The past is miles back. The future stretches ahead. And laughs, tears and togetherness unfold along the way. Three women sharing a car going west also share a friendship that becomes family in Boys on the Side, the acclaimed box-office hit that had audiences everywhere on its side.
Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker and Drew Barrymore team in this winning celebration of camaraderie and caring directed by Herbert Ross (The Turning Point, Steel Magnolias). Jane (Goldberg) is a wisecracking club singer, Robin (Parker) a finicky real-estate agent and Holly (Barrymore) a free spirit. Each has secrets to reveal, strengths to impart, vital moments of self-discovery awaiting. Now’s their time.
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The three women are so spirited and funny -- so emotionally keyed into all the hearts and flowers -- that they give the movie their own kind of truth.
An engagingly acted, likable, fried green Thelma & Louise.
It's an original, and what it does best is show how strangers can become friends, and friends can become like family.
Goldberg and Parker are extraordinary.