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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Daniel Hillard -- loving father who desperately wants to raise his kids, or creepily obsessed stalker?
    • Even invoked a bit in-movie, both by Daniel himself ("What am I doing here? This is beyond obsession.") and by the judge, once the gig is up, as the reason for ordering supervision during Daniel's time with the kids.
      • In some ways this, also applies to Miranda. Is she a mature woman who has put up with Daniel's antics over the years and has finally reached her breaking point, or is she a cold detached woman more interested in her career than her family. Her apparent mooning over her old flame prior to telling Daniel it's over doesn't help her cause any.
      • Indeed, leading to wondering over the interpretation of whether she's sincerely at the end of her rope with a situation that's bad for her and her children, or just looking for an excuse to dump her current husband for her more attractive, more successful ex?
  • Retroactive Recognition: For the twenty-somethings who grew up with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
  • Tear Jerker: Two specific moments in the movie: Daniel's speech to the judge explaining why he dressed up as Mrs. Doubtfire, only to have the judge impose harsher limits on his visitation rights, and Daniel's/Mrs. Doubtfire's response to a letter from a child whose parents are separating... which serves as background narration for the Bittersweet Ending in which Miranda revokes said limits.
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