Gay = funny. No no no. Hank Azaria in hot pants and a wig = funny.You have to be in the right mindset to enjoy this movie. It's silly and simple. Robin is over the top. Lane is way over that. So if you're in the mood for some ridiculous gay antics, which are however, not too racy, then see this. I for one say, "how can you have a gay club owner and his cross dressing companion trying to pass as straight and still stay this tame? But hey, it's still entertaining. Somewhat.
The story is. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are a gay couple. Robin runs the club; Nathan is the main drag queen. Robin has a son who is in love with Ally McBeal, the senator's daughter. The senator is Gene Hackman. I know. Weirdass casting on that one, but whatever, he's got bills, I'm sure. The son asks Robin to pretend to be straight because the senator is a conservative bastard, and he wants to marry Ally McBeal. So Robin anyways, because Nathan Lane is neurotic, he ends up trying to pass as the mother. Hilarity ensues.
A lot of this movie really doesn't work. Too much fluff, not enough substance. Basically, it's got weak characters on a weak premise. And the comedy is as tame as you can possibly be when dealing with drag queens. And really, that's stupid. Drag Queen comedy warrants totally wild, sexually driven comedy. It just does. Anything more tame just comes off as weak.
Too silly, yet not crazy enough. The acting was decent. But I don't think the actors had much to work with. However, it should be pointed out that Hank Azaria takes a tiny role and makes it GREAT. Very memorable. Yay Hank.3 sporks. This movie is THE definition of average. Not bad, but not good.