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School's out, surf's up and Disney Channel is taking a dip into the teen beach party movie genre with "Teen Beach Movie," a modern "no more complications, just good vibrations," break into song and dance comedy in which surfer girl McKenzie and her boyfriend Brady literally go into a classic surf movie musical where it's bikers versus surfers -- and they're in for trouble if they don't back down. While they hatch a plan to get back home to present day, the duo try to blend in as everyone around them spontaneously breaks into song and dance. But when they interfere with the plot of the movie, their fate may be changed forever.

The movie begins on the last day of summer, and McKenzie's surf and sand life is about to be upturned when she departs for boarding school to fulfill her family's dream to graduate from the elite institution. But when she and Brady find themselves literally transported into his favorite classic beach musical, set in the 1960s, about a rivalry between the surfers and bikers and a star-crossed teenage boy who likes a girl, he is ecstatic for endless summer while she is eager to get back home to keep her promise to her family about her schooling. While they hatch a plan to get back to present day, the duo try to blend in and understand 1960s teenagers, but it's not so easy when everyone around them spontaneously breaks into song and dance. And when they accidentally interfere with the plot of the movie and the lead characters, surf guy Tanner and biker girl Lela, fall for them, instead of each other, Brady and McKenzie fear their fate may be changed forever.

Our Review:
I have a soft spot in my heart for teen movies. Of course I liked watching them when I was a teenage, but even as an adult with young children, I found myself watching them whenever they are playing on TV. I think part of it has to do with the fact that it is so far from my reality, but part of it is because these teen movies are pretty entertaining even when they are predictable. I was lucky enough to have received Teen Beach Movie to review. DD actually saw a preview for it when we went to see a Disney film in the theater so she was really excited that we received the DVD to check out. I made some popcorn and the two of us sat down for some girls bonding time watching this movie. My daughter loves the costumes, and she especially loves that the characters would break into songs and dances too. She thought it was really funny that McKenzie could not stop herself from doing it. The dances are nicely choreographed and the songs are fun to sing along with. Both my daughter and I had a great time watching it. I would recommend this DVD for young teens.

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