Movie Log 2013

13. The Birdcage (Mike Nichols, 1996) (DVDrip projected on a sheet)

Still really funny and more moving than I remembered, at least in the first half when Val is asking the folks to hide their identity for the sake of satisfying influential bigots. I still can’t shake some discomfort at the fact that the kids and the conservative senator both get off pretty easy, but I suppose that’s not unrealistic. Shit really is really, really funny though, especially Hackman (that foliage speech), Wiest (everything), and Azaria who, especially once he gets to the “I can’t walk in shoes” physical stuff, is ridiculously good here.