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 Atlantic City (played by Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds) and are reunited in the 1960s, when CC is a struggling singer and Hillary is trying to break free from her staid upbringing by becoming an activist. The two ladies room together, then fall out when both are attracted to off-Broadway producer John Pierce (John Heard). CC wins John, but she quickly outgrows him as she matriculates into a bawdy performer. The recently patched-up friendship between CC and Hillary is torn asunder again when Hillary and her new husband express distaste for CC's performing style. Comes the 1970s, and CC and Hillary are reunited after shedding their respective spouses. Broke again, they once more become Manhattan roommates. Their bond strengthens, but there is tragedy in store for the duo.~Hal Erickson
1989 Grammy award-winning song of the year and record of the year "Wind Beneath My Wings" music video - performed by Bette Midler
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs With Bette Midler (clip)
Mayim Bialik remembers Beaches
Barbara Hershey screen test
Audio commentary with director Garry Marshall
Dolby Digital surround sound
Widescreen (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Excellently acted. This movie is a great story about lifelong best friends that meet at an audition. One of the ladies goes into show business and thinks she has it all or is confident in her choice. The other gets pregnant and has a daughter. Circumstances of life happen and the lady with daughter gets very sick and leaves her daughter to her best friend upon her death. Her daughter has a tough time dealing with her mom’s death and so does her friend. It eventually leads to them coming to the conclusion that they are all they have in this world. This movie is will leave you to think about what truly matters in life.
We had seen Beaches some years ago. Can relate to friends that started out in childhood and continue for many years. We like the statement by Bette Midler " as a child I did what I was told not to do". A movie with heart will move most of us to friendship with someone dear to you.
I saw this movie years ago and while it was an okay movie (from a male perspective) it is indeed a total chick flick.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great Movie, Great Price, Easy Store Pick up
I have seen this movie before, a long long time ago. Wanting to see it again I looked it up online. Best Buy had the lowest price, even below used movies on ebay. I ordered it, it came in very fast, got an email it was in, easy store pick up. Went home and cried my eyes out at this tear jerker again even after having already seen it.