The TV film, which is based on the 1988 version of the movie of the same name starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, follows the lifelong friendship of Menzel as C.C. (the role originated by Midler) and Long as Hillary (originally played by Hershey).
It first showcases them as children and makes its way through their lives as adults. They have plenty of ups and downs, but mainly, Beaches is all about heartbreaking moments. If you’ve seen the film, then you know what we’re referring to. We won’t spoil it or the ending for those who are out of the loop, but we will try to prepare you for all of the emotions that are in store. By the way, yes, that is Menzel singing “Wind Beneath My Wings” in the trailer and slays it just like Midler’s
So here are some of the most heartbreaking GIFs from just the trailer. If you take anything away from the sneak peek and the GIFs, it’s to stock up on tissues, because you’re going to need them.
1. When they hug as children
How can you not feel things upon seeing the strong bond they have at such a young age?
2. When C.C. is by Hillary’s side after she gives birth
Just look at all that happiness and love.
3. When Hillary watches C.C. playing with her daughter
Knowing that your best friend and daughter have a great relationship is truly special.
4. When C.C. is rushing into the hospital
Do you need a tissue yet?
5. When C.C. looks at Hillary’s daughter with tears in her eyes
You may or may not know where this is going.
6. When C.C. is singing to Hillary’s daughter
That tear running down her cheek is too much to handle.
7. When they’re holding each other
This movie has too many emotions, doesn’t it?
Yeah, you’re going to need a lot of tissues, alcohol and chocolate to make it through this film. Beaches premieres on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 8/7c on Lifetime.
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