The film entered public consciousness more than two decades ago. It took everyone by surprise with its interesting plot and very funny sequences.
With Aerosmith’s song “Dude looks like a Lady” playing somewhere in the background, Robin Williams takes on the role of a grandmotherly figure in order to get back in touch with his three children.
Since his wife has divorced him, he is desperate to meet with the kids whom he is addicted to. His character of the nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire, elicits quite a few horselaughs from the audience.
At one point, she hits Pierce Brosnan with a fruit on the back of his head. Then she hides one of her hairy knees, which gets exposed to the 20/20 eyesight of the bus driver in one scene. Finally, when the fake Mrs. Doubtfire’s act is over, the story takes on an emotional turn which ends in a very satisfying manner.
Watch the 1993 trailer of Mrs. Doubtfire below.
Finally, a sequel is in the making. Although Mara Wilson, the cute little kid who appeared in the original, has denied that she will act in the sequel, still it is to go ahead in its process of being shot on movie camera.
For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
Mara, who has aged since those good old days in 1993, says she is not the same person anymore. She does not even like the idea of a sequel and said that it made no sense since the movie had ended on a positive note back in 1993.
Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
Her criticism and cynicism notwithstanding, the writer of Elf is to pen down the script for the sequel. Even the elder daughter of Robin Williams in the original has expressed doubt about a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire.
There are many, many reasons I don't want to be in Mrs. Doubtfire 2. But they haven't even asked me (yet), so no need to worry.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
Sequels often turn out to be very cheap and crass. They lack the originality and verve of the movie when it came on the scene in all its pristine freshness. But all we can say for now is let’s wait and see how things turn out in the end.