The Birdcage R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 22, 1997
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Dolby Digital Stereo - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
  • Additional Products:
    • Collectible Booklet

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
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Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Why, it looks like young men playing leapfrog!... Is it Greek'"
  - Louise Keeley (DIANNE WIEST), when she sees the pornographic china that's been set out on Armand and Albert's dinner table.

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh79%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 48

Upright80%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 104,880
Enchantingly funny....The beauty of THE BIRD CAGE is that its jokes and its message are one and the same... -- Rating: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 29, 1996
Rating: 3.5/5 -- 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. Full Review
7M Pictures
Jun 13, 2014
Rating: 2/4 -- A glossy miscalculation with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Jun 18, 2002
It doesn't so much champion diversity as celebrate conformity. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
...Robin Williams is the best surprises....He's more restrained than in anything he's done since AWAKENINGS...
Chicago Sun-Times
Mar 8, 1996
The Birdcage is a little film with knee-slapping scenes coupled with thoughtfully acute moments as well. Full Review
Reel Talk Online
Sep 7, 2017
The Birdcage is a scream.
Variety
Mar 26, 2009

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

THE BIRDCAGE is director Mike Nichols's remake of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. The comedy features a flamboyant gay couple who must attempt to "straighten up" for their son's prospective in-laws.

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  • Theatrical release: March 8, 1996.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 27,194
  • UPC: 027616603395
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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