Where the Boys Are (1960)


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In this film, teenagers Angie (Connie Francis), Merrit (Dolores Hart), Melanie (Yvette Mimieux), and Tuggle (Paula Prentiss) travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on their spring vacation in hope of finding excitement and romance. With hordes of available young men around, the girls must discover what they really want in a relationship.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: George Wells, Glendon Swarthout
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On DVD: Jan 6, 2004


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Critic Reviews for Where the Boys Are

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

1960s spring break film focuses on drinking and sex.

Full Review… | March 4, 2015
Common Sense Media

Naive, unintentionally campy comedy about four girls, who set to Florida during spring break for some fun; Connie Francis' title song became a huge hit.

Full Review… | August 12, 2012

A guilty pleasure if ever there was one.

September 17, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Where the Boys Are


A pretty good teen movie with a predictable story of a crazy spring break and a group of teens looking for love. It's fun and has some really funny scenes, but it could have been better.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

captures the innocence of the early sixties as it follows the adventures of 4 girls on spring break.


This was a complete wild hair watch because I noticed that the always lovely Paula Prentiss was in the cast, as well as her frequent foil Jim Hutton, so I figured I'd give it a shot. The idea that people went on Spring Break to try and 'fall in love' seems silly to me, just because nowadays Spring Break is all about wet t-shirts, bad decisions and drinking yourself blind, but maybe that's what people used to do back in the day.

At any rate, the film is charming and I dug the leads, even if things get a bit dark towards the end because of one of the girls' bad choices.

Worth a rental.

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