Sunday, July 02, 2006

Under the Boardwalk...

Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart, it was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.

Well-to-do girl Hillary Whitney and child performer Cecilia "CC" Carol Bloom meet under the boardwalk, literally, in Atlantic City. They become life long friends, growing up to support each other through job changes, love problems and sickness. So I guess you could say there were there for each other, “for better or worse and through sickness and health”. There are a lot of great songs in this movie, some of which include “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Under The Boardwalk”, “I Think is Going Rain Today”, “Glory of Love” and “Baby Mine”, just to name a few. One of my favorite parts in this movie is when “CC” (Bette Midler) is doing the play about industry and the creation of bras. You see a lot of great theatrics and cinematic elements in this part of the film. Most of the movie is about these two woman lives and how just because rich girl Hillary (Barbara Hershey) always seems to have it all although she really never gets it together. And you see “CC” always there to help to bail her out when her best friend is in need.

I think this is a classic drama because we see the friendship of two women last through all turbulence in their own lives. I think that woman can identify with this movie because we have all been through something like this.

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