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The Birdcage [DVD] [Standard and Letterbox]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In Mike Nichols's hilarious remake of the 1978 French comedy LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Robin Williams stars as Armand Goldman, a gay cabaret owner who lives in Miami's South Beach with his partner, Albert (Nathan Lane), the club's star performer. Armand and Albert must try in vain to pass as a typical couple when the prospective in-laws of Armand's son, Val (Dan Futterman), come for dinner. While accepting their alternative lifestyle personally, Val demands that they tone it down for his girlfriend's (Calista Flockhart) parents--who happen to be a political couple running on a family values platform. Lane's hilarious attempts to "play it straight" and Hank Azaria's brilliantly flamboyant houseboy, Agador, are the highlights of the film, which also features a beautifully understated Williams as the more "normal" of the pair. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest are delightfully square as the future in-laws.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 906033

  • Credits
    Robin Williams, Ray D. Tutto, Marty Fromage, Nathan Lane, Joseph Lane, Gene Hackman, Eugene Alder, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Calista Flockhart
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A nicely restrained Williams lets Nathan Lane as his high-strung diva companion rule the roost in this fluttery, funny [film]..." -- 3 out of 4 stars"
    USA Today

    "Enchantingly funny....The beauty of THE BIRD CAGE is that its jokes and its message are one and the same..." -- Rating: A-
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...THE BIRDCAGE is a scream....Performed with matchless aplomb and made with plush professionalism....[The film] serves up pure pleasure..."

    "...Robin Williams is the best surprises....He's more restrained than in anything he's done since AWAKENINGS..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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