A 16-year-old girl prepares a list of 16 wishes for eight years, hoping they will come true on her 16th birthday. A fairy comes to give her 16 candles that make the 16 wishes come true. Her... See full summary »
Anna Mae Wills
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
Grandpa's surfboard goes from having no fin on the bottom to having a fin. See more »
[while he and McKenzie are captured by Les Camembert]
It could be worse. At least my favorite movie wasn't "Tarantulas on a Train."
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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, leading into the story of Teen Beach 2 (2015). See more »
546th Review: Very Solid Tweenies Movie With Song & Surf...and Post-Modernity?!
TBM is a movie about being in a movie - as our two stars find themselves going from 2012 back to 1962 and becoming part of a Teen Beach Movie.
This is good solid Disney fare - it looks very Disney - the colors are bright, the mood is up, the song and dance numbers are beyond professional etc; and it is fun - it's fun because we know that they know that we know that this movie in a movie (if you're still with me) - it all just works well.
There is more going here than just a time travel surf movie - there is a real homage and detailing to those Sixties movies that is surprising. Our kids loved it and so did we - on one level its a fun summer movie for kids with dance and innocent romance, on a level it has something to say about film and roles - surprising!
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