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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Beaches

Can we just take a moment or two to discuss Beaches?  A few months ago when I heard that Lifetime was making a remake of the movie, I got so excited!  I had seen the older version several times and it was one of my favorites.  I loved the characters and their friendship over all the years.  They were so different from each other but so connected.  I had never read the book that the movie was adapted from so I ordered a fancy $3 used copy for myself and read it over the Christmas holidays.  As much as I loved the movie, the book was 10 times better.  There were several contrasts between the book and the movie but overall, the story stayed the same.

I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read or watched it before but if you can finish the whole thing without shedding a tear, you are one tough cookie!  So this past weekend after the kids went to sleep, I parked myself in front of the TV to bask in the splendor of a little uninterrupted Lifetime movie night.  The remake was just as good as the first one.  They did have a few changes but it was pretty much on point with the first version of the movie…. especially with the music. Idena Menzel could belt those big tunes just as powerful as Bette Midler did which I must say I LOVED both.  But for some reason, I thought I could sit there and watch the end without sobbing uncontrollably like I did with all the other times I read/watched the book/movie and I was very wrong. I mean I literally sobbed.  

Even though I looked like a puffy eyed snotty faced crazy woman when it was over, it was still a great movie.  Their friendship reminds me so much of so many of my friends who though we come from completely different backgrounds and live totally separate lives,  I know they would drop whatever they were doing for me if I needed them.  I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a great chick flick!   

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