Barbra Streisand's adaptation of Pat Conroy's lyrical, passionate novel concerns romance as it emerges from the ashes of a traumatic childhood. Southerner Tom Wingo is going through a midlife crisis: He's got no job, a disintegrating marriage, and a drinking problem. But he gets a jolt of reality when he hears that his sister has attempted suicide. Tom instantly heads to New York to meet Susan Lowenstein, his sister's psychiatrist. As Tom provides Susan with information about his sibling and their dysfunctional family, the two become more intimate and soon begin an affair. As the romance blossoms, the repressed Tom and the guarded Susan find they are able to help each other with their respective problems. In particular, Tom is finally able to discuss a devastating incident from his youth. A tearjerker in the best sense of the term, THE PRINCE OF TIDES-- featuring outstanding performances from the Oscar-nominated Nick Nolte and director Streisand--offers a cathartic release and somewhat bittersweet ending that is a truly satisfying cinematic experience.
Barbra Streisand - Actress/Singer/Director, YENTL (1983)
Barbara Joan Streisand - Actress/Singer/Director, YENTL (1983)
Melinda Dillon - Star, DEBATING ROBERT LEE (2004)
Kate Nelligan - Canadian Actress
Jeroen Krabbe - Dutch Actor
Blythe Danner - American film, stage, television actress
Jason Gould - Actor/Son Of B. Streisand
Pat Conroy - Novelist/Screenwriter
Nick Nolte - American actor, AFFLICTION
A disillusioned southern football coach leaves his crumbling marriage to travel to New York and reveal his tortured childhood in order to help his psychologically troubled twin sister. At the same time, he gives his sister's psychiatrist the courage to cure her own woes.
Actor Jason Gould, who played the role of Bernard Woodruff, is the son of director-actress Barbra Streisand.
"...Kate Nelligan's fine, forceful performance is award caliber....Nolte also acts with uncommon feeling..." - 01/09/1992 Rolling Stone, p.55
"...Effective, well-crafted...entertainment about the therapeutic power of love..." - 03/01/1992 Sight and Sound, p.52-3
"...La Streisand's masterpiece of middlebrow kitsch..." --- Rating: B - 01/27/1995 Entertainment Weekly, p.60