Bette Midler’s Best Musical Moments
Everyone loves Bette Midler, and no more than when she’s indulging in a musical moment! Here we’ll look at her Top 10 best musical moments in Parental Guidance and her career as a whole, including her brief song and dance routine with Marisa Tomei in Parental Guidance.
Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei prove that laughter is relative in this hilarious comedy that’s fun for the whole family!
Old-school grandparents Artie (Crystal) and Diane (Midler) get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter’s (Tomei) overprotected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology. By playing by his own rules, which include sugary snacks, old fashioned games and tough love, Artie manages to outsmart the kids and achieve the impossible- bring the family closer together!
When Diane Decker (Bette Midler) and her adult daughter Alice (Marisa Tomei) head to a local department store to purchase a dress for Alice’s daughter Harper ‘s (Balilee Madison) upcoming dance, the two share a tender moment and Diane finds herself offering a little parental guidance in song and dance to Alice.
The First Wives Club
Brenda Morelli (Bette Midler), Elise Eliot (Goldie Hawn), and Anne MacDuggan (Diane Keaton) are finally on the good side of fortune after successfully executing a plan of revenge against their philandering soon-to-be ex-husbands when Middler’s Brenda leads the women into a gleeful rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”
In this magical film, the Sanderson sisters kidnap a young girl named Emily and soon her older brother, Thackery Binx (Sean Murray) is pursuing them. They get discovered and are hung in the town square, but not before they place a curse to bring them back whenever a virgin lights the black candle. They finally come back in the 1990s and try to round up enough kids so they can live forever. Winnie Sanderson (Bette Midler) distracts all of the adults with an enchanting performance of “I Put a Spell on You,” that only a star of Middler’s caliber could have carried out.
Based on the life of music powerhouse Janis Joplin, The Rose centers on the life of troubled pop star, Mary Rose (Bette Midler), who is being confronted by more than a few thorny situations and not coping well. Bette’s performance of the film’s title track, in the film, catapulted her from rosebud to full rose in the 1980’s.
In her portrayal of notorious stage mother Rose Hovick, Bette Midler demonstrates, in grand fashion, Rose’s mission to make her daughter, June, a star. June is the daughter that Mama Rose grooms to be a star – under the stage names Baby June and, as she grows older, Dainty June. But once she flees her care, Mama Rose fixes her attention on her other daughter, Louise. Eventually, Louise becomes a burlesque star and takes the stage name Gypsy Rose Lee.
For the Boys
Dixie Leonard (Bette Midler) is called on to attend a celebration of the career of her business partner, Eddie Sparks (James Caan), but has second thoughts when she recalls the more contentious times in their relationship. However, at the last minute Dixie decides to support Eddie and leave the past behind, for the boys in uniform.
This sentimental tale follows the friendship between Cecilia Carol (Bette Midler) and Hilary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) as they graduate from girlhood to womanhood. The journey taken by the two lifelong friends culminates with one friend caring for the other in her last days and Midler’s moving performance of “Wind Beneath my Wings.”