Mrs. Doubtfire

After Daniel Hillard, an unemployed actor, loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife, he realizes that seeing his kids once a week just isn’t enough. So the crafty thespian dresses as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” an elderly British nanny with a sharp tongue and an endearing way with children, in order to be close to his kids in this bright, heartwarming comedy.


22 replies on “Mrs. Doubtfire”

I was in the 8th grade at the time of Mrs. Doubtfire’s theatrical run. I watched it in theaters first, then on VHS, and 20 years later on Blu-Ray. The video game Mega Man X was released in Japan during the film’s theatrical run.

Lisa Jakub’s role as Lydia Hillard came at the cost of her school attendance, resulting in expulsion. Robin Williams wrote a letter (dated July 1, 1993) pleading for her school’s principal to reconsider but to no avail. Ironically the letter is hung in the principal’s office as memorabilia.

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