Mothers Day Themed Planned MovieFest

Mothers Day Themed Planned MovieFest is our blog topic today as I’m sharing some movies that I’m looking at watching this month tied to Mother’s Day Theme.

“We’ll want to include the movie “Beaches” (1988) which begins with the two of them meeting (ages 11), and then writing letters to each other as pen-pals.    


Beaches Pen Pals

Over the course of the movie we will see them first kicking off being pen pals and seeing those letters woven among their growing up, and later seeing them as roommates, and their respective lives and career choices, and enduring close friendship.

In this scene towards the end of the movie it includes Bette Midler reading some of the cherished stacks of those letters she had sent to Barbara Hershey over the years tied with ribbons.

Mothers Day Themed Planned MovieFest

Other movies that I’ve been thinking to include in my Mothers Day Themed Planned MovieFest are: “Moonstruck” (1987); “Terms of Endearment” (1983);  Les Misérables in Concert (1995) – it was the 10th Anniversary Dream Cast – especially watch Ruthie Henshall as Fantine;  and dust off “Stella Dallas” (1937) with Barbara Stanwyck.

You really want to see the entire “Stella Dallas” movie, unfortunately this YouTube scene stops right before the very end which you want to watch Barbara Stanwyck close out the final scene of the movie.  She was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for this movie, and Anne Shirley for Best Supporting Actress.

Don’t forget the movie I showcased last year on my Mother’s Day blog post with “I Remember Mama” (1948) with Irene Dunne.   Happy Saturday!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today for “Beaches” Pen-Pals & More

YouTube Beaches – Wind Beneath My Wings posted by DivineMissM; uploaded on February 08, 2007

YouTube Stella Dallas 1937 MIni Clip posted by Anthony Edwards jr blog post Happy Mother’s Day ! – “I Remember Mama” May 10, 2015 written by Helen Rittersporn



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