“The Birdcage” is a 1996 comedy movie directed by mike nichols. It stars robin williams, gene hackman, and nathan lane in lead roles. The movie is about a gay couple, Armand Goldman and Albert, who run a nightclub in South Beach, Miami. Armand's son, Val, announces that he is engaged to the daughter of a conservative senator, and the two families decide to meet. However, the senator and his wife are vehemently opposed to homosexuality, so Armand and Albert must pretend to be a straight couple to impress them.
The movie was nominated for one Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration and won several other awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and the American Comedy Award for Funniest Motion Picture.
Overall, “The Birdcage” was well-received by critics and audiences alike for its hilarious performances, witty dialogue, and message of acceptance and tolerance. The movie was a commercial success, grossing over $185 million worldwide, and has since become a beloved classic in the genre of LGBTQ+ comedies.
|Directed by||mike nichols|
|Produced by||Mike NicholsNeil A. Machlis|
|Screenplay by||Elaine May|
|Based on||La Cage aux Folles
by jean poiret
|Starring||robin williams, gene hackman, nathan lane, dianne wiest,|
|Music by||Jonathan Tunick|
|Edited by||Arthur Schmidt|
Nichols Film Company
|Distributed by||MGM/UA Distribution Co.|
|Release date||March 8, 1996|
|Running time||117 minutes|
|Box office||$185.3 million|