The Whales of August
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The Whales of August
A once-in-a-lifetime cast of veterans performs David Berry's play about Libby Strong (Bette Davis) and Sarah Webber (Lillian Gish), widowed sisters vacationing on a Philadelphia island for their 60th consecutive summer. Libby is blind and embittered, while Sarah is healthy, supportive, and almost annoyingly chipper. Their neighbor Tisha (Ann Sothern) tries to convince Sarah to put Libby in the care of her daughter, but Sarah hasn't forgotten Libby's moral support when her own husband died, and she won't entertain such notions -- until she is swept off her feet by an aging roué… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"This is not my cup of tea, but it is a fascinating last picture show for a likeable legendary acting troupe."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Deeply moving drama about two elderly sisters who discover that it's never too late to change."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The names of Lillian Gish, Bette Davis and Vincent Price will never be forgotten by film lovers. The Whales of August, on the other hand, surely will be."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"A worthy film that affords the viewer a rare chance to see some fine acting by stars the like we'll not see again."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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