Video Review

The Prince of Tides (1992)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

La Streisand's masterpiece of middlebrow kitsch sentimentality, The Prince of Tides, finally gets the deluxe treatment (an earlier laser version was pressed but not released when the star requested revisions), and what a feast for fans it is. The auteur herself yaks nonstop on a second audio track, and there's a whole side of extras-auditions, gag outtakes, and a formerly deleted end-credit song. For non-devotees, there may be less here than meets the eye; the most interesting insight Barbra Streisand offers into her creative process is that in one scene she made sure her blouse matched the chair she was sitting in. B

Originally posted Jan 27, 1995 Published in issue #259 Jan 27, 1995 Order article reprints

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