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Beaches (2017)

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The friendship between two women from childhood onwards.


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Credited cast:
Gabriella Pizzolo ... Young CC
Idina Menzel ... CC Bloom
Nia Long ... Hillary Whitney
Antonio Cupo ... John Pierce
Colin Lawrence ... Bryan
Sanai Victoria ... Tory Whitney
Cardi Wong ... CC's Assistant
Kate Isaac ... Assistant District Attorney
Barbara Beall ... Costume Designer
Graeme Duffy ... Sorcerer Composer
Rebecca Husain ... Pretty Sinners Director
Donny Lucas ... Mr. Whitney
Jackie Blackmore ... Young Hillary's Au Pair
Chad Riley ... Director
Nimet Kanji ... Heart Doctor


The friendship between two women from childhood onwards.

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When it was announced "Beaches" was going to be remade with Idina Menzel & Nia Long starring, Better Miller took to Twitter with the following tweet: "Can't wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in Lifetime's Beaches! DON'T TELL ME THE ENDING!" See more »


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Wind Beneath My Wings
Written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley
Performed by Idina Menzel
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Some movies should not be remade
15 July 2017 | by mharahSee all my reviews

Bette Midler is a tough act to follow. One must almost go for a completely different interpretation. That wasn't done here. Idina Menzel has the chops as a singer, of course, but beyond that she's no Bette Midler. If she was trying for a different interpretation, it didn't work. In fact, it couldn't have worked. Over 30 minutes were chopped out of the running time as compared to the original. It is extra time that was desperately needed. The character development, the intricacies of the interactions, many of the nuances, all suffered just to get plot points in and leave room for commercials. Nia Long has turned in some brilliant portrayals in other projects. Here, she was mostly underused. Hillary has the more subtle character; it has to be played to CC without being secondary. Nia wasn't given enough screen time to do this. Updating the story didn't help either. There was a unique cachet about pre-gambling Atlantic City in its heyday, along with Broadway in its prime. The present day setting for this version was too bland. (Nuns in sitcoms just don't cut it. Respectable female New York lawyers are old school. The boardwalk in AC has very little charm any more.) There really wasn't any useful reason to update the story anyway, other than to point up that Beaches 2017 isn't Beaches 1988. It certainly isn't.

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