The Birdcage Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Birdcage

Armand (Williams) owns the Birdcage, the most popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. He lives upstairs with his longtime companion, Albert (Lane), who appears regularly in the club as "Starina." Armand's 20-year-old son Val (Dan Futterman), the progeny of his father's one heterosexual fling, comes home to announce his engagement, to Barbara "Barbie" Keeley (Flockhart), the daughter of conservative U.S. Senator and vice president of the Committee for Moral Order, Sen. Kevin Keeley (Hackman) -- the Keeley's are coming to dinner! (They've been led to believe Armand is a Greek diplomat.) Armand and Albert try to transform themselves into a typical American (straight) couple to impress their prospective in-laws. Director Mike Nichols, with longtime partner Elaine May doing the writing, did this 1996 adaptation of the 1978 French hit, "La Cage aux Folles," which had already inspired two sequels and a Broadway play.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

A nightclub owner (Robin Williams) and the star of the nightclub and his gay partner ( Nathan Lane)find out that the boy they raised together is getting married to the daughter of a very very strict and conservative senator. The movie is mostly is about the in-laws meeting and their personalties clashing.
The review of this Movie prepared by Cal Tormey

Two gay lovers, Armand and Albert, struggle to accept the marriage of Armand's biological son to the daughter of a staunch right-wing senator while trying to deal with their own domestic problems.
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Guys cutting off weiners/girls adding them    -   Gay guys!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Miami Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   play

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