Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Come as you are.
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
The heart-warming tale of a lovely gay couple who must overcome having an asshole straight son. This could have been cringe-inducing but it's a winner.
In these days of legalised same sex marriage, it's easy to forget how progressive a film like The Birdcage was in the mid-90's, certainly when it came to Hollywood. Remaking the celebrated 70's French farce La Cage aux Folles, itself adapted from an earlier play, Mike Nichols pushes out more overt elements of farce to rather tell a fairly gentle character comedy about the more flamboyant kind of homosexuals and the politics of repression that comes with traditional morality. One suspects it may now be seen as rather dated, and as a heterosexual it would be interesting to know how the gay community might view it today, but Nichols manages to steer the piece out of being offensively made of…
I tend to severely dislike those Hollywood remakes of foreign comedies (and by foreign I mean anything not American). The humour usually falls flat and a lot seems to get lost in translation. This is one of the few examples where it worked rather well.
La Cage aux folles is a delightful comedy and quintessentially French. This remake somehow managed to capture that really well, but still managed to make it a successful transition to American culture. It is essentially still the same story, so all opportunities for strong situational comedy remain, yet it is within the performances this film excels.
Nathan Lane is scrumptiously gorgeous here. His performance is not only unbelievably…
The late Robin Williams stars in this wonderfully frothy comedy with brilliant support from Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria and Dianne Wiest.
We lost two giants in our industry this past year. Mike Nichols and Robin Williams. They have each made indelible pieces of work over the years.
"The Birdcage" may not be the first film that comes to mind when you think of Williams and Nichols, but I think it's quite high up there.
I absolutely adore this movie. Watching Williams play a "straight" man to Nathan Lane's flamboyant caberet singer is a sight to behold. Robin Williams playing funny is one of life's sweet pleasures but he plays serious here more than you may remember. He carries the plot's weight squarely on his shoulders. His son Val's marriage is in jeooardy. His husband Albert's disappointment in life reigns supreme. His…
The only thing I really wish for it is that it didn't take itself so seriously at times. Other than that, its a riot of situation comedy with some grand performances. Williams' gurning takes a back seat in a relatively "straight" role, while Lane tears the scenery to shreds in an utterly dedicated, hilarious and heartfelt performance. Hackman fulfills the role with enough bewildered comedy and the couple to be are both capable. If only Wiest were given more to do beyond a few bright moments. Brilliantly scripted and run by its great and diverse characters.
I let Cat pick the movie for us to watch tonight, and after some deliberation (she initially wanted Room (2015) but then came to the not unreasonable conclusion that it's not really the most appropriate Friday night end of the week type movie) she opted for The Birdcage - a movie I've never seen before and one that she had seen a long time ago but wasn't sure if it would hold up to her memories. For her, it did (although there was a little cry during one early Robin Williams moment that stung a little). For me, I liked it but had issues.
The second half is much stronger than the first, but the film holds back on giving…
Hilarious and entertaining film with credits done smart during the plot summary rather than your traditional black screen credit roll, very nice touch.
R.I.P Robin Williams you will always live on in the memories of my childhood. What a fantastic performance you gave in this film. You are missed.
we're all so lucky to have elaine may
I'm literally Albert
honestly thanks mom for showing me this when i was 14
What are you giving him drugs for? What the hell are Pirin tablets?
It's aspirin with the "A" and the "S" scraped off.
Hank Azaria in a thong
Gay nightclub owner Armand (Robin Williams) and his partner Albert (Nathan Lane) need to play it straight to pass muster with the conservative family of Armand's son's fiancee. This remake of La cage aux folles is one of those movies where the parts are greater than the sum: the cast is terrific (pretty much any moment with Williams and Lane together is hysterical), there are some neat musical interludes and the production (designed by Bo Welch, shot by Emmanuel Lubezki) is top shelf, but the pacing isn't as tight as it could've been. Also, for most of the film, Val (Dan Futterman) comes off as rather dislikable, upending his father's livelihood with little consideration for his feelings.
Still, very much worth a watch.
What a great movie! Simple, contained, ahead of its time.
I am really, really surprised at the timing of this movie. It seemed to forecast a lot of the issues plaguing today's cultural dialogues. The emphasis on the relationship between the press and the political realm is accurate and poignant. The dialogue about gender and sexual identity is very timely as well.
Star-studded cast and crew. Would definitely recommend and watch again soon!
Can't tell if satire or not.
Working on adding notes for all of them.
Almost any movie directed…
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