Mrs. Doubtfire

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Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy movie based on the novel Madame Doubtfire. It stars Robin Williams as a divorced father who desperately wants to be with his children. So, he dresses as a woman and poses as a nanny.

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Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is a voice actor who quits his job over a smoking issue in a cartoon. Then, he throws his son Chris a birthday party, which is against his wife Miranda (Sally Field)'s wishes because Chris received bad grades on his report card. After a long argument, Miranda asks Daniel for a divorce.

Daniel has 90 days to get a job and a place to live. He later discovers that his wife wants a nanny. So, he makes several calls to his wife, using fake names and different accents, to be hired. Eventually, he gets the job.

Daniel Hillard goes to his gay brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein) to get a makeover. The makeover makes him look like a woman, which is exactly what Daniel had hoped for.

Miranda is later seen dating her business associate, Stuart Dunmire (played by Irish actor Pierce Brosnan). Daniel babysits his three children disguised as Mrs. Doubtfire. When he is at a restaurant called "Bridges" — where Stuart, Miranda, and his three children are celebrating Miranda's birthday, and Daniel is eating dinner with his potential boss, Jonathan Lundy — Daniel must switch in and out of costume over and over. He ends up mixing up the two outfits while drunk. Later, when "Mrs. Doubtfire" saves Stuart from choking, Daniel's face mask comes off, and it is revealed that Daniel and Mrs. Doubtfire are the same person.

Miranda leaves angrily with Stuart and the three children. She is awarded full custody of the kids, while Daniel can only see them with supervision. Later, realizing how easier it was having "Mrs. Doubtfire" around, Miranda calls the court and allows Daniel to pick up his children after school and unsupervised.

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