Sunday, June 05, 2011

DVD: The Birdcage

DVD - The Birdcage
four star

There wasn’t much on the TV this afternoon, so Lee suggested we watch one of here recently acquired DVDs: The Birdcage.
Starring Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman and Mrs Harrison Ford (Callista Flockhart), it’s based on a French farce of the same name (but in French, of course!)

It turned out to be a real scream. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane were very convincing as a couple of married (to each other) gays pretending to be straight for the meeting with their ‘son’s’ future wife’s parents (try and keep up at the back!)

The final scene where Gene Hackman is dressed as a woman in an effort to leave the gay-club without being recognised, was simply unmissable!!!