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Beaches [Special Edition] [DVD] [1988]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (66 out of 68)

    Special Features


    • Beaches bloopers
    • 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
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Dolby Digital surround sound
    • Widescreen (1.85:1) - enhanced for 16x9 televisions
    • French language track and subtitles

    Synopsis


    Beaches
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bette Midler
      Bette Midler - CC Bloom
    • Barbara Hershey
      Barbara Hershey - Hillary Whitney Essex
    • John Heard
      John Heard - John Pierce
    • Spalding Gray
      Spalding Gray - Dr. Richard Milstein
    • Lainie Kazan
      Lainie Kazan - Leona Bloom



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie to share with a dear friend

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      1KLK
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      Beaches is a great movie about two friends who care and support each other through good and bad times. It showcases the Divine Ms. Bette Midler as she was beginning her film career and this movie is a reminder of how long we have been able to enjoy her awesome talents. Watch and enjoy with a friend who you'd want to be there for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not what I wanted

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      videolady
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      I didn't know it was going to be a voice over of Gary Mashal talking thru the whole movie. All I wanted do was see the movie which I got on ebay. I did love the movie. The bad rating was because of the voice over and not the movie. Sorry Gary I just wanted to see the movie I had been waiting for years to see the movie. I will watch the movie again with the voice over soon.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie, Great Price, Easy Store Pick up

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      Lori
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      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.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Twenty Kleenex Chick Flick

      Posted
      gluchnurse

      Gorgeous song by Bette Midler, who turns it a spirited performance. Syrupy plot line that is a guaranteed tear jerker, but somehow it works when you just need pure escapism that leaves you feeling wrung out and in touch with your more human feelings at the same time! Worth a Friday night curl up on the couch with a pint of ice cream and a couple BFF's.!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Heart felt friendship all the way!!!!

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      ChinitaBella
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      Totally love this movie for so many reasons but mostly because it shows what true long friendship is all about. I have a friend which I have known her for more over than 30 yrs, and I would trust her with all that I have including my kids!!! This is a great gift for a BFF, which btw, I did give it to her and we both loved it!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect!

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      GrammyMary
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      A great edition to my DVD library. I had this on old vhs tape and was one if my favorites. Haven't watched a vhs tape in five years or more so it was nice to watch it again. I like that it came in DVD version so I could watch it on my lap top when I'm away from home.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Movie of All Time !!!

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      Car1982

      This movie is my all time favorite. I've seen it probaly seen it over 50 times. Bette Miller & Barbara Hershey acting is great! Defianly have a few tissues next to you! I'm not a movie crier but this movie gets me every time!!! Love Love Love this movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This one should be in everyone's collection

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      Mouselead
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      Bette Midler proves why she is a national treasure. Great story and the music is timeless. You really need this one in your collection. The special edition makes it a great upgrade even if you already own it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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