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.
Wicked performances by an all star cast however Nathan Lane outshined them all! His over the top flamboyant caricature was a real riot! Add Robin Williams to the mix and they'll have you rolling on the floor laughing! Hank Azaria was insanely funny he made me laugh so hard it hurt!
One of the funniest, wittiest, political satires I have ever seen!
The late Robin Williams stars in this wonderfully frothy comedy with brilliant support from Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria and Dianne Wiest.
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.
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 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…
As someone who experienced the same sinking feeling as many when I heard the news about Robin Williams, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and watch one of his films in commemoration. Although I grew up watching Jumanji, Flubber and Mrs Doubtfire, I thought I'd try something new. The Birdcage was perhaps not the best choice as Williams actually makes two suicide jokes in it which feel a little uncomfortable now but it was still a great way to look back on his talent.
His performance as gay nightclub owner Armand Goldman is not the craziest he's ever done but is the crucial counterpoint to Hank Azaria and Nathan Lane's more over the top performances.
The film has a…
Somehow this film balances a reliance on stereotypical gay characters and a fresh 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' storyline and remains very funny. Sometimes side-splittingly funny. The dinner scene is nothing short of obtrusive as the gags keeping piling up. This is a film I'm happy exists, especially as the passing of its director Mick Nichols made me very sad. A mainstream film with big stars playing gay - Nathan Lane is fab, and Robin Williams is always about to lose his mind. It shouldn't exist, sometimes I wonder if it was a harmful depiction. But then I just remember the part..
"Jackson's dead. He died in bed. With a prostitute, underage...and black!?"
That covers all the basis to stir up a shit storm on the conservative table.
RIP Mike Nichols
Robin Williams will truly be missed by all. Another classic by a wonderful, timeless actor.
Didn't know whether we should be laughing at or sympathetic to this gay couple. Found parts of it very moving. Would have preferred maybe a slightly less comedic take on the whole thing. Enjoyed it overall.
A very smart satire with great performances. Mike Nichols, you will be missed.
This is one of those farces where there is a lot of set up to get to one golden big farce setpiece. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of funny stuff but we came for the part where the Keelys and the Colemans all come together with lies and contradictions all flying about. It's hysterical but at 2 hours this movie is a little too long. I really enjoyed it though.
Hank Azaria in shoes is funny
"You think you know everything because you're a man and I know nothing because I'm a woman"
"You're not a woman"
"OH, you bastard"
Some great characters (with the exception of the asshole son who never learns anything), comedy, and themes, but it falls into the predictable in the last act. And what an abrupt end.
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