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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

(PG-13) 126 mins

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 WilliamsSally Field

Supporting actors: Pierce BrosnanHarvey FiersteinPolly HollidayLisa JakubMatthew Lawrence

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Studio: Fox

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.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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