Allison Anders directs the contemporary remake, which follows two young girls who meet by chance on the Venice Boardwalk and, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on a lifelong friendship. CC (Idian Menzel) is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives her a first big shot. Hillary (Nia Long) is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship, even with its ups and downs, sustains them for decades.
Set to the backdrop of Menzel singing “The Wind Beneath My Wings” (sung by Bette Midler in the film), we see several of those ups and downs — Hillary and CC as children, CC finally making it as a singer, and, Hillary resenting her friend’s success, then both women celebrating the birth of Hillary’s daughter, followed by one of their biggest challenges yet.
Beaches premieres January 21 on Lifetime.
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