Bette Midler gives the brassiest, sassiest performance of her career as Dixie Leonard ... a USO singer whose electrifying stage presence and flair for outrageous comedy, captivates troops and civilians alike. Teamed up with America's beloved song and dance man, Eddie Sparks (James Caan), the whole world becomes Dixie's stage through three very different wars, and 50 years of music and memories, laughter and tears. All of it ... FOR THE BOYS.
Bette Midler fans might want to give this 5 stars and call it the best film ever made. Others of us, when judging this film on its merits and putting it up against other comparable films, will beg to differ. Ms Midler is an acquired taste and this film is too much a showcase for her...and little else, with a cliched story, boring song numbers and a completely wasted James Cann (from "The Godfather" to this...).