As a 61 yr old gay guy, I STILL laugh my ass off at this funny, entertaining classic. Watching it on cable today and dropped everything else. I esp. enjoyed the postings on this site for the favorite lines in the movie. I wasn't offended at all, like some overly sensitive gays, by the "stereotypes". However,I am glad to see much less flamboyant gay characters in the subplots of current TV hits incl. "Brothers and Sisters" w/ the same old skinny Calista! Most of my gay friends and I are "straight-acting" and "butch" enough to fool any unfortunate Hetero who thinks they are sophisticated enough to have a "gaydar".
The Birdcage (1996) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Birdcage (1996) 1080p
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.
IMDB: 7.05 Likes
- Genre: Comedy |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 2.27G
- Resolution: 1920x1040 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 117
- IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0
The Synopsis for The Birdcage (1996) 1080p
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.
The Director and Players for The Birdcage (1996) 1080p
The Reviews for The Birdcage (1996) 1080p
Still laugh my ass off at this classic!Reviewed byjdburkittVote: 9/10
I cannot imagine a show that has a cast list like this to not be great. Add to it the fact that it was written by Elaine May (Heaven Can Wait) and directed by Mike Nichols (Closer), and you have a formula for success.
Just look at the cast: Robin Williams (The Fisher King), Nathan Lane (Encore! Encore!), Gene Hackman (The Royal Tenenbaums), Dianne Wiest (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints), Hank Azaria (Mystery, Alaska), Dan Futterman (The Fisher King), and Christine Baranski (Maryann Thorpe
from Cybill). Yes, I know she has done movies, but this is where I fell in love with her!
The combination of gays, drag queens, and right-wing politicians makes for two glorious hours of entertainment.
What makes this movie so wonderful is how good a job Robin Williams and Nathan Lane do as portraying loving, dedicated parents. Aside from the amazing soundtrack and the fun antics, it is their sheer goodness as human beings that stays in your head for a long time.
A fun thing to do is compare this movie to La Cage Aux Folles and see how different characters are interpreted differently. The son in the Birdcage is a much more complex character than the one in La Cage, and a lot of the movie is about him accepting his identity. The daughter, on the other hand, is much more of a three dimensional character in La Cage.
The other nice thing about this movie is that unlike in the original, you end up liking the girls parents to some extent. They actually do have a lot in common with the heroes. That isn't true in La Cage, where the girl's father seems to be almost sinister