Is it Beaches depressing? No, it's not that bad. However, if you are reading this review before watching the film I feel I'm doing you a huge service.
I knew there was a chance of some downer moments. It is, after all, a movie about a dad trying to reconnect with his kids after years of not being able to communicate with them.
But, wow, not a hugely upbeat story. Robert Deniro delivers his usual—forgetting The Fan for a moment—amazing performance. He's not a badass mafia member here. He's very frail and it's quite amazing to see him pull off this role.
I'm not going to rehash the story but if you have recently lost a loved one or had a falling out with a parent or sibling, you may want to put this one on the back burner for a while. Everybody's Fine is well made and well directed but the next time I want to make myself this upset I'll just go bash my head into the wall a few times.