BeachesThe movie traces the 30-year oil-and-water friendship, including their love for the same man, between free-spirited Bronx Jew CC Bloom and uptight San Francisco WASP Hillary Essex.
Actors of "Beaches"
Characters of "Beaches"
Directors of "Beaches"
Garry MarshallBirthdate: 13 November 1934, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Beaches"
Mary Agnes Donoghue
Critic Reviews of "Beaches"
Chicago ReaderApril 07, 2010
The film's oily overdefinition of various class and cultural categories is strident enough to betray a condescending attitude toward the audience.
United Press InternationalNovember 08, 2016
Midler's singing is the only pleasant part of the film. The rest of it you've seen and heard before -- and better.
Common Sense MediaJanuary 02, 2011
Make some popcorn and get out the Kleenex.
EmanuelLevy.ComAugust 10, 2010
Garry Marhsall's unbearabaly schmaltzy and stereotyical medlodrama contrasts a brassy Jewish singer with an elegant WASPy socialite that even actresses like Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey cannot elevate or rescue.
Dispatch-Tribune NewspapersFebruary 20, 2007
Maudlin & weepy with tender performances by Midler and Hershey.
Reel Film ReviewsMay 08, 2005
...it seems obvious that certain audiences will get a whole lot more out of it than others.
Filmcritic.comApril 27, 2005
there are few horrors as singularly terrifying as this movie
Movie MetropolisApril 16, 2005
I enjoyed the first forty-five minutes of Beaches. Beyond that, I kept looking at my watch wondering when it was ever going to end.
Juicy CerebellumJune 11, 2003
San Francisco ExaminerFebruary 27, 2003
Horrible... just horrible.
CinerinaOctober 18, 2002
breaks your heart
eFilmCritic.comJuly 26, 2002
Chick-flick extreme, heavy on the syrup.
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