15 certificateBoys on the Side is a Film programme that first aired in 1995 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Boys on the Side is a 3 star programme


Boys on the Side (1995)

Directed by
Herbert Ross

Whoopi Goldberg plays Jane Deluca, a singer sacked from her crummy job in a New York nightclub who decides to head west. She answers a car-share ad placed by Robin and the pair set off. Along the way, they pick up ditzy blonde Holly Pulchik-Lincoln, Jane's friend, who's trapped in an abusive marriage but taking care of her husband leads the trio to believe they're in trouble with the law and the drive now becomes an escape. Herbert Ross' female-buddies road-movie develops the characters gently; Jane's gay but not aggressively so while Robin seems a softy who possesses an inner strength. The revelation is Barrymore, who makes Holly both maddening and endearing by turn and the film's climax is genuinely moving.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1995

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/France

Filmed in Colour


Image for Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg...Jane Deluca
Image for Mary-Louise ParkerMary-Louise Parker...Robin
Image for Drew BarrymoreDrew Barrymore...Holly Pulchik-Lincoln
Image for Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey...Abe Lincoln
Image for James RemarJames Remar...Alex
Billy Wirth...Nick
Anita Gillette...Elaine Robin's Mother
Dennis Boutsikaris...Massarelli
Estelle Parsons...Louise the Psychic
Amy Aquino...Anna
Stan Egi...Henry
Stephen Gevedon...Johnny Figgis
Amy Ray...Indigo Girl
Emily Saliers...Indigo Girl
Image for Jude CiccolellaJude Ciccolella...Jerry