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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Prior to the opening credits, the premiere of the Teen Beach Movie (2013) included a dedication to beach party film legend and original Mousekateer Annette Funicello, who passed the same year as Teen Beach Movie's premiere following a long, valiant battle against MS. The dedication read, "In memory of Disney Legend Annette Funicello, the world's most beloved beach movie star." See more »
At the end of the 'Surf's Up' dance, Brady picks Mack up, and we hear him say "All right!", but his mouth doesn't move. See more »
We're gonna surf.
What, you like to surf?
I know! It's like riding a cloud. Except the cloud is water.
No way! I said the same thing! Except, well... Not right now.
I know that Bikers aren't supposed to like surfing, but I don't care. Oh, my gosh. I don't care!
You don't? Hey, you know what?
No, I don't know that either.
I've always wanted to ride a motorcycle.
Are you serious?
No, I'm Tanner.
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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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