Synopsis: After the divorce of a couple leaves the wife with custody of their three children, the husband dresses up as a proper British nanny so that he can be hired by his ex-wife to watch his own kids.
Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field
Supporting actors: Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Polly Holliday, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Serious Jest: (Free View) I personally don’t find Williams to be that funny (just okay), but this movie is a classic, and his performance as a loving father really carries the film for me. This movie does a great job of illustrating how important it is for children to have both parents in their lives–not just their mothers, as the old paradigm goes–and how selfish and cruel it is for one parent to attempt to exclude the other from their childrens’ lives just for the sake of “winning” against that other parent.