Excellent performances enhance this awkwardly structured film about the friendship between three very different women. BOYS ON THE SIDE starts out as a road movie, then incorporates elements of the three-hankie melodrama, disease-of-the-week picture and courtroom drama. Though BOYS ON THE
SIDE recalls THELMA & LOUISE, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and STEEL MAGNOLIAS, it has a heart all its own.
Struggling rock singer Jane DeLuca (Whoopi Goldberg) wants to leave Manhattan for brighter career prospects in Los Angeles. Robin (Mary-Louise Parker), a yuppie real estate agent, is heading for a new start in San Diego and advertises for someone to share the...