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For the Boys (1991)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Bette Midler stars as a Martha Raye-type entertainer during the World War II era in this big-budget nostalgia piece. Midler plays big-band singer Dixie Leonard, who is chosen to perform at an overseas USO Christmas show by her uncle Art Silver (George Segal), a comedy writer for famed comedian Eddie Sparks (James Caan). Dixie is shuttled to London, where she is thrown on-stage with Eddie, who takes an immediate dislike to her. But her performance is a sensation, and the audience can't stop

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Drama, Comedy

Apr 17, 2001

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Never a subtle director, Rydell goes for the obvious and sentimental. Starring Bette Midler and James Caan. his musical chronicle is not so much nostalgic as it is banal, reducing major events in American history to the level of personal feuds.

February 5, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Hokey and sentimental, but Midler's divine.

December 3, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A very enaging, ultimately satisfying drama with two knockout performances

September 18, 2002
Moviehole

There are moments when you might find yourself moved beyond reasonable expectation.

June 25, 2002 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Good story but a bit of miscasting knocks this one off center and off the mark.
January 17, 2009
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Randy Tippy

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bette's great, the movie not so much
March 27, 2007
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