Disclosure: Mama Smith received an all expense paid trip from Disney/Pixar to attend this event. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.
I hope you tuned in to the Disney Channel watch Teen Beach 2 on Friday. It is an incredible movie with amazing values. I really enjoyed watching it when I went to LA (I even teared up a few times), and I enjoyed sharing it with my family last week even more. My husband, who “liked” the first one, was glued to the screen for the second one. He kept asking me what was going to happen – and of course, I kept my mouth shut and made him watch. He was pretty vocal about certain parts (don’t worry I won’t give anything away, but if you have seen the movie I bet you know what I am talking about – hint: surprise ending). Not only has the movie aired on the Disney Channel already, it is already available on DVD! The DVD includes fun bonus footage and can be purchased here.
This is a movie that my family plans to watch over and over so we need to have the DVD on hand. My young daughters love it – and I am really happy that they do. It teaches them that being a strong, independent woman is OK. It shows them that they can do what they want to make them happy, they don’t have to follow along someone else’s script just because they think that is what they are supposed to do. Teen Beach 2 also has a lot to show kids about friendship. So many movies pit girl against girl and show their relationships in a hateful way. Not in Teen Beach 2. Mack and Lela are true best friends and wouldn’t ever do anything to hurt or spite one another. In fact, they would be willing to help each other in any way, even if that comes at a sacrifice for themselves. Same goes for Brady and Tanner. They are great friends and they each have something to teach the other. Teen Beach 2 also helps kids (or people in general even) build confidence. Brady has an amazing talent that he is too embarrassed to share, but learns that he should proud of it.
Teen Beach 2 is a great follow up to Teen Beach Movie. There are several twists and turns – and of course, the big surprise ending (have tissues on hand) – but it is also filled with some pretty awesome dance and song numbers. These songs are meant to get stuck in your head – and they do. I first saw the movie three weeks ago and was singing the songs right up until I saw it again on Friday. One of my favorites is CheeChee (Chrissie Fit) and Seacat’s (Jordan Fisher) newer version of Falling For Ya. They take a favorite from the first movie and make it their own. The bonus footage on the DVD includes the actors discussing their favorite songs and moments from the movie – as well as exclusive rehearsal footage. I loved watching this because it made me feel like I was on set with them. I really enjoyed seeing how much fun they all had together. When I was lucky enough to chat with Chrissie Fit and Jordan Fisher after screening the movie (read that interview here), they just solidified that point to me. This cast really is like a family – they had a blast filming – and it comes through in the movie!
Teen Beach 2 is available on DVD now with this bonus footage. It is truly not to be missed and you can purchase it here. Below is a small clip of the bonus footage that you are sure to love!
Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer’s over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack’s (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipeout — until Lela, Tanner and the “Wet Side Story” kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the “reel” world just don’t mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it’s too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, TEEN BEACH 2 is “wow-abunga” fun for everyone!