Gidget Goes Hawaiian

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  • NR
  • 1961
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 5.7  (1,200)

Gidget Goes Hawaiian is a 1961 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Wendkos and produced by Columbia Pictures. It is the second film in the Gidget series, following Gidget (1959) and preceding Gidget Goes to Rome (1963). The film is based on the novel, The Affairs of Gidget, by Frederick Kohner. The movie stars James Darren as Moondoggie, Michael Callan as Eddie, and Deborah Walley as Gidget. The story starts with Frances “Gidget” Lawrence (Deborah Walley) who is excited to spend summer vacation in Hawaii with her parents. Gidget is eager to learn how to surf and enjoys spending time on the beach. It is on the beach that she meets Eddie (Michael Callan), a surfer who tries to teach Gidget how to surf. Eddie is impressed by Gidget’s beauty and personality, and he asks her out on a date.

During the date, Gidget realizes that Eddie is not the man of her dreams, so she breaks up with him. She begins hanging out with Moondoggie (James Darren), her longtime boyfriend, who is also in Hawaii for the summer. Moondoggie is a bit jealous of Eddie, but Gidget assures him that there is nothing going on between her and Eddie.

The movie follows Gidget as she balances her relationship with Moondoggie, her close friendship with a young girl named Abby (a fellow beachgoer), and being pursued by another boy, Kahoona (Joby Baker). As Gidget tries to sort out her feelings, she finds herself in the middle of a love triangle.

Gidget Goes Hawaiian is a fun, light-hearted film that is perfect for a lazy summer day. The movie is filled with scenic shots of Hawaii, and the surfing scenes are exciting to watch. The soundtrack, which includes songs like “Gidget Goes Hawaiian” and “Beach Boy Blues,” is catchy and adds to the overall feel of the movie.

The movie also touches on some serious themes, such as the pressure to conform to society’s definition of femininity, the importance of following one’s dreams, and the value of true friendship. Gidget learns that it is okay to be herself, even if that means not conforming to traditional gender roles.

The acting in the movie is strong, and the chemistry between the actors is palpable. Deborah Walley shines as Gidget, bringing energy and sweetness to the role. Michael Callan is charming as Eddie, making it easy to see why Gidget was initially attracted to him. James Darren is perfect as Moondoggie, the sensitive and caring boyfriend who is always there for Gidget when she needs him.

In conclusion, Gidget Goes Hawaiian is a delightful movie that is sure to put a smile on your face. It is a timeless classic that captures the essence of summer and the joy of young love. If you’re in the mood for a lighthearted romantic comedy that will transport you to a tropical paradise, then Gidget Goes Hawaiian is a must-see film.

Gidget Goes Hawaiian is a 1961 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

Gidget Goes Hawaiian
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    5.7  (1,200)