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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Robin Williams
Pierce Brosnan
Sally Field
Harvey Fierstein
Directors
Chris Columbus
Screenwriters
Randi Mayem Singer
Leslie Dixon
Anne Fine
Running Time
125 minutes

Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin Williams' impressive turn as the sort-of Scottish Nanny.


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Plot
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend secret time with his children held in custody by his ex-wife.


Verdict
Although the broad comedy of the first half soon gives way to a tidal wave of entirely uncalled for sentimentality, this is still a laugh riot - the sight of our hero setting fire to his falsies never fails to amuse.


Reviewed by Caroline Westbrook

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