This essay on the film "Mrs. Doubtfire" discusses the social values of the story and the technical aspects of the thematic content of the film.
# 9322 | 1,105 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 |
Published on Feb 01, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Gender and Sexuality (Theories of Gender)
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Mrs. Doubtfire is a movie about a man who dresses as a woman and passes as a nanny so that he can be closer to his children following an ugly divorce. By examining the first scene, this paper explores the social values being portrayed in the movie. These include the well-being of children, continuity in the character's children's lives and self-sacrifice.
From the Paper:"The remarkable fact about the movie, "Mrs. Doubtfire," is that there are no villains. Although the story centers on a divorce, an unemployed father, Daniel, torn from his three children, and his ex-wife, Miranda, being romanced by a handsome and successful old flame, Stu, no one is to blame, no one is the bad guy. The better qualities of each character shine through the trauma and dysfunction that this family finds itself. Thus, by concentrating on the positive aspects of the relationships, the film teaches that love is the one thing that makes a family, no matter the distance, lifestyle, or circumstance."
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