The Birdcage —  8/10

movie poster, courtesy of IMDb

I guess I missed this gem in my formative years because of the rampant homophobia among pirates. To my pleasant surprise, it aged remarkably well, if at all. The characters are wonderful, and they raise this comedy well beyond the boundaries of the sitcom genre. The rational critic in myself tells me that the first part is a bit too long, that the following drama is somewhat overdone, however this doesn’t really matter to me. I’ve never been a big fan of Robin Williams, but here he’s perfect. The people, the humor, the mood, it’s all great! I just loved it!