Boys on the Side
Boys on the Side (1995)

This emotion-filled story stars Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, and Drew Barrymore as three women from different walks of life who find comfort in each other through tragedy. Parker plays Robin, an HIV-positive real estate executive… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
73%
Flixster
User Score
69%



Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

The three women are so spirited and funny -- so emotionally keyed into all the hearts and flowers -- that they give the movie their own kind of truth.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

An engagingly acted, likable, fried green Thelma & Louise.

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Karina Montgomery
Cinerina

makes me cry every time

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The entire film feels like the result of a market study.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

It's decent mass consumption entertainment, but there's not much in the way of meat.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A bit soapy, yes, but it's high quality soap.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Roos and Ross (and I promise never to put those names together again) are so busy jerking the audience from wacky to teary, and back again, they seem blithely unaware of the howling melodrama of it all.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's an original, and what it does best is show how strangers can become friends, and friends can become like family.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Total chick-flick -- but quite a bit better than it looks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This is a movie I have watched many times over the years and have owned in more than one format (VHS, laserdisc and now DVD... and frankly the transfer on the… More
Dean McKenna
his road/buddy movie explores the special relationships that can develop among women. Little emotionally friendship story on the road, but sadly at the end.
Tim Salmons
Don't remember much about this one.
Antony Stubbs
The adage 'feminist road movie' is probably overused in description of this picture, but it is perfectly apt. Three wildly contrasting young women… More
Wahida K
The Best and precious gift ever is laughter and the miracle of friendship.
Megan S
Very good movie but very sad. Awesome soundtrack.

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