Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

When a major rock`n`roll star arrives in a small Iowa town for a contest, a local songwriter tires to get him to record one of his songs.

Rated: G
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Release Date: July 20, 1999
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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Anyone allergic to high-fructose corn syrup might do well to stay away, but the winking humor and musical gusto of this pop-artful camp standard-bearer still carry the day. [Blu-ray]

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Very dated musical, but full of energy.

Scott Weinberg

Of all the innocent and innocuous musicals of the 1960's, this goofy one is my favorite.

Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Fun but dated musical will appeal to parents more than kids.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Further proof Van Dyke was a true showman.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sit-com lite.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The cast saves this typical George Sidney tasteless mess.

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Kevin M. Williams
Elvis Presley came along like a tsunami of social change, the strings on the puppets of popular entertainment not simply apparent but worn and frayed as well.… More
Aj V
This musical is a lot of fun, the songs are great, and the cast is brilliant. This is one of my favourite musicals of the sixties, and I highly recommend it,… More
Christian C
So out-of-date it's hard to relate to anymore, but the ridiculous excess still provides many opportunities for laughter. Much of the music is… More
Devon Bott
Love or hate Ann-Margret, you're going to get a lot of her in Bye Bye Birdie, the 1963 film adaptation of the broadway show. The studio apparently felt… More
Josh Morris
Bye Bye Birdie is a tuneful, engaging, perky, mixed bag of charm and cheesy retro fun. It is not a classic movie musical, its humor is corny, the filming is… More
Mark Hobin
Bright campy musical set in 1958 inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the army. This enchanting adaptation of… More