#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover, Albert, stars there as Starina. “Their” son Val (actually Armand’s by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keeley, daughter of Kevin Keeley, US Senator, and co-founder of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Val, his father and “mother.” What ensues is comic chaos.
Plot: 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 conservative moralistic parents.
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Don’t believe anyone who says this film is bad!
I’m disappointed to see that some people can’t appreciate the brilliance in this film! Robin Williams is on top form, with ‘you’re taking your toothbrush to the grave, how Egyptian’ brilliantly improvised. Weiss is convincing in her role, as usual. Hackman is great, as usual, and Nathan Lane is overly feminate, as usual. Wonderfully cast and with a great script, it will please anyone with a sense of humour. I pity anyone who can’t enjoy it, for whatever reason- homophobia, lack of intelligence, arrogance, narrow mindedness etc. I’ll admit that originals are often better, but that doesn’t stop this from being a film to be enjoyed. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good laugh, happy watching!
Louis Hartshorn, age 15
A Warm and Hilarious Comedy…
THE BIRDCAGE is the hysterically entertaining Americanized version of the French classic LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. In this version Robin Williams plays the gay owner of a Florida nightclub who learns his straight son (Dan Futterman) is coming home and is engaged to be married. Williams learns from his son that his fiancée’s parents (Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest) are straight-laced and ultra-conservative and will not be comfortable meeting his gay father or his even more flamboyant lover (Nathan Lane) and suggests Williams send Lane out of town while Hackman and Wiest are in town. Instead, Lane puts on his best drag and meets the parents as Williams’ wife in one of the most hilarious dinner party scenes ever filmed. This film is chock full of sparkling dialogue and sharp performances. I also found it rather refreshing to see Robin Williams playing straight man to Lane, who along with Hank Azaria as their housekeeper, practically steal the film from everyone else in one of the most entertaining comedies of the 90’s. And the sight of Gene Hackman in drag is something everyone must experience.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min)
Director Mike Nichols
Writer Jean Poiret (play), Francis Veber (earlier screenplay), Édouard Molinaro (earlier screenplay), Marcello Danon (earlier screenplay), Jean Poiret (earlier screenplay), Elaine May (screenplay)
Actors Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 24 nominations.
Production Company United Artists, Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix DTS, DTS-Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,334 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm