The Mrs. Doubtfire rumors of an NC-17 version were refuted by the film’s director, Chris Columbus. But he says there’s an R-rated cut among three different versions of the film.
Talk to Weekly entertainment, Columbus said that actor Robin Williams’ penchant for ad-libs resulted in three different approaches to making the film. Mrs. Doubtfire movie.
“The reality is there was a deal between Robin and me that was, he’s going to do one or two, three scripted takes. And then he would say, “So let me play.” And we were going roughly between 15 and 22 takes, I think 22 being the most I can remember, ”said Columbus.
An NC-17 rating would prohibit those under 17 from viewing the film. An R rating allows those under 17 to attend a movie with an accompanying parent or adult guardian. The rating indicates that the film contains adult activity, harsh language, intense graphic violence, drug addiction or nudity.
The rumor of the NC-17 version started online, referring to a 2015 interview where Columbus mentioned an NC-17 version. The film stars Williams dressing up as a housekeeper to spend time with his children, whom he lost in a custody battle. It was rated PG-13 when it was released in 1993.
The maniac Williams would come up with new lines with every take, Columbus recalled.
“He would sometimes go into territory that wouldn’t be appropriate for a PG-13 movie, but certainly appropriate and hilarious for an R-rated movie. Me only.” [previously] used the expression NC-17 as a joke. There can be no NC-17 version of the film. “
Columbus said it was possible to see these results in a future project.
“I’d be prepared to maybe do a documentary on the making of the film, and let people see some re-edited scenes in an R-rated version,” Columbus said. “The problem is, I can’t remember the basics. I only know what’s in the movie at this point because it’s been a long time. But I remember it was an extremely funny subject.
Williams died in August 2014 by suicide. He was known for his improvisational skills.