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‘Beaches’ Review: Lifetime’s Adaptation Doesn’t Make Enough Waves to Justify a Remake

21 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Remaking a beloved film isn’t always the easiest task, but what happens when the original wasn’t all that good to begin with?

The 1988 theatrical release of “Beaches” was a lachrymose lovefest that baffled the critics who found its schmaltz and manipulative melodrama far too heavy-handed for consumption. That didn’t keep filmgoers from buying tickets or wringing out their tear ducts for this earnest story of lifelong friends. No matter how hard-hearted you were, it was clear that the Garry Marshall-directed film had its charms, not the least of which was Mayim Bialik and Bette Midler as the older and younger versions of the brassy C.C. Bloom, and the latter’s ability to sell “Wind Beneath My Wings” to anyone with a Bff.

Read More: 11 Great Films About Female Friendship

Lifetime’s “Beaches” is fairly faithful to Marshall’s vision (even using one of the character »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Beaches’ Review: Lifetime’s Adaptation Doesn’t Make Enough Waves to Justify a Remake

21 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Remaking a beloved film isn’t always the easiest task, but what happens when the original wasn’t all that good to begin with?

The 1988 theatrical release of “Beaches” was a lachrymose lovefest that baffled the critics who found its schmaltz and manipulative melodrama far too heavy-handed for consumption. That didn’t keep filmgoers from buying tickets or wringing out their tear ducts for this earnest story of lifelong friends. No matter how hard-hearted you were, it was clear that the Garry Marshall-directed film had its charms, not the least of which was Mayim Bialik and Bette Midler as the older and younger versions of the brassy C.C. Bloom, and the latter’s ability to sell “Wind Beneath My Wings” to anyone with a Bff.

Read More: 11 Great Films About Female Friendship

Lifetime’s “Beaches” is fairly faithful to Marshall’s vision (even using one of the character »

- Hanh Nguyen

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