• R, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Herbert Ross
    In Theaters:
    Feb 3, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 6, 2001
  • Warner Home Video

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Boys on the Side Reviews

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makes me cry every time

| Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A bit soapy, yes, but it's high quality soap.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Total chick-flick -- but quite a bit better than it looks.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 24, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Meddles uneasily between comedy, romance and thrills

| Original Score: 3/5

September 17, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Touching drama about some idiosyncratic people who must learn how to help and be helped by those who cherish them.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 30, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

One of those "chick flicks" that actually tries to wedge some sincerity into the equation.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2002
Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
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The three women are so spirited and funny -- so emotionally keyed into all the hearts and flowers -- that they give the movie their own kind of truth.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 13, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Roos and Ross (and I promise never to put those names together again) are so busy jerking the audience from wacky to teary, and back again, they seem blithely unaware of the howling melodrama of it all.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

There's not much ... development.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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The entire film feels like the result of a market study.

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's decent mass consumption entertainment, but there's not much in the way of meat.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There are some poignant moments that work, and an awful lot of attempts that fail.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's an original, and what it does best is show how strangers can become friends, and friends can become like family.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

That rare creation, an emotional film that actually takes the time to develop characters, although it goes a bit overboard in its third act.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Goldberg and Parker are extraordinary.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Written with both heart and humor, it's an amazing hybrid of styles you would never think could work so well together.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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An engagingly acted, likable, fried green Thelma & Louise.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

Here he has Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore and James Remar to distract us from the depths to which Ross habitually stoops in the never-ending quest to reacquaint an audience with its cheapest emotions.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 7, 2011
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

November 7, 2008
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