The BirdcageA 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 fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.Genre: ComedyCountry: United StatesDuration: 117 minQuality: HDRelease: 1996IMDb: 7.1
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Directors of "The Birdcage"Mike NicholsBirthdate: 6 November 1931, Berlin, Germany
Creators of "The Birdcage"Jean PoiretBirthdate: 17 August 1926, Paris, FranceFrancis VeberBirthdate: 28 July 1937, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Critic Reviews of "The Birdcage"Chicago ReaderMay 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.Washington PostMay 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.VarietyMarch 26, 2009
The Birdcage is a scream.Time OutJune 24, 2006
It doesn't so much champion diversity as celebrate conformity.San Francisco ChronicleJune 18, 2002
A glossy miscalculation with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
What makes Mike Nichols' version more than just a retread is good casting in the key roles, and a wicked screenplay by Elaine May, who keeps the original story but adds little zingers here and there.QuickflixAugust 24, 2014
The Birdcage grossed nearly $200 million worldwide in 1996, and that is significant. Box Office Mojo says it's the highest grossing queer film of all time, though they're not counting Frozen and 300, and they probably should.Common Sense MediaAugust 19, 2014
Campy, comedic romp with lots of profanity.Movie MetropolisJuly 16, 2014
Robin Williams plays off of a flaming Nathan Lane with delicious understatement and anchors a farce that moves along at a brisk pace-with or without heels.7M PicturesJune 13, 2014
At its core, it is about human relationships. They're extreme relationships, and they're cross-wired to get an electric reaction, but they're real characters nonetheless.TV GuideMay 29, 2011
What might be a surprise, given the talents involved, is how relentlessly unfunny it is.Empire MagazineMay 29, 2011
It undoubtedly remains a genial crowd pleaser. If the dress fits, wear it.
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