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The Birdcage
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1996
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The Birdcage
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1996
Audio
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English SDH, Spanish

Synopsis

Lies and deceptionit's all in the family when Robin Williams must convince his future in-laws that he's as upstanding and uptight as they are in "the funniest comedy you'll see this year" (Gene Shalit, "Today Show"). Co-starring Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Christine Baranski and Calista Flockhart, The Birdcage is an uproarious comedy that will send your spirits soaring. Armand (Williams) and Albert (Lane) have built the perfect life for themselves tending to their gaudy Miami nightclub. But their pastel tranquility is shaken when Armand's son announces that he's getting married to the daughter of ultra-conservative Senator Keeley (Hackman)...and they're all getting together for dinner! Can Armand and Albert transform themselves into Mr.and Mrs. Family Values in time? It'll take the performance of their lives, but they'll do anythingand everythingto pull the chiffon over Keeley's eyes!

Cast & Crew

Robin Williams ... Armand Goldman
Gene Hackman ... Senator Keeley
Nathan Lane ... Albert Goldman / Starina
Dianne Wiest ... Louise Keeley
Hank Azaria ... Agador
Dan Futterman ... Val Goldman
Calista Flockhart ... Barbara Keeley

Reviews

Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader | May 29, 2011

This isn't the supreme masterpiece it might have been, but Nichols's direction is very polished and some of the lines and details are awfully funny.

Hal Hinson Washington Post | May 27, 2011

If The Birdcage isn't exactly the Mike Nichols-Elaine May movie of our dreams, it does manage to transform what was formerly a campy bit of French fluff into one of the loopiest, most hysterical family-values movies ever made.

Todd McCarthy Variety | March 26, 2009

The Birdcage is a scream.

Desson Thomson Washington Post | January 01, 2000

Basically, the movie's an extended setup for a dinner-table comedy of errors, in which the mismatched relatives confront one another in a nerve-racking test of appearances.

James Berardinelli ReelViews | January 01, 2000

One of those rare motion pictures with side-splitting laughs where the humor never stays dormant for long.

Susan Wloszczyna USA Today | January 01, 2000

Far less plastic than most cross-dressing comedies.

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