I hope everyone is coming out of their chocolate bunny sugar coma and enjoying a little spring break. Even if you can't make it to the beach, you can still enjoy these great spring break movies.
I have been dying to go to Palm Springs. I know it's miserably hot there but I've heard the architecture is amazing and it is truly the last old school loungey area in the US. Don't think so? Well feast your eyes on Palm Spring Weekend starring Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad and Stefanie Powers. This flick is your typical teen/young adult spring break situation. Boy meets girl, drinks are had, kisses are exchanged and everyone goes home happy. The best thing about this movie, besides Troy Donahue, are the buildings. Palm Spring Weekend is a who who's in movie career beginnings that will leave you begging for more. Who cares if it's 103 degrees in June- it's hip, cool and happening!
On the opposite coast we have another Connie, Connie Francis that is, singing about Where the Boys Are. Connie and her friends go to Fort Lauderdale Florida for a little boy watching over spring break. I remember wanting to go to Fort Lauderdale so badly when I was a teenager and all I got was Myrtle Beach. Don't get me wrong, it was fun but it just wasn't scandalous enough for my teenage mind, now where was I? Oh yes, Connie Francis and her friends enjoying a little boy watching. Once again this film, like the one above does not venture off the path of girl meets boy, they fall in love and then go back to college. Ah....young love!
Okay...so it pains me a little to write about this next movie because 1-I really hate that the 80's are back and 2-this movie exemplifies every bad about 80's party movies, but yeah-it's spring break and you can indulge in your guilty pleasures. I'm sure this is one of them. We are once again in Fort Lauderdale Florida but this time the story centers around 2 boys who find themselves sharing a room with two "nerds" (see, told you it's bad 80's) and the spring break partying begins. Wet T-shirt contest, lots of beer drinking and over the top bad 80's music makes this movie a 12 year old boy's dream.
Now, how am I spending my spring break? Finding that perfect bathing suit? Oiling myself up with Hawaiian Tropic coconut suntan lotion? Naw-I'm gonna go find that well used Class of 88' beer cozy, crack open a cold one and watch some classic "bad" movies. Remember to turn so you won't burn!