A box set of family fun. In 'Mrs Doubtfire' Robin Williams stars as difficult actor and husband, Daniel Hillard, who separates acrimoniously from his wife (Sally Field) and receives a court order limiting his visits to his children. As a result he dresses up as a Scottish nanny and gets gainful employment with his ex-wife looking after his own kids! In 'Dunston Checks In', the owner of a five-star hotel, Mrs Dubrow (Faye Dunaway), has discovered that a prestigious hotel guide-book is about to anonymously assess her hotel for its six-star rate. The hotel's manager had promised his two sons that they would go on a belated family holiday but is ordered by his boss to forget those plans and concentrate on making sure everything is perfect for the inspectors. Meanwhile Lord Rutledge (Rupert Everett), a jewel thief who uses an Orangutan called Dunston as his accomplice, has just checked in. When Dunston manages to get lost in the hotel and is befriended by the manager's ten-year-old son, Kyle, mayhem and chaos ensue. Whilst in 'Baby's Day Out', young baby Bink has it all; the heir to a fortune, he spends every day being pampered, bathed and fed. He also enjoys hearing his favourite story, 'Baby's Day Out'. Until one day, when Bink is abducted by a gang of crooks disguised as baby photographers. Determined to get their hands on Bink's money, the inept villains have reckoned without the infant's own wanderlust...
Only a mother could love John Hughes' comedy Baby's Day Out
. For anyone else, the nappy soon starts to stink. Baby Bink is kidnapped by three inept crooks, but the child escapes from their hideaway, leading to a chase through the city. Bink's journey follows the story line of his favourite bedtime book, Baby's Day Out
: he goes to a zoo, a construction site, and a retirement home. Hughes, though, is following his accountant's favourite bedtime tale, "Let's rewrite Home Alone
again", but with very little of the humour or impact of that smash. A number of scenes revolve around the crushing or incineration of Joe Mantegna's groin, not exactly average family fare. By way of small compensation there are some moments of levity with the crooks and a gorilla. --Keith Simanton, Amazon.com
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