Beaches Reviews

January 20, 2017
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.
January 19, 2017
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.
January 19, 2017
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.
January 19, 2017
Lifetime's re-do of Beaches provides a suitably weepy, sometimes sappy, overall entertaining escape.