Birdcage

Directed By: Mike Nichols Starring: Robin Williams Nathan Lane

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Great Movie

by Kathy L on 11/8/2006

I love this movie. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are superb. I watch this movie when I need to pick up my spirits and it works every time. With all of the controversy now about gay marriage I think it shows that relationships between same sex couples are really not much different than straight couples. It also shows some of the things same sex couples need to do to survive in our narrow minded times. Read More

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Product Overview

The son of a gay man brings his fiancee's conservative parents home for introductions, but there is one condition: his father and his lover must pretend they are straight for the duration of the visit. Now the couple is on a hilarious quest to find an alternative to their alternative lifestyle.

Specifications

Studio MGM
SKU 40000395
UPC 027616603395
UPC 14 00027616603395
Format DVD
Release Date 6/5/2007
Rating Rating
Keywords
Deception
Family Interaction
Gay/Lesbian
Recommended
Slapstick
Switching Roles
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In Mike Nichols's hilarious remake of the 1978 French comedy LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Robin Williams stars as Armand Goldman, a gay cabaret owner who lives in Miami's South Beach with his partner, Albert (Nathan Lane), the club's star performer. Armand and Albert must try in vain to pass as a typical couple when the prospective in-laws of Armand's son, Val (Dan Futterman), come for dinner. While accepting their alternative lifestyle personally, Val demands that they tone it down for his girlfriend's (Calista Flockhart) parents--who happen to be a political couple running on a family values platform. Lane's hilarious attempts to "play it straight" and Hank Azaria's brilliantly flamboyant houseboy, Agador, are the highlights of the film, which also features a beautifully understated Williams as the more "normal" of the pair. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest are delightfully square as the future in-laws.
Plot Summary
Summary THE BIRDCAGE is director Mike Nichols's remake of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. The comedy features a flamboyant gay couple who must attempt to "straighten up" for their son's prospective in-laws.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Why, it looks like young men playing leapfrog!... Is it Greek?" -- Louise Keeley (DIANNE WIEST), when she sees the pornographic china that's been set out on Armand and Albert's dinner table.
Reviews
USA Today "...A nicely restrained Williams lets Nathan Lane as his high-strung diva companion rule the roost in this fluttery, funny [film]..." -- 3 out of 4 stars" 03/08/1995 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "Enchantingly funny....The beauty of THE BIRD CAGE is that its jokes and its message are one and the same..." -- Rating: A- 03/29/1996 p.46
Variety "...THE BIRDCAGE is a scream....Performed with matchless aplomb and made with plush professionalism....[The film] serves up pure pleasure..." 03/04/1996
Chicago Sun-Times "...Robin Williams is the best surprises....He's more restrained than in anything he's done since AWAKENINGS..." 03/08/1996 p.29
Directors
Mike Nichols
Actors
Robin Williams
Nathan Lane
Cast & Crew
Robin Williams - Star
Gene Hackman - Star
Calista Flockhart - Star
Nathan Lane - Star
Dianne Wiest - Star
Hank Azaria - Star
Dan Futterman - Star
Christine Baranski - Star
Ann Roth - Costume Designer
Bo Welch - Production Designer
Jonathan Tunick - Composer
Arthur Schmidt - Editor
Mike Nichols - Producer
Emmanuel Lubezki - Director of Photography
Elaine May - Screenwriter
Mike Nichols - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 906033
UPC 00027616603395
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 119 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Collector's Edition, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Williams,Robin
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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