Heartwarming: The Birdcage
- Heartwarming Moments: Armand: "Yes, I wear foundation. Yes, I live with a man. Yes, I'm a middle-aged fag. But I know who I am, Val. It took me 20 years to get here, and I'm not going to let some idiot senator destroy that. Fuck the senator. I don't give a damn what he thinks."
Sen. Keeley: How many "mothers" does Val have?Val: ...Just one. (removes Albert's wig) Albert is the one who raised me ...and this is the woman who gave birth to me. It's nice to meet you, Katherine.Katherine: Nice to meet you. And see you've turned out so well.
- There's another: After the woman who gave birth to Val accidentally shows up and introduces herself, Val drops the entire act and reveals that Albert is his real mother.
- There's also Armand's speech to Albert at the bus stop:
Armand: What a pain in the ass you are. And it's true: you're not young, you're not new, and you do make people laugh. And me? I'm still with you because you make me laugh. So you know what I got to do? I got to sell my plot in Key Biscayne so I can get one next to you in that shithole Los Copa, so I never miss a laugh.Armand: I'm 50 years old, there's only one place in the world that I call home and it's because you're there.
- Although Katherine is maternally distant from Val, she genuinely happy at the prospect of connecting with him and doing a favor for him.