The Whales of August (1987)
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as Sarah Webber
as Libby Strong
as Tisha Doughty
as Mr. Maranov
as Joshua Brackett
as Mr. Beckwith
as Old Randall
as Young Randall
as Young Libby
as Young Tisha
as Young Sarah
Critic Reviews for The Whales of August
This is not my cup of tea, but it is a fascinating last picture show for a likeable legendary acting troupe.
The names of Lillian Gish, Bette Davis and Vincent Price will never be forgotten by film lovers. The Whales of August, on the other hand, surely will be.
A worthy film that affords the viewer a rare chance to see some fine acting by stars the like we'll not see again.
Deeply moving drama about two elderly sisters who discover that it's never too late to change.
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Audience Reviews for The Whales of August
It's a sweet little movie that allows acting legends Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, and Vincent Price showcase their talents even in their 90's. It's well written and beautifully shot next to the beach. It's short and sweet
gr8 last picture for Gish and Vincent Price I love this movie gr8 chemistry between Gish & Davis. also last pic 4 the gr8 ann southern.
The Whales Of August is a subdued and quiet film, but it is a beautiful and marvelous film nonetheless. The two leads, Bette Davis and Lillian Gish, are superb in their roles as quarrelling sisters, with one being full of life and the other being filled with resentment about life and waiting for death. It's a film that beautifully illustrates not only the fears and lives of the elderly, but also about how people as a whole differ in opinion about life itself. Now that I think about it, this film isn't a simple story that it pretends to be, but a much deeper film hidden beneath the veil. This film isn't for everyone, as demonstrated by the negative reviews complaining about how boring it is, but I absolutely love it and recommend it to viewers who wish to see an underrated gem that is as touching and memorable as this film. It's a superb film that deserves more attention.
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