A blatantly contrived yarn about the trials and tribulations of two legendary USO entertainers, FOR THE BOYS was tailor-made for the myriad talents of the Divine One herself, Bette Midler. She's given multiple opportunities to emote, tell dirty jokes, emote, kick up her heels, emote and
finally metamorphose into a full-scale pop culture tragedienne. While Midler's multitude of fans may wax enthusiastic over this spectacularly ambitious period saga, the average viewer will find FOR THE BOYS a very long sit.
As the film opens, smooth young TV executive Jeff Brooks (Arye Gross) is sent to escort veteran entertainer Dixie Leonard (Midler) to a lavish televised awar...