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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
« on: April 30, 2013, 11:20:21 pm »

I've always wanted to do a mini marathon with Tootsie, followed by Mrs. Doubtfire so that I could once and for all put both of these movies into context when comparing the two. And let me tell ya, as much as I like Mrs. Doubtfire, it's nowhere in the same league as Tootsie. Now, this may sound like I'm p*ssing on Mrs. Doubtfire and saying it's a bad movie. Nothing could be further from the truth. But my little experiment the last two days was to see which one sits at the top of the hill and Tootsie comes away as the Champion.

As for Mrs. Doubtfire, I really do like the movie a lot, especially Robin Williams performance as the father that would do anything to see his kids, including dressing up as a 'Mary Poppins'-like Nanny....costume and all. There are a lot of similarities between both movies, yet they feel nothing like the other. Both are based on the male figure that also happens to be actors and both have the characters learning something of great value. With Tootsie, he learns what it's like to be a women, in Mrs. Doubtfire, he learns what it takes to become a responsible parent.

The difference though is that one is geared more to the adult audience while Doubtfire aims straight for the family audience where both Adults and kids will get something out it. This one is definitely one to Rent for sure. Ya can't go wrong with either films. Personally, Tootsie is still King. Both Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan were great in Mrs. Doubtfire and Lisa Jakub would go onto star in the cult fave George Lucas In Love.
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Re: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 11:20:51 pm »
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Re: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 12:17:01 am »
You should watch the Mrs Featherbottom eps of Arrested Development just to be a completist.



Don't remember the last time I saw this one.  Been a while.  Mara Wilson was also in it, wasn't she?

There's ONE bit of trivia I do know about this movie, and it's that they originally wanted to use Tom Jones' "She's A Lady" for the montage sequence.  I think the Aerosmith song works better.

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Re: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 12:19:12 am »
The entire time I was watching Doubtfire, Mrs. Featherbottom kept creeping in. Just one of MANY awesome bits for Tobias. And yes, Mara Wilson is in this.
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Re: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 12:27:49 am »
I actually should have remembered this movie because a friend is writing a movie about a divorced couple and of course NOW it occurs to me that this could be a baseline comparison.  Though of course now I can't get in contact with her.

Gawd I can't wait for Arrested Development.

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 12:46:27 am »
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Re: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 11:24:48 pm »
‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Cast Reunites After 25 Years – Watch Extended Interview | TODAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUvX80d_7ZM&t=308s


Wow, this thread is 5 years old. Great time to revisit with this Reunion.
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