La Cage aux Folles (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

La Cage aux Folles (1979)




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Una farsa sobre una pareja gay (Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault) que hace frente a una crisis familiar poco común. Michel Galabru, Claire Maurier, Remy Laurent, Benny Luke, Carmen Scarpitta. Dirigida por Edouard Molinaro.more
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Francis Verber
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 24, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


Ugo Tognazzi
as Renato Baldi
Michel Serrault
as Albin Mougeotte
Michel Galabru
as Simon Charrier
Claire Maurier
as Simone Deblon
Rémi Laurent
as Laurent Baldi
Carmen Scarpitta
as Louise Charrier
Luisa Maneri
as Andréa Charrier
Venantino Venantini
as Le chauffeur de Char...
Carlo Reali
as Le videur
Guido Cerniglia
as Le médecin
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Critic Reviews for La Cage aux Folles

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 5, 2013
Creative Loafing

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.

Full Review… | September 11, 2013
The Dissolve

Audience Reviews for La Cage aux Folles


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 already been to see the Stage show the films are based on, about 22 times at latest count. The show/film is a study of true love between two gay men being tried and tested and shown to be true. I can recommend both films, but I do SO wish they would make a true film of the stage show, after all, the story the film is based on is actually a Musical. Remember, the Supreme Gay Anthem << "I am what I am!" >> is taken from the musical stage production. Watch either of the two films and come away with satisfaction, see the stage show and weep with joy. Having said all of that, I did find "La Cage 2" made me cringe a bit. sorry.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer


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 touching, this is a slow-mover which loses most of its points for its use of drag near the end - it's just way too obvious that Albin will dress up like Laurent's mother, and that classically French comedic chaos will ensue. Still, one that's well worth watching, Michel Serrault's performance as three characters is outstanding.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Most people have seen the American version 'The Birdcage" but it pales in comparison to the original. A delightful and fun story.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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