Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
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George Sidney's adaptation of the satiric Broadway musical smash by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, and Lee Adams -- about an Elvis Presley-inspired rock star, who is drafted into the army and who creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket -- takes good-natured swipes at popular culture, rock n' roll, and American family life. Dick van Dyke re-creates his Broadway role of Albert Peterson, a down-on-his-luck songwriter for the rock-n'-roll
Apr 4, 1963 Wide
Jul 20, 1999
Dick Van Dyke
A. Ben Astar
Bo Peep Karlin
Linda Kaye Henning
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For all its annoyances -- and there are many -- the film somehow sears its way into the mind's eye.
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]
Very dated musical, but full of energy.
Further proof Van Dyke was a true showman.
The cast saves this typical George Sidney tasteless mess.
Of all the innocent and innocuous musicals of the 1960's, this goofy one is my favorite.
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