A chance meeting on a beach leads to a lifelong friendship.
Starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.
Written by Iris Rainer ( Novel ) and Mary Agnes Donoghue ( Screenplay ).
Directed by Garry Marshall.
This is one of those movies that is both funny and sad. A great combination when it's done well and this is.
It's a great story that sucks you in from the very beginning and the acting performances by two leads are top class. It pulls at your heartstrings and gives you plenty of giggles along the way. The two children meeting on the beach at the beginning sets up the story well and is a perfect back story that sticks in your memory throughout.
I can't fault this film but if anything I think it could have been a little longer so that the final storyline could have developed at a slower pace but that is just nit-picking.
It's a great movie and I dare you not to shed a tear.