Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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…
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.
The late Robin Williams stars in this wonderfully frothy comedy with brilliant support from Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria and Dianne Wiest.
film #19 of scavenger hunt 14 (2016)
task #20: a film starring one or more members of the regular smpsons voice cast (hank azaria)
this was so good.... it really felt like it was based off a stage play but in a really good way, everyone was really good in it (nathan lane!) and it was hilarious.
El matrimonio Mike Nichols/Elaine May acertó de pleno con este arriesgado remake del éxito francés Vicios Pequeños (La cage aux folles, Édouard Molinaro, 1978). El enredo está manejado con mano maestra, provocando una constante escalada de diversión que, milagro, no desfallece en ningún momento del metraje.
El reparto lo da todo. Robin Williams encarna, sorprendentemente, a la mitad sobria de la pareja. El histrionismo es cosa de un por entonces desconocido Nathan Lane, aquí toda una revelación, junto a Hank Azaria en el desopilante rol de mayordomo. Pero ojo a Gene Hackman. Su trabajo es un recital. Y el final de su personaje, memorable.
A film I have managed to miss for the last 20 years and I'm really glad I've finally caught up on it. The film still feels fresh and quite relevant. The jokes still land thanks to a sharp script and fantastic performances. It's sad that wide release gay comedies are virtually extinct in this day and age.
It really still is amazing after all these years. Some real standout performances in this classic comedy .
Hank Azaria's greatest achievement.
Nathan Lane and Robin Williams in the same movie! Playing a gay couple! This film is camp at its most glorious!
every comedy movie released after this is inferior
I would've told that asshat of a son to go fuck himself after he continually tries to alter his father's (both his fathers, actually) behavior, and then french kiss Nathan Lane at the dinner table, in front of his parents-in-law for good measure. But without the son, there probably wouldn't have been much of a script. The script itself is a bit of a mess at times, but the actors' performances save it. Especially Lane, who sells the campy and melodramatic bits of his over-the-top character and makes him into a real person. But Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest give great performances as well. And Chivo's camerawork is, as always, beautiful.
Supeisingly more painful than I thought it was going to be. Somewhat relative to LDS culture, ultimately very funny. Never been more attracted to Robin Williams in my life.
Whenever I watch a gay movie with a sad-ass ending I have to go back and watch this to feel better.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
This list is films with LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and intersex) content that I watched or will watch