Here is a solid, satisfying movie, very much in the mold of the best of Disney's product of recent years, seamless, escapist and enjoyable. Be especially on the lookout for the outstanding music by Philip Marshall. While helping drive the action forward and maintaining a resolute pace in the usual professional Disney fashion, the score also gives opportunities for some very tasty virtuoso slide guitar riffage, as well as mood-reinforcing Hawaiian slack key work. The talents of Martha Coolidge have by no means gone astray here. As director of such under-appreciated gems as Real Genius, Rambling Rose and Valley Girl, her efforts as producer of Rip Girls seem to have pulled together a well-coordinated package well worth a look.