Life's a beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie -- until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic '60s beach party flick, Wet Side Story, where a full-blown rivalry between ... See full summary »
Five Mesa High School freshmen: Olivia White (Bridgit Mendler), Mohini "Mo" Banjaree (Naomi Scott), Charlie Delgado (Blake Michael), Stella Yamada (Hayley Kiyoko), and Wen Gifford (Adam Hicks) all meet in detention.
A 16 year old girl who has been preparing a list of 16 wishes for 8 years to make them come true on this day "Her BDay". A fairy comes and give her 16 candles that make the 16 wishes come ... See full summary »
Anna Mae Wills
Liv, a popular television star whose show has just finished its run, and Maddie, an outstanding student and school basketball star whose popularity is on the rise until Liv makes a return to their high school.
Tenzing Norgay Trainor
High schooler Tara, a girl so painfully shy that she can't even write a single letter on the board in front of a class, has an awesome secret - she is "Radio Rebel". When Tara puts on that ... See full summary »
Life's a beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie -- until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic '60s beach party flick, Wet Side Story, where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. There, amidst a sea of surfing, singing and dancing, Brady and Mack accidentally change the storyline, and the film's dreamy hero and heroine fall for them instead of for each other! Written by
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If you notice, all of the actresses in Teen Beach Movie have high-waist bikinis that cover their navels. Most of the actresses in the "Beach" movies of the 60's wore regular bikinis of the time that did expose their navels but not Ms. Annette Funicello. Ms. Funicello was still under contract with Disney at the time and was on loan to do the Beach movies. It is a widely reported myth that Mr. Walt Disney forbid Annette from exposing her navel. Ms. Funicello addressed this issue in her 1994 autobiography where explained she choose not to expose her navel "out of respect" for Mr. Disney. See more »
In 'Can't Stop Singing' when Brady says, "Don't make it stop!" his mouth doesn't form the words. See more »
Remember that movie about the robot who drank liquor from an abandoned spaceship, turned into a vampire middle school teacher who taught the entire school how to salsa dance, and then went on to win the regional championship?
That movie made more sense than this.
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Outtakes play during the end credits, followed by an additional scene: the characters from the 1960s are transported to the 2010s and are frightened by modern artifacts such as camera-phones. See more »
The astonishing success of High School Musical in 2006 , which successfully blended the musicality of the old MGM movies with a contemporary tale of teenagers trying to find themselves, is made all the more astonishing by the simple fact that this movie was ever made. TEEN BEACH MOVIE is nothing more and nothing less than a "cautionary tale," cataloguing in one short but still extremely painful film all the things that can wrong if you actually make a movie without having a clue what you are doing. As the "dedication" off the top makes abundantly clear, the film is meant to be some sort of affectionate spoof or take-off of the original beach movies which, of course, the Disney studio more or less pioneered. Hold it. Stop right there. That was the first monster error in judgement by the producers. See, the original Disney beach movies were themselves social spoofs. The 60s was a time of social chaos and Hollywood elected to respond to that by creating "escapist" films which allowed both teenagers and adults to participate in the insanity from the safety and comfort of a soft theatre seat. The producers of the original beach movies shrewdly understood that the real audience for their films was NOT teenagers living on the beach in southern California -- THEY ALREADY HAD THE REAL THING ON THEIR DOORSTEP -- but, essentially, everyone else on the planet. The larger, and more lucrative, market was offering the vicarious thrill of eyeballing the beach crowd from cities that did not even have much sunshine, yet alone sand and sea. It was a time of change, revealing bathing suits were new, even colour movies were new. The producers of the originals understood this, and used this to their advantage. The producers of TEEN BEACH MOVIE understand nothing, as evidenced by their attempt to "make a spoof out of a spoof" (replete with production numbers in the sand, and, God Help Us, a walk-on by a Mad Scientist). For that strategy to even have a chance of working, their target audience would have to be the SAME audience that saw the originals. See the flaw in logic? What this movie does succeed in doing is seriously threatening the careers of everyone who appeared in it, Even Grace Phipps, who was very effective in the short-lived Chloe King series, looks lost, as though she wandered onto the wrong set. And the Continuity Editor (assuming this production could afford one) did not seem to notice that the young lady had the complexion of Johnny Depp from Dark Shadows, and looked like she had never been on a beach in her life. Bottom line -- shows you what could have happened to High School Musical, if the wrong people had been behind the production.
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