Beaches
Beaches (1988)

Based on a novel by Iris Rainer Dart, Beaches traces the 30-year oil-and-water friendship between free-spirited Bronx Jew CC Bloom (Bette Midler) and uptight San Francisco WASP Hillary Essex (Barbara Hershey). The two meet as children in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 29, 2005
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29%
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89%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The film's oily overdefinition of various class and cultural categories is strident enough to betray a condescending attitude toward the audience.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Maudlin & weepy with tender performances by Midler and Hershey.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Sarah Wenk
Common Sense Media

Make some popcorn and get out the Kleenex.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...it seems obvious that certain audiences will get a whole lot more out of it than others.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Vile trash.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

there are few horrors as singularly terrifying as this movie

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Horrible... just horrible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
I found the friendship was really weird to be honest, more like a old married couple, that turned into whose cock is bigger slagging match. I did enjoy this… More
Candy Rose
Heartwarming story about friendship through illness. Great cast.
Alice Shen
Such awful, awful melodrama, but I love it! DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU'RE MY HEEEEROOOO?
Jennifer Xu
this is my mom's favorite movie. she LOVES bette midler, which i find weird because bette midler always plays really angry women who are totally… More
Anthony Lawrie
A Bette Midler film that didn't make me want to kill myself. I actually really liked it and have been meaning to watch it for some time now. My girlfriend… More
danny d
i saw it when i was 9. i dont remember it but i have no interest in seeing it again

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