Mrs. Doubtfire is a funny, heart-warming family comedy film in which Robin Williams surprises us with a great performance, playing a woman and a man.
The story is that a man called Euphegenia Hilliard (Robin Williams) who’s a father that loves his children played by (Mara Wilson, Lisa Jakub, and Matthew Lawrence) but got a divorced from his wife Miranda Hilliard (Sally Field) so Euphegnia needs to get a job so he can see his children again. But when he hears Miranda trying to find a babysitter for the kids Euphegenia thinks if he can pretend to be a different person to be the babysitter, so he can see his kids again and the person he’ll be to be the babysitter is Mrs. Doubtfire.
The film is a landmark production that grabs your attention like the Statue of Liberty on Staten Island. It is a warm, cosy film which makes you feel like you are sitting around a log fire on a cold night. The characters of the film are normal middle class white Americans who are normal people having a normal life, like Euphegenia and Miranda. This realism is disrupted as reality when Robbie Williams becomes Mrs Doubtfire. The costumes were cleverly detailed and the make-up was incredible: the costume that really got me was when Robin Williams dressed as a woman and at one point in a scene I thought Mrs. Doubtfire was a real woman. Also the location looked good because it showed the characters’ environment which was the 1990s and it was like living in Disneyland. The lighting didn’t look so good in one scene were Mrs. Doubtfire got on to a bus at night time and it looked a little bit too bright to be convincing. Overall I think the film got its costumes, location and some lighting perfectly balanced. The music used gave the film an enjoyable feeling and sometimes it was very funny music to get you laughing. However the music also made the film more moving in scenes of deep emotion.
This film is a really enjoyable to watch and Robbie Williams is outstanding in this two sided role, where he manages to convince us in both characters. The rest of the cast did well and delivered well-structured performances. The strong storyline was like a thread that pulled through the film nicely. Highly recommended for all the family to go and see.