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Barbara Hershey is wasted in a boring role.
Anything for a laugh, anything for a tear, and nothing much authentic.
Beaches is bloodless, and Garry Marshall's direction, which might have given it style, is completely competent and entirely without personality.
For all of its insistence on the open, even gushing, expression of feeling, Beaches finally seems a little bit sneaky.
The film's oily overdefinition of various class and cultural categories is strident enough to betray a condescending attitude toward the audience.
[An] engaging tearjerker.
You've seen this four million times before but not with Midler wisecracking and singing and shaking her way through a whole movie -- or with Hershey as a pulp vision of monied beauty.
Beaches, despite its flaws, delivers an appealing message on the enduring quality of friendship.
As a film, Beaches is a contradictory mishmash of moods and intentions. However, the movie's weaknesses are the record's strengths.
Beaches epitomises the sort of triple-strength, three-hankie work you can expect from American women with three names and gives the lie to those who thought they stopped making women's pic heartstring-tuggers.
This drama is at its best when Midler gives free rein to her character rather than when it slips into schmaltz.
Beaches is a trite, maudlin, and terribly superficial effort of the sub-made-for-TV quality, an insult to anyone who has ever befriended another human being.
I found the friendship was really weird to be honest, more like a old married couple, that turned into whose cock is bigger slagging match.
I did enjoy this movie, i loved the songs and i loved the cast.
It was a funny sad drama of friendship that was really captivating.
I'd say it is one to watch.
Such awful, awful melodrama, but I love it! DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE MY HEEEEROOOO?
Heartwarming story about friendship through illness. Great cast.
this is my mom's favorite movie. she LOVES bette midler, which i find weird because bette midler always plays really angry women who are totally dislikable. anyways, this movie is quite touching and i'm pretty sure this guy directed princess diaries (?) which wasn't good but this one is. gets a little sappy (or, VERY sappy) but it's a very nice story about best friends and i'm sure everybody has heard the hit "wind beneath my wings". really good songs too, from the riotous otto titsling to the bluesy i've still got my health to the classic under the boardwalk.
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