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Teen Beach Movie (2013)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Musical  -  19 July 2013 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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surfer | dancing | biker | beach party | 2010s | See more »

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

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Trivia

In the scene leading up to the song "Crusin for a Brusin" Layla puts a quarter in the juke box. The price on the juke box is .24 cents. See more »

Goofs

Mac says multiple times in the movie that the surfers go in the water and their hair never gets wet, yet when they discover they are in the movie and are looking at all of the characters when they first "arrive" there's a group of surfers in the water and all the females clearly have wet hair See more »

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[overhearing the diabolical plot of a pair of movie villains]
McKenzie: [sarcastically] And this thing never won an Oscar.
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Can't Stop Singing
Written and Produced by Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman, and Jeannie Lurie
Performed by Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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1 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having been alive for the original beach movies (with stars like Fabian, Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, et al) it is hard not to bring a pretty jaundiced eye to anything that attempts to reproduce the naïve silliness that these films represented in their innocent lack of any serious content.

If you drop your 21st Century cynicism for a bit, Disney did it with this.

Not only did they nail the hyperactive, pun-filled, sight-gag filled recklessness of the originals, (minus most of the pretty-overt sexual content of many of those films) they did it using a storyline that managed to both echo and enhance the original beach films.

Being an early 60's and 'surf music nut', I was more than surprised how close the orchestrations and choral pieces managed to channel the infectious fun of those old tunes - or maybe I'm just being nostalgic for a simpler time.

I recognized all of those old tropes from every film mined for the 'plot' and every song mined for the structure of the film's. Maybe I'm just missing those old simpler days, but I was more than pleased.

People who complain about this film obviously have forgotten that the originals were never 'Academy Award' material (remember "The Monkey's Uncle"?). They were silly, weightless fantasy, and "Teen Beach Movie" (from the company that gave us Beach-Film queen, Annette) follows that tradition without impugning or complicating it. It is what it is advertised to be: silly, harmless summer fun.

There are very few films that I can totally recommend without reservation to both my 92 year old mother and my 10 year old neighbor - and this is one; my mother for the nostalgic look back at a sweeter, more innocent time, and my neighbor for a painless history lesson.

Disney's crystal-ball gazers hit it again - proved by their numbers this week. I don't know how they do it.


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