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January 27, 1989 - Image 68

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-01-27

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1989

ake out your hand-
kerchiefs, ladies, and
be prepared to look up
the phone number of your
best friend in high school
because the new Bette Midler
film, Beaches, is going to in-
spire you to have a lot of
memories. Beaches is a
touching and humorous film
about women's friendships
through years of ups and
downs.
The two friends first meet
on the boardwalk of 1957
Atlantic City as 11 year olds.
C.C. Bloom (Mayim Bialik) is
a budding Jewish singer from
the Bronx and Hillary
Whitney (Marcie Leeds) is a
wealthy, WASP girl from up-
per crust San Francisco. C.C.
admits she rides subways as
Hillary tells about her horse
riding. As opposites do attract
even in friendships, the girls
become fast friends.
Hillary cannot find her
hotel and is enamored with
C.C.'s talent and worldy ways
as she watches her audition.
Bialik is a dead ringer as a
young Bette Midler. She can
belt out a song as well as
stand up to her stereotypical
overpowering stage mother,
Leona (Lainie Kazan). She
brings Hillary back to her
hotel and they pledge to keep
in touch.
The girls spend years
writing letters to one another
and sharing their adult,
diverse lives through the
mail. C.C. (Bette Midler)
struggles to make it as a
singer and actress and
Hillary (Barbara Hershey)
goes to law school. The plot
seems somewhat contrived as
the two women do not meet
again in person until Hillary
shows up on C.C.'s doorstep.
One wonders with all her
family money why Hillary
does not fly to New York
sometime earlier in her life to
meet her pen pal.
They wind up sharing C.C.'s
apartment . and solidifying
their pen pal friendship.
Hillary seems to flower under
C.C.'s warm and loving in-
fluence. She practices com-
munity activist law as C.C.
continues to struggle as an
actress. Their strong friend-
ship includes singing one

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Bette Midler's 'Beaches' Film
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Former Detroiter Aviva
Kempner is a filmmaker
whose current project is a
documentary about Hank
Greenberg.

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Pictured in a scene from the ne w film, Beaches, are, from left: John
Heard, Bette Midler and Barbar a Hershey.

another's holiday songs. In
one hilarious scene, C.C. tires
of singing more Christmas
songs with Hillary until she
is reminded by Hillary that "I
sang all those dreidl songs for
you!" A funny tribute to inter-
religious relations.
Throughout the film, Midler
also sings five original
musical numbers. _
Their sharing becomes
somewhat strained as a man
comes into the picture they
both like. John Pierce (John
Heard) is the play director
who gives C.C. her big break.
C.C. is interested in him
beyond professional reasons
but yet he is attracted to
Hillary. Before the relation-
ship goes beyond a fling,
Hillary has to fly back to San
Francisco to care for her dy-
ing father.
The women return to their
letter writing stage and
leading their divergent lives.
C.C. marries the director and
succeeds as an actress. The
differences in style and looks
between C.C. and the director
are reminiscent of the screen
marriage between Barbra
Streisand and Robert Redford
in The Way We Were. It's the
spirited Jewish girl marrying
the low-keyed, WASPish ar-
tistic type. Hillary marries
one of her own kind, her
father's lawyer, and gives up
her career for marriage.
When the girlfriends meet
once again with their respec-
tive spouses, their conflicts
become apparent as the
friendship is strained with
the new players and life-
styles. In a fancy department
store scene, Midler and
Hersey act out their
jealousies and differences.
Midler is at her best in her
sarcasm. One does not envy
Barbara Hersey who has to
counter the attack from such
a powerful actress. But

Hersey carries it off, especial-
ly when tragedies befall her
later on in the film. The girls
not only do make up, but help
one another through their
most difficult moments.
Male movie goers have had
their share of "male-bonding"
films which are usually full of
"cops and robbers" chase
scenes and the butting of
male egos. Actually Midler's
role in Outrageous Fortune
contained many elements of
this category. But in contrast
to this macho posturing are a
genre of "female-bonding"
films that draw on a different
source of electricity for
energy. Instead of car chasing
scenes that are full of blood
and violence the female films
explore the territories of feel-
ings and emotional ties.
Beaches, produced by
Midler's production company,
All Girls Productions,
celebrates the importance
and strength of female friend-
ships, even between those
from such diverse cultures as
New York, Jewish and WASP
upper crust. Beaches captures
the intensity of these friend-
ships as well as the strains in
a loving and poignant man-
ner. As you leave the theater,
you cannot wait to call up
your best girlfriends and
reminisce about the old days.

Bubatron
Theater Opens

Ann Arbor's first Jewish
marionette theater, the
Bubatron, will perform its
first feature-length show,
"Tales of Wit and Wisdom,"
on Feb. 12 at the Performance
Network, 408 W. Washington
St., Ann Arbor. Performances
will be at 1 and 3 p.m.
The show is an adaptation
of Jewish folk tales and
fables. Stories range from the

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