At a music camp for gifted teens, a popular teen idol overhears a girl singing and sets out to find who the talented voice belongs to. What he doesn't know is that the girl is actually a camp kitchen worker with a fear of being heard.
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 »
Before "I Can't Stop Singing", Mack is wearing white shoes. When the song starts, she is barefoot. At no point did she stop to remove the shoes. 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 »
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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