The Birdcage

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    Feb 05, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    So, I recently re-watched this film. I remember seeing it at the cinema in 1997 and not being very impressed thinking it was full of stereotyped characters and an implausible plot.

    However, this time around, I have to say, what a funny film. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are absolutely hilarious. South Beach looks wonderful and the guy who plays the butler is very funny and sexy.

    If you haven't seen it then watch it, you won't be disappointed.
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    Feb 05, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidand the guy who plays the butler is very funny and sexy.



    You mean this guy?{Hank Azaria}

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    Yeah, he's hot alright. Married to Helen Hunt ( or used to be...I don't keep up with that stuff)

    The movie is too funny! I lol'd seeing Nathan Lane trying to be butch!!
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    Feb 05, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    I actually loved the original LA CAGE which was set in the south of france, it was done in the 70's......Thats my favorite..
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    Nathan Lane is a trip in that movie! He had me laughing so hard, I was to the point of crying. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    Whenever someone says "I don't get it," I always yell, "TRY MORE GUM!" and hope SOMEONE around me knows what I'm talking about. (In case you don't, I give you the funniest scene from The Birdcage)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5TQ4GF8rNI

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    Feb 05, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    It's a great movie!
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:36 PM GMT
    Good movie even though I usually find Robin Williams irritating. I live five blocks from "The Birdcage". Although, in real life, it's The Carlysle hotel. And it's right next to the hotel where Ben Stiller stayed in "There's Something About Mary" and the infamous hair gel scene took place.
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    It's amazing how a movie you may have disliked in the past takes on new meaning. I remember watching "Women in Love" with a friend just for the nude wrestling scene. We were SO bored with the movie other than that, so we fast forwarded.

    Eight years later I watched it all the way from beginning to end and loved it.
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:44 PM GMT

    Awesome movie full of laughs...


    "its like riding a psychotic horse into a burning stable"... LOL
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    I think the movie is funny too but didn't like the stereotypes it reinforced.
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    Anto saidI think the movie is funny too but didn't like the stereotypes it reinforced.


    Yeah, why aren't there more movies about faceless strangers who hide in the dark with empty profiles. We need more role-models like that.
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    Feb 05, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    Classic. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    jgymnast733 saidI actually loved the original LA CAGE which was set in the south of france, it was done in the 70's......Thats my favorite..


    Agree! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    And a young Calista Flockhart playing a 20-year-old.
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    Feb 06, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    Cash said
    Anto saidI think the movie is funny too but didn't like the stereotypes it reinforced.


    Yeah, why aren't there more movies about faceless strangers who hide in the dark with empty profiles. We need more role-models like that.


    This deserves a snap.

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    Feb 06, 2011 12:22 AM GMT
    The stage show is definitely better (Albin's decision to assume the mother's role makes a lot more sense) but it's still undoubtedly a great film.
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    Feb 06, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    redheadguy saidSo, I recently re-watched this film. I remember seeing it at the cinema in 1997 and not being very impressed thinking it was full of stereotyped characters and an implausible plot.

    However, this time around, I have to say, what a funny film. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are absolutely hilarious. South Beach looks wonderful and the guy who plays the butler is very funny and sexy.

    If you haven't seen it then watch it, you won't be disappointed.

    I'm surprised you were able to see the tellie with that constant parade of bfs going thru your place. Like tourists going thru Buckingham Palace. Do you sell little china tea cup souvenir....or just used underwear? Just asking.
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    Feb 06, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    "one wants a hint of colour"
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    Feb 06, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    Cash said
    Anto saidI think the movie is funny too but didn't like the stereotypes it reinforced.


    Yeah, why aren't there more movies about faceless strangers who hide in the dark with empty profiles. We need more role-models like that.


    I agree. We should have more people doing what they want instead of what others want.
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    Feb 06, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    Anto said
    Cash said
    Anto saidI think the movie is funny too but didn't like the stereotypes it reinforced.


    Yeah, why aren't there more movies about faceless strangers who hide in the dark with empty profiles. We need more role-models like that.


    I agree. We should have more people doing what they want instead of what others want.


    Which is exactly what those "stereotypes" are doing. What they want - regardless of what persnickety voices may whisper in the deep dark anonymity of hypocrisy. Now put the International Male catalogue down, wipe the lube off your hand and try to turn the table on that.
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    Feb 06, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    redheadguy saidSo, I recently re-watched this film. I remember seeing it at the cinema in 1997 and not being very impressed thinking it was full of stereotyped characters and an implausible plot.

    However, this time around, I have to say, what a funny film. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are absolutely hilarious. South Beach looks wonderful and the guy who plays the butler is very funny and sexy.

    If you haven't seen it then watch it, you won't be disappointed.


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    Feb 06, 2011 2:38 AM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidGood movie even though I usually find Robin Williams irritating. I live five blocks from "The Birdcage". Although, in real life, it's The Carlysle hotel. And it's right next to the hotel where Ben Stiller stayed in "There's Something About Mary" and the infamous hair gel scene took place.


    It's also the hotel that was used for "Golden Palace" which was the "Golden Girls (minus Dorothy) when the girls sold the house and bought a hotel.
    It only lasted one season.
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    Feb 06, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    Cash said
    Anto said
    Cash said
    Anto saidI think the movie is funny too but didn't like the stereotypes it reinforced.


    Yeah, why aren't there more movies about faceless strangers who hide in the dark with empty profiles. We need more role-models like that.


    I agree. We should have more people doing what they want instead of what others want.


    Which is exactly what those "stereotypes" are doing. What they want - regardless of what persnickety voices may whisper in the deep dark anonymity of hypocrisy. Now put the International Male catalogue down, wipe the lube off your hand and turn try to turn the table on that.


    That may be but the problem is that entertainment only focuses on those stereotypes when it comes to gay guys for the most part.
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    Feb 06, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    Nathan Lane was pretty hilarious but the movie lacked more humor.=/
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    Feb 06, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    Jerbeasley said
    muscles4muscles saidGood movie even though I usually find Robin Williams irritating. I live five blocks from "The Birdcage". Although, in real life, it's The Carlysle hotel. And it's right next to the hotel where Ben Stiller stayed in "There's Something About Mary" and the infamous hair gel scene took place.


    It's also the hotel that was used for "Golden Palace" which was the "Golden Girls (minus Dorothy) when the girls sold the house and bought a hotel.
    It only lasted one season.



    Didn't know that. I'm aware of that spin-off but never saw it. I wish those episodes were available on DVD.