Beaches Movie Poster
  • Released
  • December 21, 1988
  • PG-13, 2 hr 3 min
  • Drama
  • 16 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Beaches is a 1988 dramedy in which Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey play two opposite characters who forge a friendship lasting for decades. The movie is the epitome of the term "tearjerker," and could be a bit too intense for viewers struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. As CC, Bette Midler's character, makes her way up the Broadway performer ranks, she's shown performing a German cabaret-style song called "Otto Titsling," in which the story of the invention of the "over the shoulder boulder holder" is humorously chronicled. Tween CC is shown smoking while underneath the Atlantic City boardwalk. Themes of failed marriages and infidelity recur. Scenes of drinking, including one in which CC, despondent over a heartbreak, gets severely drunk and needs to be escorted back home by the police. Some profanity, including "f--k." A main character dies.

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