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Could Mrs. Doubtfire Be Made Today?

by Anonymousreply 889 hours ago

LOL, what a great question. No, probably. And thank Christ it was made, it's Robin Williams at his best.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 2:28 PM

By that do you suggest some kind of trans rubbish might prevent it being made today? FFS, it's a funny kids movie about a man who dresses up as a woman nanny/housekeeper so he can see his kids, nothing political about it. Grow up

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 2:29 PM

HELLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOO!

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 2:30 PM

Probably not, Robin Williams has been dead for a while now.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 2:31 PM

Yes, of course. Bruce Jenner as Daniel Hillard/Mrs Doubtfire, Kris Jenner as Miranda, Jenner/Kardashian kids et. al as their kids. It would be a hoot!

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 2:32 PM

We don't have anyone nearly that talented, now. RIP Robin Williams

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 2:32 PM

No...

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 2:34 PM

r5 We gotta call the cops! We gotta dial 911 now! Mrs. Doubtfire! He's a she! She's a he! He's a she-she. He's half-man, half-woman.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 2:39 PM

We have to stop referring to Caitlyn as if she were a real person

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 2:41 PM

I hate this obnoxious movie.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 2:47 PM

r10 is Mrs Sellner

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 2:48 PM

I have R10 blocked, she must be a malignant cunt

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 2:49 PM

Some woke cunt will remake it in the reverse, Reese Witherspoon dresses as a man to see her kids, hilarity will ensure; Mr Doubtfire

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 2:52 PM

Considering the musical version was already getting trans backlash before it even officially opened, I'd say not. They went after the Tootsie musical, too. I'm not sure what's so hard from some of these people to figure out. Neither of these characters identifies as trans, therefore, it's not a story about them.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 2:53 PM

Mr. Certaintywater

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 2:53 PM

My mother was a sour person but she liked Robin Williams after seeing Mrs. Doubtfire because Mrs Doubtfire reminded her of her mother. But her mother had an Irish accent whereas Williams sounded like he was going for a Scots Lite accent. But it’s true, my grandmother had a chin just like Robin Williams. She was not an attractive woman.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 2:53 PM

hilarity

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by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 2:53 PM

I never realized it was a popular movie, but I guess it has been shown on cable so many times that every millennial kid has seen it a dozen times,

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 2:55 PM

r17 It must bee hell going threw life with you're condition

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 2:56 PM

cunts gonna cunt R19

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 2:57 PM

Yes.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 3:00 PM

r20 Correcting grammar and spelling on a gay gossip site to make yourself feel better, you must get lots of sex.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Wednesday at 3:01 PM

She has a power tool in the bedroom dear, surprised she hasn't chipped her teeth

by Anonymousreply 23Last Wednesday at 3:04 PM

I think it could be made today, but they would have to add a likeable character who is actually a cross-dresser, or trans, who Robin Williams' character gets to know on a personal level. Otherwise, the movie would be seen, probably rightfully, as trivializing a group of people and an issue that has become important in public life.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Wednesday at 3:05 PM

Yep. They'd probably make the brother makeup artist trans to shelter them from some of the blowback.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Wednesday at 3:08 PM

Only if it was a Tyler Perry Production™: Mrs. Madea.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 3:09 PM

It always annoyed me that Mrs Doubtfire referred to herself as English when she clearly had a Scottish accent.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 3:09 PM

Truly, I'd rather not see anyone try to top Robin Williams in this role. Watching his performance now is like watching a master class. He's hysterically funny, but he's so warm and lovable and he sells the dramatic moments better than anyone else could. I'm surprised he didn't get an Oscar nom for this role. He's that good in the film. Better they come up with something along the lines of Tootsie or Some Like It Hot - another film that's similar, but not the exact same thing.

Perhaps he'd have been more likely to get a nomination if they'd kept this scene in.

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by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 3:11 PM

It always annoyed me that Mrs Doubtfire referred to herself as English when she clearly had a Scottish accent.

Sweetie, she had a rubber face and body padding, she wasn't real

by Anonymousreply 29Last Wednesday at 3:14 PM

I think the trannies identify with Mrs. Doubtfire. Don't they claim to have hot flashes?

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 3:14 PM

It couldn't be played by a straight actor, but someone like Laverne Cox could play her.

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by Anonymousreply 31Last Wednesday at 3:18 PM

Trans issues are so important that they will change the shape of Hollywood comedies. Yes, I believe that.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Wednesday at 3:21 PM

First they'd have to get rid of the all-white cast.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Wednesday at 3:21 PM

OP, it's already been deemed problematic, so no, it probably couldn't be made today.

Roald Dahl's Matilda has also been criticized and likely wouldn't be developed into a movie or musical today either.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Wednesday at 3:27 PM

Why has Matilda been criticised, R34?

by Anonymousreply 35Last Wednesday at 7:31 PM

R35, the book makes a masculine woman evil and a pretty, feminine woman is her victim and portrayed as an "ideal" woman. The musical was criticized for casting a man as Ms. Trunchbull.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 8:08 PM

No, some kind of trans rubbish might prevent it being made today!

by Anonymousreply 37Last Wednesday at 9:48 PM

Mara Wilson who starred in both Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire believes that changing your biological sex is like changing your hair colour:

by Anonymousreply 38Last Wednesday at 9:58 PM

Yes, because Chris Columbus isn't a TERF.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Wednesday at 10:03 PM

[quote]Neither of these characters identifies as trans, therefore, it's not a story about them.

All things are about trans. You will obey!

by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 10:04 PM

[quote] Yes, because Chris Columbus isn't a TERF.

No, just a hack who ruined the first few [italic]Harry Potter[/italic] movies with his literalism and sub-Spielberg, John Hughes-influenced boomer mawkish sentimentality. [italic]Rent[/italic] would have been dated trash no matter who made it into a film.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Wednesday at 10:05 PM

[quote]I think it could be made today, but they would have to add a likeable character who is actually a cross-dresser, or trans, who Robin Williams' character gets to know on a personal level.

The transperson character could teach Robin Williams' character how harmful it is when he wears transface and turn it into a heartwarming teachable moment.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Wednesday at 10:07 PM

R41, have you read the source material, the first couple of Harry Potter books? Mawkish sentimentality from cover to cover. I'm not saying Chris Columbus is a great director, but you can't polish a turd.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Wednesday at 10:08 PM

Most trans girls are as humorless as psychotic as nomi Malone.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Wednesday at 10:12 PM

Joey Lawrence can play the role originated by his brother.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Wednesday at 10:18 PM

R42: That show already exists, and Robin was in the movie. It was called [italic]The World According to Garp[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 46Last Wednesday at 10:25 PM

[quote] Joey Lawrence can play the role originated by his brother.

He’s too old to play one of the Hilliard children. He was too old in 1993. He should play Uncle Frank.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Wednesday at 11:56 PM

I don't think so, OP. And on a recent rewatch i realized what a shitheel Robin's character was to Sally Field. It also doesn't help that Pierce Brosnan is charming as fuck in this movie.

by Anonymousreply 48Last Thursday at 5:23 AM

[quote] And on a recent rewatch i realized what a shitheel Robin's character was to Sally Field.

I know! I didn't pick up on it as a kid, but as an adult you can see how manipulative he is. You can understand why she doesn't want him to have much time alone with the kids.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Thursday at 5:39 AM

R49, that's what makes the film work for me. The beloved Robin Williams is actually playing against type in a way. His character is a childish, petulant man-baby who offloads all the hard work of parenting on his wife and makes her be the bad guy.

When he "becomes" a woman, he finally learns what it means to be the grownup in the group, but too late. He can only really be a good father when he's playing pretend.

It's a bonus that Field's character is deliberately made shrill and dowdy, so you start out sympathizing with him, not her. But astute viewers will reverse their sympathies by the end of the film. And it was a great touch to make Brosnan's character gentlemanly and mature, not a bad guy (the way Williams' character sees him, in his jealousy).

by Anonymousreply 50Last Thursday at 5:47 AM

[quote] It's a bonus that Field's character is deliberately made shrill and dowdy

They deliberately made Field’s character be an average wife so as to not take the focus off of Williams and to make his character relatable. The point of the movie is to show how a father came up with an out of the box solution for a common issue that husbands face.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Thursday at 5:56 AM

[Quote] His character is a childish, petulant man-baby who offloads all the hard work of parenting on his wife and makes her be the bad guy.

I just want to slap him when he starts yelling at Sally (after the reveal) that she stole his kids from him. You know Mara Wilson needed some serious therapy after what went down lol

by Anonymousreply 52Last Thursday at 6:01 AM

[quote] he starts yelling at Sally (after the reveal) that she stole his kids from him.

Her stealing the kids and trying to isolate them from their father was the worst thing she did to him, but certainly not the only thing.

by Anonymousreply 53Last Thursday at 6:10 AM

The trans would be out to kill the project. It could not be made today in this new 'woke' world that no longer possesses a sense of humour.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Thursday at 6:31 AM

Trans take it very seriously when they’re portrayed as insane. For some reason it really irks them.

Can’t think why.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Thursday at 6:36 AM

Mrs. Doubtfire couldn't be made today not because of the premise of the film - man dresses as woman to be near his kids - but because of the penchant for turning fiction into a non-existent social/political reality.

by Anonymousreply 56Last Thursday at 6:39 AM

R53 Robin's character has no ground to stand on after the manipulative shit he pulled as Mrs Doubtfire. He deserved it.

by Anonymousreply 57Last Thursday at 6:41 AM

^^^ uncompromising, not non-existent ^^^

by Anonymousreply 58Last Thursday at 6:41 AM

I hope not. Terrible movie.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Thursday at 6:44 AM

WE SEE YOU WHITE MRS DOUBTFIRE

by Anonymousreply 60Last Thursday at 6:41 PM

I’m just glad they cut those endless scenes with Polly Holiday from the final cut.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Thursday at 10:43 PM

Hot Jumbalaya!

by Anonymousreply 62Last Thursday at 10:47 PM

So, so much better than Tootsie.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Thursday at 11:00 PM

If they made it today, they wouldn’t get to open with a Chuck Jones cartoon.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Thursday at 11:04 PM

Not without my daughter.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Thursday at 11:14 PM

[quote] —although I'd be interested to see a Kubrick re-write of Harry Potter

Something tells me that isn't going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Thursday at 11:14 PM
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by Anonymousreply 67Last Thursday at 11:20 PM

I love that this movie exists, and I've never seen it.

I think those with brains can discern intent. There is no anti-trans bent in this film. It's simply a movie about a father who wants to spend time with his kids. That, and Robin's performance, was the reason it was a hit.

And, thank goodness, because it helped green-light The Birdcage as well, I imagine.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Thursday at 11:25 PM

Uncle Frank saying “why wasn’t I an only child?“ to Daniel when he needs the backup mask he just happened to have on hand now seems eerily prescient considering Harvey Fierstein has outlived Robin Williams.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Thursday at 11:27 PM

I doubtfire it.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Thursday at 11:43 PM

"Could Mrs. Doubtfire Be Made Today?"

You mean right now? On Zoom? With facemasks?

Because with Trump fucking up the country with ignoring the virus we need another thread of some republican whining about being "censored" by the "Transtapo" Did Rush Limbaugh come up with that gem? He did give us "Feminazis."

That Rush! What a card! What a black boy raping pill junkie card! I think that card is the white of turds.

The Trump card of course is the orange of turds.

You might not want to handle the deck without gloves.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Thursday at 11:56 PM

Uncle Frank was the best character.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Friday at 12:28 AM

Feminists would actually be justified in using the same tactics as Nazis at this point in time.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Friday at 12:37 AM

The film also used this song which celebrates trans people from the cis-perspective (WAY before its time). Makes me love the song even more. Steven Tyler and Aerosmith rule!

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by Anonymousreply 74Last Friday at 4:31 AM

[quote]this song which celebrates trans people from the cis-perspective

That song is about Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil

by Anonymousreply 75Last Friday at 4:36 AM

Yes, it can be made and here is the perfect Mrs. Doubtfire.

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by Anonymousreply 76Last Friday at 4:50 AM

All Robin Williams ever did was jump up and down and shout nonsense like a four year old.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Friday at 5:04 AM

What about Aunt Jack? The notorious sloppy bottom of the Castro.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Friday at 5:44 AM

R66, Harry Potter was published two years before Kubrick died. Of course, it's irrelevant that Harry Potter became famous after Kubrick died because we can all playfully imagine how he would have adapted that, or any book (including ones published long before he died), into a movie.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Friday at 6:47 AM

TRANS! TRANS! TRANS! EVERYTHING must be about TRANS!

by Anonymousreply 8020 hours ago

Not to mention it has a young man starring as an old woman in a children’s television show. Can you imagine explaing to your toddler that MrsDoubtfire is really a cis gender male who is sexually & culturally appropriating not bust another gender, but also generation & Scots women

by Anonymousreply 8119 hours ago

It wasn't until after this movie that they started showing classic Bugs Bunny cartoons on TV less and less.

by Anonymousreply 8219 hours ago

I find it hard to watch now knowing what an obnoxious, insufferable cunt Mara Wilson grew up to be.

by Anonymousreply 8318 hours ago

Matilda's parents were right all along.

by Anonymousreply 8418 hours ago

R83 what's wrong with Mara??

by Anonymousreply 8510 hours ago

[quote] I just want to slap him when he starts yelling at Sally (after the reveal) that she stole his kids from him. You know Mara Wilson needed some serious therapy after what went down lol —Anonymous

There's a deleted scene that was supposed to be towards the end where the oldest girl says "I hate you both" after Mrs. Doubtfire is revealed to have been Daniel all along.

by Anonymousreply 869 hours ago

It was mindless fun. But it's not in the Tootsie and Some Like It Hot atmosphere.

by Anonymousreply 879 hours ago

I wonder whether a 140-minute cut that included some more of Polly Holiday's scenes and the resolution to the spelling bee business and the bus driver bits would still have been equally successful. It would likely have been dramatically more cohesive. Half of the cut parts flesh out the characters, the other half are just longer versions of things we already know.

by Anonymousreply 889 hours ago
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