Garry Marshall vows, if you see this film, you’ll understand women better
BY KATHERINE BRODSKY
April 26, 2005
Released back in 1988, the complicated friendship between opposites C.C. Bloom and Hillary Whitney resonated with audiences and on April 26, 2005, Buena Vista will release the much-awaited special edition DVD of Beaches. The DVD is filled with deleted scenes, a blooper reel from the film’s wrap party, a “Wind Beneath My Wings” music video, screen tests and a lively audio commentary with director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Raising Helen).
The story of two lonely young girls who met on a beach and grew up together, going through both good times and tragic times, bickering on the way is a tearjerker, to be sure. But, hey, isn’t life filled with tears (not to mention, bickering)? But it’s also filled with some laughs and a musical number or two if we’re lucky. Under the helm of director Garry Marshall and the dazzling voice of Bette Midler, Beaches provides both. And now, the release of the DVD provides an excuse for those who have already seen the film, to watch it again. And those who haven’t seen it get a chance to discover some beautiful performances by Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard and the rest of the gang, including one big dog.