This movie has a lot of great jokes and funny situations. Hank Azaria's character as the butler/maid, Agador, brings a lot of comedy to the screen. His accent only ads to Azaria's general comic charm. Williams and Lane are also a rather comedic duo. Lane manages to be one person who can make the San Franciscan native Williams seem like the "butch" one.
That screen capture also illustrates why I've never really liked the character of their son. Despite having been raised above a drag bar by gay parents, and likely surrounded by gay men his entire life, the son seems entirely uncomfortable with gay men. Rather than standing up for his own upbringing he seeks simply to enact conformity on everyone else. He's just never sat right with me.
I used to watch The Birdcage rather frequently. Now I watch it whenever I'm feeling a little down and I want a light funny comedy that I don't have to think about but still hits home. Of course, it's also good when I've just been quoting it a lot and need to watch it to get that out of my system.
2. I never saw it and I don't imagine I will.