The Birdcage

1996, Movie, R, 118 mins

The Birdcage
In this flaccid remake of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play Armand and Albert, a middle-aged couple whose life together would be a model of bourgeois domesticity if they weren't both men. They're thrown into a tizz when their son -- he's actually Armand's kid, but Albert might as well be his mother -- announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing senator (Gene Hackman) who champions "family values." The Ozzie and Harriet of the drag set agree to play it straight for a night with the prospective in-laws, and tediously predictable complications ensue. Unsurprisingly, the film rests on grotesque stereotypes of gay men (though it tries t...
Released: 1996 Rated: R Length: 118 mins

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