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Mrs. Doubtfire [DVD] [1994]

Robin Williams , Sally Field , Chris Columbus    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Polly Holliday
  • Directors: Chris Columbus
  • Writers: Anne Fine, Leslie Dixon, Randi Mayem Singer
  • Producers: Joan Bradshaw, Linda Jones Clough, Mark Radcliffe, Marsha Garces Williams
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 30 July 2001
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005K26B
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 252 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This huge 1993 hit for Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus (Home Alone), based on a novel called Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, stars Williams as a loving but flaky father estranged from his frustrated wife (Sally Field). Devastated by a court order limiting his time with the children, Williams's character disguises himself as a warm, old British nanny who becomes the kids' best friend. As with Dustin Hoffman's performance in Tootsie, Williams's drag act--buried under layers of latex and padding--is the show, and everything and everyone else on screen serves his sometimes frantic role. Since that's the case, it's fortunate that Williams is Williams, and his performance is terribly funny at times and exceptionally believable in those scenes where his character misses his children. Playing Williams's brother, a professional makeup artist, Harvey Fierstein has a good support role in a bright sequence where he tries a number of feminine looks on Williams before settling on Mrs Doubtfire's visage. --Tom Keogh

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This huge 1993 hit for Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus (Home Alone), based on a novel called Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, stars Williams as a loving but flaky father estranged from his frustrated wife (Sally Field). Devastated by a court order limiting his time with the children, Williamss character disguises himself as a warm, old British nanny who becomes the kids best friend. As with Dustin Hoffmans performance in Tootsie, Williamss drag act--buried under layers of latex and padding--is the show, and everything and everyone else on screen serves his sometimes frantic role. Since thats the case, its fortunate that Williams is Williams, and his performance is terribly funny at times and exceptionally believable in those scenes where his character misses his children. Playing Williamss brother, a professional makeup artist, Harvey Fierstein has a good support role in a bright sequence where he tries a number of feminine looks on Williams before settling on Mrs. Doubtfires visage. --Tom Keogh

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Doubtfire Family Fun Edition 16 Nov 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Fantastic film, Robin Williams at his best as Mrs Doubtfire & as Daniel Hilliard. Anybody who likes this film will love this family fun edition; features bonus features such as the making of the film, behind the scenes which shows Robin Williams improvising. Anybody who has seen this film should get this edition of it, great value only 4.98 on amazon which is fantastic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Figaro! 19 May 2009
Format:DVD
Robin Williams puts all of his quick wit into Daniel Hillard and Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire and gives us something to laugh about every time either of them is on screen. From Daniel's dinosaur rap to Mrs. Doubtfire attempting to cook a proper dinner without thinking about the two safety hazards in front of him. The hilarity of the situation really kicks in when both Daniel and Mrs. Doubtfire must appear at a restaurant simultaneously.

Though I enjoyed this film as a child, it definitely has to be seen as an adult. Many of the jokes can only be understood and therefore fully appreciated in the latter part of life. Perhaps it's not a fresh story but the way Chris Columbus has turned this into a fast paced comedy is incredible, it also has a damn good soundtrack. Who doesn't enjoy "Dude Looks Like a Lady" and picture Williams dancing with the vacuum cleaner and broom, lets be honest we've all done it...well we would if we cleaned.

Performances across the board are wonderful, with Sally Field as the ferocious Miranda Hillard; Pierce Brosnan as the suave Stuart Dunmeyer, something that seems to come naturally to any roll he plays; Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence and Mara Wilson come off brilliantly as the innocent kids Lydia Hillard, Christopher Hillard and the sweet little Natalie Hillard. Another performance that can't go unnoticed is the wonderful Harvey Fierstein in the very comfortable role of Daniel's gay brother Frank Hillard. He of course happens to be a makeup artist and is more then content to turn his brother into a woman.

Though Brosnan's character is not developed enough for us to fully appreciate him he has a clear role as a punch bag for Daniel's hidden meaning jokes as Mrs. Doubtfire.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Williams best film by far 6 July 2004
Format:DVD
One of thoese rare films that you can watch again and again. Robin Williams plays his best role ever as a divorce Father who with the help of his make up artist brother answers an advert ( placed by his ex wife) as a housekeeper dressed as a middle aged woman- Mrs Doubtfire.
The film has to be watched again and again not so much for the film contents but it has excllent one liners that you could miss easily. The casting is by far one of the best and yet it should be up there with planes trains and automobiles as a all time classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the One I Wanted 16 Jun 2009
Format:DVD
This was just the dvd that I wanted. I was already familiar with the contents since I have the Region 1 dvd but even though I can play that one on my DVD player, I still see that it's from the USA as sometimes the camera image 'trembles'.
This one is perfect for me - Amazon: thank you for selling this dvd!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Doubtfire - Excellent! 3 May 2009
Format:DVD
This film is timeless. My kids laugh every time they watch it. Robin Williams is so talented and funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Mrs. Doubtfire" on BLU RAY 24 Feb 2014
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I wasn't expecting much from this 1993 film on BLU RAY - but the 16 x 9 picture quality is shockingly good - very clean and clear - no scratches - no flickers - and a huge improvement over the old battered DVD we've had all these years.

You also forget how young the cast was - Brosnan (so handsome and so about to nail Bond) - Sally Field as a flirting mother of two daughters (great actress with equally honed comedic chops) - and of course the incomparable Robin Williams who has to be one of the funniest and most mentally inventive people in the known Universe and any dimension beyond.

Audio is English 5.1 DTS-HD (Lossless), French 5.1 DTS and German 5.1 DTS-HD
Subtitles are in Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish and English For The Hearing Impaired.

There's a huge amount of 'Extras' as well:
1. 22 Deleted/Extended And Alternate Scenes
2. Production Office - From Man to Mrs. - The Evolution of Mrs. Doubtfire
3. Ageing Gracefully: A Look Back At Mrs. Doubtfire
4. Photo Gallery
5. Behind-The-Scenes
6. Animation Studio Segments
7. Makeup Tests
8. The Improvisation of Mrs. Doubtfire
9. Publicity Department
10. Trailers & TV Spots

It is of course a bit dated by today's standards - and takes it sweet time to get going - but once it's up and running - you remember why it appealed so much - and to so many.

A great comedy and family film reissued on a quality 20th Century Fox BLU RAY...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another request from my daughter 3 Nov 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Possibly Robin William's best ever movie. A serious point beneath the comedy - men are treated highly unfairly as regards access to their own children…
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful family film! 10 Dec 2012
Format:DVD
Of course, kids whose families are going through divorce might find this painful in some parts. But some kids may find the movie helpful because it lessens feelings of being alone or unique. Parents need to know that as funny as this movie is, it's really about the pain of separation and divorce. Serious issues such as the perception that Daniel is a bad father because he doesn't make a lot of money, and the implied criticism of careerist mother, Miranda, are buried under a lot of padding and jokes and voice impersonations.
This movie is so different from other movies regarding divorce in the manner in which it deals with real human problems. Though it provides a basis for a comedy, the issue of divorce and custody is treated seriously. Irresponsible Daniel grows from the experience of looking at the world from a woman's point of view. Recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
robbie williams is brilliant in this film i would recommend it .It is great for all the family very funny
Published 13 days ago by jc
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Film
Superb product, brilliant picture quality, Excellent sound quality, very speedy delivery. Would highly recommend this product to anyone who likes this film.
Published 17 days ago by Chris Willoughby
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Film!
What's not to love!? Great story and superb acting! I could watch this one over and over for years to come!
Published 20 days ago by PHHoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Dude looks like a Lady
Larger than life jobbing actor Daniel Hillard's (Williams) strained relations with his wife Miranda (Field), finally hits rock bottom when she asks for a divorce. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Jules
5.0 out of 5 stars A virtuoso performance
This brilliant film, made in 1993, still has ongoing appeal. Robin Williams plays Daniel Hillard, an unemployed voice actor living in San Francisco. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Aletheuon
5.0 out of 5 stars Exelent
This has got to be my all time face film, such a feel gud film always cheers me up :) great Sunday afternoon family film.
Published 26 days ago by Jennie
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Film Of 93
More than likely buy again in the very near future if I see some more great films that I like
Published 27 days ago by GWJ Painter
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Doubtfire
a brilliant movie, bought to replace a vhs tape that's been watched so many times it's worn out
quick delivery good price
Published 1 month ago by Shelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Just so funny
Have loved this film so much makes me smile and cry too. Nice to have in the collection. Will love it for years to come
Published 1 month ago by janzi
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs doubtfire
Fast delivery and also moderately cheap. Great quality product and the film is great also. Definitely buy this film today!
Published 2 months ago by Michael Houghton
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