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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If you notice, all of the actresses in Teen Beach Movie (2013) have high-waist bikinis that cover their navels. Most of the actresses in the "Beach" movies of the 60's wore regular bikinis of the time that did expose their navels but not Ms. Annette Funicello. Ms. Funicello was still under contract with Disney at the time and was on loan to do the Beach movies. It is a widely reported myth that Mr. Walt Disney forbid Annette from exposing her navel. Ms. Funicello addressed this issue in her 1994 autobiography where explained she chose not to expose her navel "out of respect" for Mr. Disney. See more »
Mack says multiple times that the musical surfers go in the water and their hair never gets wet, yet when they first arrive in the musical world, all the females in the water clearly have wet hair. See more »
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 »
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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