Mrs. Doubtfire

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Mrs. Doubtfire ★★½ 1993 (PG-13)

Williams is an unemployed voiceover actor going through a messy divorce. When his wife gets custody, the distraught father decides to dress up as a woman and become a nanny to his own children. He also has to deal with the old flame who re-enters his ex-wife's life. Williams schtick ex-traordinaire with more than a little sugary sentimentality. Based on the British children's book “Madame Doubtfire” by Anne Fine. 120m/C VHS, DVD . Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Prosky, Mara Wilson, Paul Guilfoyle, Lisa Jakub, Joey Lawrence, Martin Mull, Polly Holliday; D: Chris Columbus; W: Randi Mayem Singer, Leslie Dixon; C: Donald McAlpine; M: Howard Shore. Oscars ‘93: Makeup; Golden Globes ‘94: Actor—Mus./Comedy (Williams), Film—Mus./Comedy; MTV Movie Awards ‘94: Comedic Perf. (Williams).