For the Boys
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Bette Midler stars as a Martha Raye-type entertainer during the World War II era in this big-budget nostalgia piece. Midler plays big-band singer Dixie Leonard, who is chosen to perform at an overseas USO Christmas show by her uncle Art Silver (George Segal), a comedy writer for famed comedian Eddie Sparks (James Caan). Dixie is shuttled to London, where she is thrown on-stage with Eddie, who takes an immediate dislike to her. But her performance is a sensation, and the audience can't stop howling at Dixie's smart one-liner comebacks to Eddie. Dixie is catapulted to stardom, and the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Never a subtle director, Rydell goes for the obvious and sentimental. Starring Bette Midler and James Caan. his musical chronicle is not so much nostalgic as it is banal, reducing major events in American history to the level of personal feuds."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There are moments when you might find yourself moved beyond reasonable expectation."
‑ Andrew Howe, eFilmCritic.com
"Hokey and sentimental, but Midler's divine."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"A very enaging, ultimately satisfying drama with two knockout performances"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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