Beaches (2017)


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Two women who bonded on the boardwalk as young girls maintain a strong friendship throughout the course of their lives, despite their contrasting lifestyles and career paths, in this remake of the 1988 film of the same title.

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The Lifetime Beaches is a reduction of the original - smaller emotions, smaller performances, fewer songs, shorter running time (about 87 minutes versus 123) - and while that could have been an improvement, it's not.

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…

You may be moved by Menzel's characteristically volcanic rendition of "Wind Beneath My Wings." More likely, you'll just cry from boredom.

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Menzel's singing... does provide compensation for wading through the melodrama, although frankly, DVR-ing and zapping to those parts would be the more time-effective option.

Jan 20, 2017 | Full Review…
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Ultimately, the remake will still hit those who are suckers for a good cry. When Tony-winner Mendel belts out the classic "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Glory of Love," even disappointed fans will be reaching for a Kleenex.

Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It's like a CliffsNotes of a CliffsNotes of a melodrama. It's not so much that Menzel and Long are bad - they're consistently OK, if never better than that - but the story is too hollow for them to dig in.

Jan 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Lifetime's re-do of Beaches provides a suitably weepy, sometimes sappy, overall entertaining escape.

Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Their friendship felt so real.

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Erin Collins

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