PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
Sally Field got a cappuccino mustache on-set and they decided to put it in the movie.
Miranda, a professional decorator, recommends a "17th Century grand piano" for Stuart's B&B. The piano is an 18th Century invention, while the grand piano, as we know it, was not invented until the late 19th Century. What did exist in the 17th Century (which in fact resembled a piano) was a harpsichord.
The film was originally released to UK cinemas uncut with a 12 certificate. Since the 12 certificate prohibited entry to anyone under that age, regardless of the presence of a guardian, many cinema owners felt that they were missing out on a large potential audience, and a version was eventually passed PG, after the removal of 13 seconds of dialogue referring to "cunning linguistics", "horizontal mambo" and other crude mentions of sexual foreplay during the restaurant scene. All video, laserdisc and DVD versions released in the UK were similarly edited to secure the less restrictive rating. The uncut version was submitted to the BBFC in 2003, but they felt that having both cut- and uncut versions on the market together would confuse consumers, and so cuts were repeated. It was not until November 2012 when all cuts were fully waived by the BBFC, and a 12 certificate was given to the film. Their website outlines the history of the film in detail.
$20,468,847 28 November 1993
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