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The Prince of Tides

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The Prince of Tides

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, George Carlin, Blythe Danner, Melinda Dillon, Jason Gould, Kate Nelligan, Brad Sullivan
director:
Barbra Streisand
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Pat Conroy, Becky Johnston
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a C+

La Streisand’s masterpiece of middlebrow kitsch sentimentality, The Prince of Tides, finally gets the deluxe treatment (an earlier laser version was pressed but not released when the star requested revisions), and what a feast for fans it is. The auteur herself yaks nonstop on a second audio track, and there’s a whole side of extras-auditions, gag outtakes, and a formerly deleted end-credit song. For non-devotees, there may be less here than meets the eye; the most interesting insight Barbra Streisand offers into her creative process is that in one scene she made sure her blouse matched the chair she was sitting in. B

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