.
Mrs Doubtfire is a comedy-drama movie directed by Chris Columbus and written by Leslie Dixon and Randi Mayen. It is based on the 1987 novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.
The movie premiered in the U.S. on November 24 1993 and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture as well as the Academy Award for Best Makeup.
The movie stars Williams as a struggling voice actor (Daniel Hillard) who is on the brink of losing custody over his kids after his wife, Miranda Hillard (Sally Field), filed for divorce. In a desperate attempt to see his children more, Daniel disguises himself as an elderly lady Mrs Doubtfire and applies to work as their daytime nanny.
Joining Williams and Field on the cast list is Matthew Lawrence, Lisa Jakub and Mara Wilson as Chris Hillard, Lydia Hillard and Natalie Hillard respectively. They star as the couple’s children. Pierce Brosnan also features, playing Miranda’s new love interest, Stu.
Mrs Doubtfire was a smash hit at the theatres, grossing more than $200 million on a budget of only $25 million. Though 92% of the audience liked the film, it received mixed feelings reviews from some critics, citing jokes that haven't aged too well. Some even claim that the movie borders on transphobia. However, with a 72% rotten tomatoes rating, top critics acknowledge Mrs Doubtfire's heartfelt moments, including Williams' never-ending rib-cracking scenes.
Overall, Mrs Doubtfire remains a timeless hilarious family watch that parades one of Williams' defining moments, for which he earned a Golden Globe.