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Is Mrs. Doubtfire Really That Good?

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Due to the passing of Robin Williams, I have decided to write a review for one of his most well-known movies, Mrs. Doubtfire. What do I think of this movie? Well, I am going to be quite honest with my review, so if you don't like the review, I understand.

Mrs. Doubtfire focuses on Robin Williams' character Daniel, a loving father with 3 children, the youngest played by Mara Wilson. For the heck of it, he throws his son a birthday party. Said party had a petting zoo rental, which was illegal to have at their house, and there's also a huge mess. It makes Daniel's wife Miranda (Sally Field) so upset with him that she demands a divorce. Okay, so the party made a huge mess, but I think it's a rather frivolous reason for splitting up. Anyway, Daniel, now left alone, plans to visit his kids whenever he wants by disguising himself as a British nanny, the eponymous Mrs. Doubtfire. While this is happening, Miranda starts dating some Jefferson D'Arcy clone.

Okay, honesty time. Yes, this is a funny movie, and it can get heartwarming at times. However, I find Miranda to be a little too selfish half the time until the end, but thankfully, she's written as some sort of Defrosting Ice Queen, so there's no contempt towards her, and you actually feel sorry for her almost as much as you did for Daniel. I also like how realistically the kids are written, and that they were more sad than bitter about the idea of their parents breaking up. With all honesty, this isn't as great as what people think, but it's still a good movie, at least in its own merit. =)

My rating: 6/10
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Added by Emily J.
2 years ago on 11 August 2014 23:55



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