Teen Beach Movie

Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Heavily marketed musical is wholesome fun for tweens.

G 2013 110 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 85 reviews

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age 8+

Great movie

Great! Love the songs!
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age 8+

Fun, catchy musical with great singing and a retro twist

A fun, silly romp with great dancing and singing - the film and its soundtrack are my child's new favorite. As an adult, I love the dash of kitschy nostalgia (along with Barry Boswell as Grandpa) - it's a hoot. With a kid who loves musicals, it is wonderful to have one that is squeaky clean. So many times musicals can be problematic (such as Grease, one of her favorites). I would agree with the people who said they resented that the main female character chose surfing and staying with her boyfriend over academics. That message is balanced out a bit by showing the character as a modern girl teaching her 1960's peer that she can be her own person.

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