The Prince of Tides
First screened in Spring 1992 / Most recently screened in June 2013
Director: Barbra Streisand. Cast: Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Jeroen Krabbé, Jason Gould, Kate Nelligan, Brad Sullivan, Melinda Dillon, Blythe Danner, George Carlin, Justen Woods, Bobby Fain, Trey Yearwood, Maggie Collier, Lindsay Wray, Norman Max Maxwell, R.D. Oprea, Nick Searcy. Screenplay: Pat Conroy and Becky Johnston (based on the novel by Pat Conroy).

Twitter Capsule: A favorite of my youth that's depressing to revisit. Lame about therapy, corny about the South. So simplistic.

VOR:   Streisand completists obviously can't ignore it. Enough craftsmanship here, plus an increasingly rare embrace of adult, male-driven melodrama, that the movie matters. But only barely.

Photo © 1991 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. C

(in Spring 1992: A)

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actor: Nick Nolte
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Nelligan
Best Adapted Screenplay: Pat Conroy and Becky Johnston
Best Cinematography: Stephen Goldblatt
Best Art Direction: Paul Sylbert; Caryl Heller
Best Original Score: James Newton Howard

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Barbra Streisand
Best Actor (Drama): Nick Nolte

Other Awards:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Actor (Nolte)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Actor (Nolte)

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