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Miss You Already Movie Review

Life will always have its share of ups and downs.

In Miss You Already (2015), Jess (Drew Barrymore) and Milly (Toni Collette) have been best friends since they were girls. Now each is at a crossroads. Jess and her husband Jago (Paddy Considine) are desperate to become parents. But nature seems to be conspiring against them. Milly has a solid marriage with Kit (Dominic Cooper), two kids and a relatively normal life. Then the c word strikes: cancer.

Some reviewers have compared this movie to Beaches. While I can see the comparison, this movie, for me at least does not pack the emotional wallop that Beaches does. It is also a little too long for me.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

Miss You Already is presently on DVD.

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Throwback Thursday- Kleenex Required Edition- Beaches (1988) And An Affair To Remember (1957)

The term chick flick is associated with a certain type of film. Sometimes these films may require it’s audience to have a Kleenex nearby. This, gentle readers, is the subject of this Throwback Thursday Post.

Beaches (1988)

CC Bloom (Bette Midler), an entertainer and Hilary Whitney Essex (Barbara Hershey), the daughter of a San Fransisco WASP family, meet as children in Atlantic City. Keeping in touch through letters, they reunite as adults when Hilary moves in with CC.  While they have ups and downs in their relationship, including falling for the same man, their relationship endures to the very end.

This movie requires a box of Kleenex. I love that the core of this movie is the enduring friendship between CC and Hilary.  It’s just one of those movies that is so life affirming and reminds it’s audience about the power of friendship.

An Affair To Remember (1957)

Fate sometimes works in strange ways. Nicky Ferrante (Cary Grant) and Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) meet on a cruise ship and start to fall for each other. The only hitch is that they are engaged to other people. They agree to reunite in six months at the top of the Empire State Building. But when Terry does not appear at the agreed upon date, Nicky is concerned that she has either married or forgotten him.

Nicholas Sparks novels have nothing on this story. Whether it is Love Affair (1937), the 1994 reboot, or Sleepless In Seattle (1993), a box of Kleenex is always required.

I recommend both movies.

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