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Mrs Doubtfire [VHS]
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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

Customer Reviews:

  • Mrs. doudtfire
    not opened

    But seen this movie enough times

    Its a wonderful family movie, to be watched over and over.

    Will never get bored with it.

    Robin Williams is a great actor, who maked the film and Sally Fields is an exceptional actress.

    The two makes this a great movie.
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  • Mrs. Doubtfire
    My husband and I enjoyed this movie. It is a comedy and has a lot of funny happenings; shows you can get a job if you really want to. This is a movie we will watch over and over and find new happenings each time, wondering how we missed it the first time we saw it....more info
  • Holiday Packaging - Widescreen
    This version of the film is 2.35:1 widescreen, and region 1. It is also features the holiday packaging. It arrived in the time frame promised and was in excellant condition. This is a must have for Mrs. Doubtfire fans wanting this wonderful film in widescreen....more info
  • It's Sally
    This movie takes a hopeless premise,and mixes in two actors - Robin Williams and Sally Fields - who are so dissimilar in their talents that their pairing should be D.O.A., and pulls out a surprisingly funny and effective movie. I am stunned at the quality. Understand that Robin Williams has very limited range to his acting. See the opening scenes of Mrs. Doubtfire where he quits his job -dubbing voices into cartoons - over a trivial moral issue. Is the scene convincing? Does he appear to have the right level of passion to truly walk out on his job? No. As an actor, he is merely Robin Williams in his films. But his manic side really distinguishes him from any other actor alive. Sally Field, however, is a great actress (and greatly unappreciated, too.) She has the range to do almost anything - but cracking jokes is not her forte, and manic is not within her range at all. So what happens? Robin is enormously funny when he is getting his makeup applied by Harvey Fierstein, gigging the court-appointed monitor, and tormenting Pierce Brosnan. But in the Robin-only scenes, the film stands still -as if he is doing a stand-up routine. But when Sally is on-camera, the story moves.... and there is emotional power in the scenes. She is dead-on convincing in almost every scene, in almost every emotional state. She tells no jokes and creates a realness and a context that brings the best out of Robin's emoting. There would be no movie without Robin, but it is Sally that makes the movie something much more than Three Men and A Baby. Even Pierce Brosnan works - in an unusual twist he plays a male version of the type of role that many gorgeous actresses are accustomed to play - his role is simply to be good-looking and charming so that other characters can be jealous or lust-filled. And yet, even he shows 3-dimensionality to his character, with the help of some sensitive script-writing. So its a triumph - a genuinely interesting and fun film. Bravo! ...more info
  • TRUE LOVE.....
    One of my wife's all time favorites. I bought it for Valentine's Day and her and our daughter have watched it over and over. If you don't have it, it's a must buy for the collection....more info
  • My Mother Loved This!
    My Mom loves this movie and was excited when I found it dubbed in Spanish....more info
  • Love this movie
    I am so happy that Mrs. Doubtfire was re-released again. I don't know why it went out of print. To one of the previous reviewers that said the date 10.17.06 is an error. It is not an error. All the other websites with this re-released movie have 10.17.06 as the release date. Best Buy is currently selling this re-release of mrs.doubtfire in both widescreen and full screen formats, for 14.99.(Prices as of 11.6.06)...more info
  • Mrs Doubtfire is a classic
    The movie is a classic. One of Robin Williams best performances. The alterative scenes which are left out of the movie are on this DVD. Plus many other features on how this movie was made....more info
  • Doubtfire Blue-Ray Review
    As always, ordered, received and watched the movie with no difficulties - Blue-Ray is the way to go....more info
  • Mrs. Doubtfire's re-issue is falsely advertised as ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN!
    MRS. DOUBTFIRE (Widescreen), is NOT an ANAMORPHIC re-issue. It has the same LETTERBOXED substandard transfer from the 2003 release, plus the added features. The outside sleeve states ANAMPORHIC 2:35, which is a LIE and FALSE advertising. This is NOT the first time FOX HOME VIDEO does this. They also pulled this scheme with THE ABYSS!!!. You should complain to FOX and clarify this in your information for this item in your web site.
    the quality of this DVD is NOT up to 2006 standards, and FOX should replace ALL these discs with a quality new ANAMORPHIC transfer as advertised, or better yet, release it in High Definition. Shame on you again FOX HOME VIDEO!!...more info
  • Funniest ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE the movie Mrs.Doubtfire!!!The first time I saw it,I really loved it!Its About This man, Daniel[Robin Williams]and his wife Miranda[Sally Field]And their three kids,Lydia,Chris and Natie.Daniel and his wife break up and Miranda tries to find a house-keeper, to watch the kids after school when she's at work.Daniel calls the house a couple of times and hides his real voice,and does voices of different women.He finally gets a voice that Miranda falls for and dresses up like a women and begins house-keeping.Don't miss this film!...more info
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
    Well this movie is a classic in my opinion. What a great family fun movie. Robin Williams is such a great actor, he does everything with such passion, and this movie just showed all of that. Buy it you will not regret it....more info
  • It's not widescreen
    I ordered this thinking it's widescreen. Just got it. It's not widescreen. It's 1:33: 1 (fullscreen).

    It's going back....more info
  • Mrs. Doubtfire Lives On
    This was one of my favorite movies when it first came out; then I shared it with my two grandchildren as they grew, and I got hooked! I had a video tape of it and wore it out, and knew that I had to have a DVD so I could watch it until I am old and gray. This "fantasy" movie is more parallel to real life than any of the junk that is passing for good entertainment now. Robin Williams, Sally Fields, et al. are perfectly cast. When I want to feel good or I need a pick-me-up, I pop this DVD in the player, relax and enjoy.

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  • Another Childhood Favorite!!!
    Ever since I was a kid, I've loved this movie! It was always hilarious to see Robin Williams dressed as a woman. Throughout the film, it has the classic plot about being two places and two people at once. When Daniel Hillard is devastated by a divorce, and hardly sees his children, he comes up with a scheme to be the new nanny, so he disguises himself as an old woman named Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire. He gets himself into hilarious situations! I highly recommend MRS. DOUBTFIRE!!!...more info
  • Mrs Doubtfire - DVD
    FUN movie, my husband's favorite to watch again & again. Bought it for him as a Christmas present!!! Can't beat buying it thru!!!...more info
  • A great DVD to own
    This movie is one of my favorites. I was so thrilled to know that Amazon carry it....more info
  • One of the Best Movies EVER
    This is one of Robert Williams best Movies ever because it has it all, Comedy, Drama, and it gets you all teary and mushy inside while making you laugh your head off. Deffinetely recommend to Robert William fans. Trust me you wont regret it. I sure didn't....more info
  • Is it Wide Screen or Full Screen--That's the question!
    This is a delightful movie, one of Robin Williams's best. The concern I have, since the widescreen version has been out of print for some time now and the full screen version was only available as part of a set of comedy movies, none of which I wanted, is this version Widescreen or Full Screen? Neither the photo of the packaging, nor the technical information provided, give any indication of which version this is, and I won't waste my money on the full screen version of any movie that was presented in widescreen in the theaters. ...more info
  • family oriented except for language
    I bought this to watch with my 11, 8 & 6 year old. It has kid antics in it as well as the typical mom vs dad issues and overall we enjoyed it. However, the language left something to be desired as I think it could have been just as effective without the "goddamns", and expressions of that sort....more info
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
    I would have to rate this movie one of the best I have ever seen, I watch it all the time, Robin Williams is outstanding in his role as well as Sally Fields. Good all around fun, as movies should be....more info
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
    Mrs. Doubtfire is a great movie that brings home some of the feelings, trials and problems that a seperation or divorce can cause with children. This movie addresses the guy's side of the divorce or seperation and his relationship with his children. This is all done in a fun fast paced joking way with Robin Williams and Sally Field making you want to laugh and cry at the same time....more info