It’s safe to say that whenever Lifetime decides to make a biopic or remake a film people begin to cringe everywhere waiting with one eye closed to see if they dropped the ball or not. The network is pretty hit or miss when it comes down to their originals. I’ll just say they like taking chances and although one of my all time favorite movies “Double Platinum, starring Brandy and Diana Ross, is a lifetime original. I have to admit that the trust isn’t really there anymore since the Aaliyah and Whitney Houston biopic they put together. For various reasons, I sometimes tend to raise an eyebrow at the network choices myself but remaking Beaches I thought was a brilliant idea. What better way to introduce a younger generation to the film.
It was not until this past holiday season, that I caught the original trailer preview of “Beaches” when getting ready to watch one of my holiday classics “The Preachers Wife” starring Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, and Courtney B. Vance. I was intrigued by the characters of Bette Midler and this on-screen friendship. Not too long after I caught a glimpse of the remake trailer with Nia Long and Idina Menzel and I was hooked. Literally counting down the days until this film premiered. After crying my eyes out, I have to admit it was a pretty good film. Watching the two navigate friendship while growing in two completely different fields and at different stages was a familiar feel. The film’s motto rang true throughout the entire film “Not all strength is Loud’. Be sure to take a look the next time it airs on Lifetime and let me know what you think. I don’t want to leave any spoiler alerts.