It's not a big step up from the '62 film, but any improvement is better than nothing. It's worth a rental.
I love you, I really do, but your Mama Rose is atrocious. How anyone ever let this happen is beyond me. I fully understand that you're primarily a singer, but even that part of your performance is seriously lacking. I mean - you take breaths in the middle of phrases! Why didn't someone tell you to wait until the end of the sentence? I am surprised that there was anything left for us to look at after you chewed threw all the scenery. My deepest apologies, Ms. Midler, but give me the Merm, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, or Patti LuPone any day over this forced, exhausting, and altogether SCARY (and not in the good way) performance.
Love and kisses,