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The Birdcage
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
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Rating: R Year: 1996 Category: Comedy
Director: Mike Nichols Time: 117:00:00 min. Writer: Jean Poiret

Reviews
Mine: Very funny remake of a not that funny original. Hank Azaria steal several scenes as the man servant. Nathan Lane does a great job. Wonderful climax.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Polished if obvious remake of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES will please anyone who hasn't seen or doesn't remember the original: Williams is fairly subdued as a South Beach, Miami, nightclub owner who's forced to ask his high-strung, drag-queen performer/partner (Lane) to hide away while his son brings his prospective in-laws--an ultra-conservative couple--to dinner. Screenplay by Elaine May, who added fresh lines to the foolproof blueprint of the original.
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Bag Lady's rating:
4 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
One of my top ten favorites. Wonderful ensemble cast doing they they do best. The writing is as crisp as the performances.
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Cast
Robin Williams Robin Williams as:
Armand Goldman
Gene Hackman Gene Hackman as:
Senator Keven Keely
Nathan Lane Nathan Lane as:
Albert Goldman
Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest as:
Louise Keeley
Dan Futterman as:
Val Goldman
Calista Flockhart as:
Barbara Kelley
Hank Azaria Hank Azaria as:
Agador
Christine Baranski Christine Baranski as:
Katherine Archer
Tom McGowan as:
Harry Radman