For the lovers of "beach movies", i.e. those who would settle for some enjoyable pastime without expecting any Oscar-racing stuff, there's at least a dozen flicks with the name Malibu to choose from. "Malibu Beach" gets a lot of attention in the 70s, then come "Malibu Express", "Malibu Bikini Shop", "Malibu Hot Summer" (otherwise known as "Sizzle Beach") in the 80s, to quote a few... Yet "Malibu Summer" still enjoys a warm welcome when it comes out in 1993. Apart from all the fun things associated with the beach (surfing, volleyball, beach parties, topless suntan lotion treatment...) this movie does have an amusing script and, oh yes, four beautiful babes.
Rhett Sinclair (uncredited here on IMDB) is Stacy, a college student who is so tired of her clerical summer job at a firm named "Fantasy Encounters" she decides to talk her friends into starting a similar business of their own. So Stacy, Jill (Brittany Noelle aka Nicole Grey), and Lisa (Carrie Bittner aka Alycin Sterling) team up with "Fantasy Encounters" former employee Marcia (Randi Randolph) to launch "Fantasy Girls", a company that offers every man a chance to make his fantasy come true -- on a "nothing illegal, nothing kinky" term (meaning no sex involved, mind you). Despite some funny twists and turns, the girls end up making 20,000 bucks before summer is over, and better yet, they all end up in the right lanes to happiness some way or another.
Bottom line? Certainly "Malibu Summer" doesn't go any farther than its tag line ("The beach just got hotter"), and maybe that's all what I expected. So I give it four stars, one for each girl. Wish they would team up again.
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