Wow, everyone is so mean.
Announce that you are new and have paid to post and it gets you so much abuse.....
Good luck OP.
I have some memory of this movie and I tend to agree that Streisand is a good actress but I don't think she has ever failed to muck up any performance with her need to show her hands, and nails and legs and preferred profile. She is a great looking woman, but doesn't believe it herself and it always shows in her work.
I am not saying this to be bitchy, but Prince of Tides is about the worst example of her weird neurosis and lack of real guts.
She tackles purportedly serious material and directs her actors quite well and does some good scenes with them...... BUT, fuck why can't Barbra refrain from needing to prove that she is sexy and desirable - it is the call and hallmark of her acting life, and not likely different from her personal neuroses. OY.
Seriously flawed movie, especially in the soft focus spit sharing ass grabbing shots, Nick Nolte and Barbra "interlude" air lifted in to the film. Kind of discredits the story she has told up until then, even if the book has this material. She is kind of deplorable in her display and I remember laughing and feeling sorry for her at once.
OK, I am being earnest, but I think your post is serious and so why not. The novel is better or the novel is pap crap doesn't really matter.
It was popular and semi serious material. I think Nick Nolte is pretty terrific in this movie, and the rest, hey, well they could be worse.
Streisand as a director has an above average visual storytelling talent, and some gift with actors. This movie is the one to study to observe all her weakness of egoism over objectivity.
Nice scenery, some great scenes on the couch, and kids underwater. Lowenstein, Lowenstein.
Why the hate for the OP? Much worse films are discussed out here for free. She ruined her own movie and that is kind of interesting because her desire and ability to do good is there to see.....