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Parents' Guide to

Teen Beach 2

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.

Movie G 2015 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 5+


It’s really funny.
age 6+

It’s obviously the best series ever to watch on Disney channel

I love it, So do my family! We enjoyed it. But I’d say they’re both great. The only part I was disappointed about is when they were singing the twist that frown song, and the I wanna stay here forever song. It was cringe and annoying! So if your trying to decide which you would wanna watch, start with the first one first because if u start at the second one first, it wont make sense and have a lot of questions. I would rate it 8/10

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (25 ):

Lest we forget how masterfully Disney can capitalize on a good concept, this TV movie makes a solid case with a second round of energetic song-and-dance numbers guaranteed to delight fans. From the opening scene to the closing credits, this sequel strings together one far-out musical theater number after another, culminating in a visually impressive production that kids and tweens will love and parents will tolerate with ease. The topsy-turvy plot, which brings the fictional-yet-flesh-and-bones characters into Brady and Mack's real world, creates some logistical hurdles and dialogue that's flimsy in spots, but that's easily overlooked in light of the hilarity that follows two '60s movie icons experiencing 21st-century life (motion-sensor showers, Segways, and Siri!) for the first time.

One particularly bright spot in Teen Beach 2 concerns its prominent message of female empowerment. Inspired by having met self-assured Mack in the first movie, Lela starts thinking for herself and questioning her role in the carefully choreographed movie story, causing all kinds of comical chaos on the Wet Side Story set and eventually leading her to Mack's world. What ensues changes her for the better but has unintended consequences for Brady and Mack, setting up a surprising last-minute plot twist for both leading couples.

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