For the Boys
For the Boys (1991)

Old wounds are opened on the eve of an awards presentation when it is discovered that the two recipients of the lifetime achievement award, singer/entertainer Dixie Leonard (Bette Midler) and comedian Eddie Sparks (James Caan) refuse to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: November 22, 1991
DVD Release Date: April 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com

There are moments when you might find yourself moved beyond reasonable expectation.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Hokey and sentimental, but Midler's divine.

Clint Morris
Moviehole

A very enaging, ultimately satisfying drama with two knockout performances

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Good story but a bit of miscasting knocks this one off center and off the mark.
jay nixon
bette's great, the movie not so much
Alec Barniskis
Nothing is convincing in this film, from the awkward and sudden tonal shifts to the cheap production values to the unintentionally hilarious performances . . .… More