Mrs. Doubtfire: Turning Comedy Into Horror
Starring Robbin Williams, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) is a comedy about a struggling actor going through a divorce, but can’t let go of his children quite yet. He dresses up as an old housekeeper by the name of Mrs. Doubtfire in effort to spend more time with his kids, as the judge ruled full custody to their mother.
The movie is quite the comedy for youngsters and family gatherings. I mean, Williams has been known for his streak of successful family comedies along the years. This movie is no less than others!
Today, I came across a re-cut version of the trailer that transformed the movie into a whole new genre. I found it interesting how with such little editing, a whole different story came to life. I kind of wished reality was that easy to change.
Our perception of media and how big of a role it plays in our life amazes me at times. The fact that a simple comedy as this can be changed into a horror movie makes me wonder just how much we are willing to believe on our screens. We’re in a digitalized era, and as much as I enjoy being connected to the World Wide Web 24/7, I fear of consequences we may have to endure later on.
That said, I’m a Syrian. Everything is a conspiracy theory to me. [this was a joke, I swear]
The movie’s actual trailer:
The re-cut version:
Looking at both trailers — I must I admit, I fancy the horror version more.