Back to the Beach
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Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello not only starred in the delightfully "retro" Back to the Beach, but also served as executive producers. Appropriately set 25 years after such drive-in faves as Beach Blanket Bingo, the film finds Frankie and Annette as husband and wife, living far from the surf 'n' sand in Ohio. Heading to California to visit their daughter Lori Loughlin, Frankie and Annette are appalled to learn that she has been keeping time with punker Tommy Hinkley. In time-honored fashion, our hero and heroine set about to make the beach safe for funlovers everywhere… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As fgood as taking a time-machine back to the 60's"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"Silly, but with some great one-liners."
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
""Back to the Beach" is, by no means, a deep and thought-provoking motion picture, [but] when you're dealing with Frankie and Annette, what more could you ask for?"
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Silly fun."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Face it, it just doesn't work"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A bouncy, high-energy spoof and one of the best movie musicals of the last couple of decades."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Weirdly entertaining little retro flashback, full of bizarre cameos and endearingly goofball music."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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