Gidget (1959)

Based on a novel by Frederick Kohner, spunky, young Francie (Sandra Dee) has been endowed with the nickname "Gidget" (short for girl midget) and fears that she'll never capture the attention of the fellows at the beach.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's interesting in how very dated it has become, but all of that interest is extra-textual.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

the clueless parents provide that Golden Age anchor to the piece that rings disquieting in the face of all the real wolves their Gidget is facing alone in the pathless wood.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sincere and perceptive coming-of-age teen film.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

A must-see artifact and lots of fun.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Look her, she's Sandra Dee! Innocent enough '50s romantic comedy doings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie was the beginning of the surfing movie trend of the 60s, I think, and a classic teen film. It's not a great movie, but I liked it anyway.
Patrick Dolan
Good ol' fashion presque-60s superfun. You have to love Sandra Dee, she's the absolute ultimate. It's not an amazing movie but it's a… More
Kevin M. Williams
a real bit of you-had-to-have-been-there americana...the earnest yet perky late sandra dee (doris day, only younger), old school hunky-w/o-the-steroids james… More
Eduardo Tobias
A very innocent and cute film. I'm not a surfer nor do I want to be so theirs not much I can say about this one. Except for how good it was in every aspect… More