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Beaches (Bilingual)

Bette Midler , Barbara Hershey , Garry Marshall    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
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Garry Marshall's 1988 drama about a 30-year friendship between two women, one wealthy (Barbara Hershey) and the other (Bette Midler) seeking her fortune in show business, is well written (based on the novel by Iris Rainer Dart) and nicely textured in its contrast between the characters' separate destinies. When Hershey becomes ill with cancer, the film takes a predictably sentimental course, yet Marshall brings out the best in both actresses and catches some very fine drama. Beaches is a little too long, perhaps, but overall it is a fine experience. --Tom Keogh

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this movie July 7 2004
Bette Midler is wonderful in this movie. Barbara Hershey gives an outstanding performance. I love their friendship and how it goes through the different phases, and yet at the end they are there for one another, to support one another. This movie is definitely a tear-jerker, yet a classic.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Film, Bad DVD. Aug. 25 2003
I would actually give this film 3 1/2 stars. Bette Middler is just incredible. Bette's timing is perfect. Watch Bette as someone is talking to her in a scene, her facial reactions alone are just hilarious. She is a comedic genius. There are few movies that actually make me LOL, Bette's performance makes me laugh everytime in this film. The child who played Bette was also wonderful...
Barbra Hershey pulls off the other half of the film OK, but it is Bette that makes this movie. Great soundtrack too! I always get teary eyed when Bette is singing "The Glory of Love" at the end of the movie, and waves up in the air to heaven at Hillary.
But why is this a barebones DVD release? This was a huge movie. there are no extras? WHY? Not even a trailer? The DVD gets only 1 star. The movie gets ***1/2. Boo to Touchstone for putting this classic film on such a cheap DVD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beaches Nov. 4 2011
By C K
Great movie. Enjoyed every minute of it. Makes you want to watch it over and over again. What a great buy. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sad but Good! Jan. 21 2004
Format:VHS Tape
I never read the book this movie is based on but we rented Beaches and I thought it was a good movie. It is a tearjerker that is really sad and I don't always like sad movies because sometimes they can be too melodramatic and real downers but I liked this movie and I think Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey gave good acting perfomances and I was also impressed with Mayim Bialik (Blossom) who played Bette Midler's character C.C. when the character was 11 years old. I recommend this movie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies Feb. 23 2005
I first saw this movie when I was about 11, and I loved it. I am now 25, and this is still one of my favorite movies. I didn't like the book much, but I'll never get tired of this movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Friendship Flick Nov. 11 2003
By T Berry
Format:VHS Tape
Laughter, tears and a friendship that lasts thru good times and bad, is definitely my kind of movie!
Bette Midler shines as the sassy CeeCee Bloom and Barbara Hershey radiates the grace and poise of her character Hillary Essex.
I literally laughed and cried, but most of all, let my best friend know how much I loved her because of this movie. Our friendship has never been stronger since. The bonds of "Sisterhood" rule!
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEACHES [1988] [Blu-ray] [US Import] July 31 2014
By Andrew C. Miller TOP 1000 REVIEWER

Celebrate the power of everlasting friendship with ‘BEACHES’ available for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring a new digital restoration. Academy Award® nominees Bette Midler (Best Actress 1991: FOR THE BOYS) and Barbara Hershey (Best Supporting Actress 1996: THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY) star in this funny and touching film from legendary director Garry Marshall.

When the irrepressible C.C. Bloom and the shy and proper Hillary Whitney first meet under the boardwalk, all the 11-year-olds have in common is the need for a best friend. Worlds apart in lifestyle and location, their friendship ebbs and flows through a lifetime of highs and lows. From the boardwalk in Atlantic City to a beach house on the Pacific, ‘BEACHES’ will remind you what being a true friend really means. Relive every heart-warming moment on Blu-ray High Definition.

FILM FACT: Included on the soundtrack was Bette Midler's performance of "Wind Beneath My Wings", which became an immediate smash hit. The song went on to win Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1990. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Albert Brenner and Garrett Lewis.

Cast: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, James Read, Lainie Kazan, Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds

Director: Garry Marshall

Producer: Bette Midler, Bonnie Bruckheimer and Margaret South

Screenplay: Mary Agnes Donoghue

Composer: Georges Delerue

Cinematography: Dante Spinotti

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Audio: English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish: 2.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Friendship that never dies..... May 14 2003
By Nicole
Format:VHS Tape
I fell in love with the movie the first time that I saw it and still love it. One of the most brilliant performances by both Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey I have ever seen.I enjoyed very much seeing Bette showcase her voice in the movie because she has such a strong and beautiful voice, not to mention she is so hilarious. The scenes in this movie are emotional, uplifting, comedic and poignant. This film reminds of a special friendship that I have, and just watching the movie reminds me a lot of my relationship with my friend. It depicts that all friendships aren't perfect, everyone has their differences but that in the end that one special friend will always be there for you. In this world today, it is hard to find a friend like that. There were also some stellar performances by John Heard as the love interest of Bette Midler, Laine Kazane as Bette's mother Leona. What a wonderful movie, a real tearjearker and call it a chick flick if you want but this is a movie that was made for both men and women.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
again movie from the past.loved it
Published 24 days ago by Manon Shokoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This moving is an all time favorite of mine. Thanks, it was a great price!
Published 1 month ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars All good
This is a all time classic movie. I wanted a bluntly copy of it. I am happy with the speed of response at which it arrived. It is as advertised
Published 1 month ago by O D Kenzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this 80's movie
This movie was one to hold onto forever, it really is what friendship is about and I plan to share it with future generations
Published 2 months ago by Pamela Ritchie
5.0 out of 5 stars BEACHES
Published 4 months ago by blues bro#9
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic in...
film for gals. I love that film, love 'The Rose,one of my favorite song. It's quite the tearjerker. A classic in it's genre. Ode to the Divine!
Published 8 months ago by Lise Leclaire
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
The first time I saw this film, my daughter was very sick and died within a month of watching the movie. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Claire Brunelle
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite.
If you haven't seen it - you should. The story is great. One of Bette Midler's best. I will treasure it.
Published 14 months ago by Moniquez
5.0 out of 5 stars beaches in blu ray
excellent movie that you can watch over and over again. i highly recommend this movie also as a gift to anyone.
Published 17 months ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
I actually ordered this for a special friend who had requested this movie but it is also one that I have always enjoyed myself. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Janet Hopkins
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