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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Grandpa's surfboard goes from having no fin on the bottom to having a fin. See more »
You know what we should do?
[the two of them and a bunch of other people break out in a dance and song number]
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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 »
Produced by Antonina Armato and Tim James
Performed by Maia Mitchell
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Pleasantville at the beach
No doubt that the Disney Studios is hoping that Teen Beach Movie will spin out into a franchise like High School Musical was. We'll probably see two or three sequels done before the vogue is over. Though how the two real characters of Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell will be brought back again into the alternate reality of the favorite movie of Ross Lynch should be interesting.
Dare I say it, Teen Beach Movie is not an original idea, the Magic Kingdom has very few of them. The whole concept is ripped off from Plesantville with a much lighter treatment with music and dance. Lynch and Mitchell are watching this Beach Party film from the Sixties to which two more generations have identified with. Mitchell has to go off to school, but she and Lynch ride one last wave during a threatening storm.
And they wind up in their movie where Ross is a guide much like Tobey Maguire in Pleasantville for Reese Witherspoon. He knows what should happen, but their mere presence there throws things out of kilter.
The characters are likable and the music should please any bubblegum pop fan and the franchise will make a mint for the Magic Kingdom. Personally though I'd rather intrude into It's A Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane.
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