The Film: A chronicle of the life-long friendship of well-to-do lawyer Hillary (Barbara Hershey) and singer CC (Bette Midler).
Why So Serious? Following the pair from teenagers to adults, there are love triangles, affairs, divorces, fallings-out, reconciliations, professional successes and failures.
Hillary has a kid, who she raises alone. Alas, fate is on hand to ensure she is diagnosed with a failing heart. She’ll need a heart transplant to live, problem is a tissue match will be near impossible to find.
She takes the kid to a beach house near San Francisco to spend the summer with CC.
Hillary collapses and is rushed to hospital, but CC breaks her out and takes her back to the beach house to spend her last moments with her daughter.
Hillary makes the non-maternal CC promise to take care of her daughter… then dies. Sniff.
Will It Make You Cry? Let’s face it; Guys you’ll likely be asleep by this point, or not invited to watch the movie at all. Girls, you’ll cry so hard it’ll make “Grey’s Anatomy” seem like a light-hearted comedy romp.
Will It Uplift You? You know the song “Wind Beneath My Wings”? Well if you find that uplifting, then there will be at least two minutes here for you.
The rest of you will be eating ice cream in your pyjamas for the next month.
Cynicism Score: 10 – This flick is so cynically designed to make you blub is should come with a health warning. Cute kids, death and Wind Beneath My Wings? COME ON!
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