Movies like “Beaches” don’t really get made too much anymore. The kind of seven hankie female buddy dramas that seemed to come out every other week in the 1980s. But Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore are teaming up with “Thirteen” (and yes, “Twilight”) director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already” — which according to the trailer might as well be a remake of “Beaches.”
Lifelong best friends. Check. One of them historically reckless, the other stable with a family. Check. The former finally finding stability just as the latter gets a health scare that tests everything. Check. But, hey, we’ll still see it. While the trailer suggests a lack of originality (and a cheesy script), the combined talents of Toni, Drew and Catherine are enough to keep us hopeful. Though we’re already betting the film’s final sequence involves Toni dying and Drew naming her baby after her. Anyone want to bet against us? Didn’t think so.