La Cage Aux Folles
La Cage Aux Folles (1979)

La Cage aux Folles (Birds of a Feather) stars two of Europe's most virile leading men as a preening pair of aging homosexuals. Uga Tognazzi plays Renato, the owner of a Saint Tropez nightclub, where the main attraction is a nightly drag… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Charming and frothy, the movie proves to be about as tame as any old-fashioned bedroom farce, which of course went a long way toward allowing it to be embraced by Americans who generally steered clear of foreign films, gay films, and gay foreign films.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

At once dated and timeless.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

How The Birdcage ought to be done and first was done.

Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

As an artifact, La Cage Aux Folles remains fascinating. As a film... Well, it plays like a fascinating artifact. Though pokily staged up to its final act, it manages some real laughs.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Fun & gay, literally, based on hit Broadway show.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Le Cage Aux Folles is a giddy French farce.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Renato and Albin shared the same hopes and fears as heterosexual parents and (were) both willing to sacrifice anything for the sake of their child.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Of all the versions, imitations, and sequels, the first 1978 French picture is the best and funniest, a fresh look at machoism and drag queens; the gay couple is superb.

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Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record

Love the screenplay.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
This film along with the later "Birdcage" should be compulsory viewing for all late teen agers at school. I found both films enjoyable but then I had… More
Alec Barniskis
Deserves it's classic status. Not only it is funnier than the more well known American remake (The Birdcage) but it is just a better movie in my opinion.… More
Daniel Perry
This is a really good movie about tolerance that's most valuable for the boundaries that it pushed. In places absolutely hilarious and in other places very… More
Leo L
Great movie.
John Ballantine
Most people have seen the American version 'The Birdcage" but it pales in comparison to the original. A delightful and fun story.
Audrey Lush
Forget about the Birdcage-see the original-hysterically funny without trying so hard.

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