A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé’s right-wing moralistic parents. –IMDb
Mike Nichols (born Nov. 6, 1931, Berlin, Ger.) American motion-picture and stage director whose productions focus on the absurdities and horrors of modern life as revealed in personal relationships.
Nichols immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of seven. He attended the University of Chicago (1950–53), studied acting under Lee Strasberg in New York City, and then returned to Chicago, where, with Elaine May, Shelley Berman, Barbara Harris, and Paul Sills, he formed the comic improvisational group The Compass Players. Nichols and May then traveled nationwide with their social-satire routines, and from 1960 to 1961 they performed on Broadway in An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May.
Nichols made his Broadway directorial debut with the highly praised Barefoot in the Park (1963) and went on to direct a series of commercially and critically successful Broadway plays, many written by Neil Simon. He won Tony awards for Barefoot in the Park, Luv (1964… read more
I don't know why everyone's panning this. There are some great comedic performances by Williams, Lane, and Azaria. I actually laugh more at this than at the original French version, which never happens. Don't judge me!
Very funny comedy from director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May. The cast is top-notch, I even got used to Nathan Lane's (maybe the only actor able to make Robin Williams the straight man) flamboyant histrionics rather than them grating on my nerves as the film went on. It could have moved a bit faster at times, but overall, a sharply-written character-driven comedy.