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The Birdcage

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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 fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.


  • Robin Williams
  • Gene Hackman
  • Nathan Lane
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Dan Futterman
  • Calista Flockhart
  • Hank Azaria
  • Christine Baranski
  • Tom McGowan
  • Grant Heslov

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What makes Mike Nichols' version more than just a retread is good casting in the key roles, and a wicked screenplay by Elaine May.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Everyone will be tickled pink by this sleek Mike Nichols remake.

Metacritic review by David Ansen
David Ansen

The film is so boisterously entertaining that it's easy for the unsuspecting viewer not to realize that there's a message here.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli