Mrs. Doubtfire movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS THE FUNNY DIVORCE STORY OF MRS. DOUBTFIRE FRIENDLY FOR FAMILIES?
Yes!… But for families with older kids as there’s some mild swearing throughout. This heartfelt and quite hilarious comedy has an unforgettable story and pleasing messages.
After a bitter divorce, a quirky actor and loving father disguises himself as a female housekeeper, all in order to work in his ex-wife’s house and spend more time with his children.
Director: Chris Columbus
Cast: Randi Mayem Singer, Leslie Dixon
Writer: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Prosky
Release Date (Australia): 16 December 1993
Runtime: 125 minutes/2h 5m
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
Themes in the film centre on a divorced man who disguises himself as a woman in order to become the nanny of his ex-wife’s children. The film also features themes relating to fighting for custody, arguing and divorce.
The film contains a scene depicting very mild comedic violence in which a character throws a fruit and hits another character in the head.
The film contains use of mild coarse language including the words “s**t”, “goddamn”, “bastard”, “crap” and “hell”.
The film contains mild sexual innuendo throughout, as well as brief references to sex.
PG-13 (for some sexual references)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Robin Williams is definitely just as hilarious as dramatic as both a loving father and a caring nanny in this loveable comedy made with heart. Dealing with divorce, Mrs. Doubtfire is a heartfelt family movie with a very interesting, funny and unique storyline. Whilst it’s targeting a watch for families with older kids, it’ll bring plenty of powerful emotions to your face and will surely reach and touch your heart.
What this comedy-drama does best is it portrays a well-thought plot and deep messages throughout. Mrs. Doubtfire doesn’t exactly promise to entertain everyone, but those who stick through will find it worth a viewing. It also may not fascinate young kids aged 10 and under just because it’s another film that picks up its pace whilst moving through, meaning it probably won’t grip younger kids.
The film mainly provides laughs, but you’ll also never forget the dramatic, poignant and passionate side of it. Chris Columbus’ movie is also what you’d call a fantastic sitcom, but it just takes time to move.
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