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Teen Beach Movie (2013)

Not Rated | | Family, Musical | TV Movie 19 July 2013
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Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a a dimension traversing wave that sends them into a beach movie musical in the 60's.

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McKenzie / Mack
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Lela (as Grace Phipps)
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Big Poppa
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Rascal
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Lugnut (as William Loftis)
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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 The Disney Channel

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Getting trapped in a movie,,, is no day at the beach

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Family | Musical

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19 July 2013 (USA)  »

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Teen Beach Musical  »

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Trivia

This is the only Disney Channel Original Movie that was released in 2013, making it the first time this has happened since 1997 with Under Wraps (1997). See more »

Goofs

During "Surf's Up", the hem on Macks's shorts goes from being folded up, and then back to normal, then folded again. See more »

Quotes

McKenzie: 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?
Brady: Yeah.
McKenzie: That movie made more sense than this.
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Crazy Credits

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, leading into the story of Teen Beach 2 (2015). See more »

Connections

Spoofs West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Beach Bums
Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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Very pleasant surprise!
21 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm going to be honest, I wasn't planning on watching this. My little sister was very hyped up over this and recorded it the night it premiered and loved it. The next morning as we were waiting for something she turned it on and I had enough interest to finish it.

In short, the movie is silly. VERY silly. But it's a very GOOD silly. It really captures the essence of those old 60s beach movies. People seem to forget that this is basically what that is. After all, the title *is* "Teen Beach Movie." If you haven't seen those movies before, you might not enjoy it nearly as much.

The music is a fun throwback (I LOVE 60s music). I found it quite funny, especially when you take into consideration that this is basically a giant parody. The characters in the musical might seem flat, but it IS a *teen beach movie.* They're stupid and shallow because that's how they were written decades ago. The same applies to the plot.

I especially loved how they portrayed two different people being suddenly thrown into a musical, with one loving it and one can't standing it. Brady's and Mack's music number "I Can't Stop Singing" was my favorite, with them being confused about what was going on and how they wished they could stop but they couldn't.

Besides that, there are good messages, such as doing what you want and even feminist ideas (girls are equal to boys).

If you come here to see an Oscar-material movie, you have made a huge mistake. If you come to have some silly fun for an hour and half, you have come to the right place.

And remember: IT IS A PARODY. Don't take it too seriously.


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