Summer Holiday details
|Starring:||Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs, Teddy Green|
|Genres:||Comedy - British, Drama, Music/Musical - Musical|
|Rental release:||05 Aug 2002|
Most helpful review
Cliff really rocks!!By Tony Nana from Croydon, England , 15 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Young Ones
The Shadows come off best here with their few lines and great instrumentals undermining the potential datedness of pop stars' movie appearances. However Cliff really rocks and even if the cinematic techniques would be bettered in the follow-up Summer Holiday, the music is just superb.
Just remember the great songs and the unbelievably handsome Cliff!
A truly nonsenscial muscial comedy, it's nevertheless Cliff Richard's best in the musical genre. ( He did a couple of dramatic films which were his best) A rather bland singer competing with his similar American counterparts Elvis Presley and Frankie Avalon, Richards fared no better than they in comedy and musical scripts. This one at least contains Susan Hampshire and Walter Slezak. What makes this movie so entertaining is the zippy pace and the surprisingly great dancing and choreography. The big dance number on the set by the whole crew is spectacular and rivals 'West Side Story'. Incidentally, the long-legged Richards keeps right up with the rest of them and does even better at it than his singing! The cute little send-up of the history of the movies is also very entertaining.
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As bad as I remembered itBy Cato (703 reviews) from Lydbury North , 03 Sep 2010I saw this film when it first came out, and found it so unlike the whole of the pop music/rock and roll scene that I was interested in (and still am some 50 years later) that I disliked it for its incredibly old fashioned and uncool production. It was like watching the early sixties through an old and out of date person's eyes. The whole tone of the film was so cheesy and feelgood, which was so unlike teenagers felt like then, and still do. Anyway, Cliff gives his usual android performance. I still think he's probably an alien who's been sent to us to improve us all. I quite liked the song 'The Next Time' though, think I bought the EP it was on, and the scenes of Athens at the end brought back happy memories, but for the most part I thought the whole thing was cringeworthy.
Total enjoymentBy rayweaving (20 reviews) from Tamworth, England , 25 Feb 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]A nostalgic delight - took me back to a period when innocence prevailed and good news was the norm. We sat back and enjoyed every last moment
Classic 60's cinema.By a customer from Bridgend , 08 Feb 2009The review title says it all. Thin on plot but these films where. Second generation Shadows featured. This film helped to put the Beatles and others on the cinema screens.
Better than the Elvis outings in my opinion.
la la summer holiday is beautifulBy a customer from RUTHIN , 30 Nov 2008this film is great about the guys who got idea make holiday red London bus - travelled around the Europe and met the 3 french girls on breakdown. Its good for any people who like musical- Cliff Richard played as young Don sung all the time.
Summer HolidayBy RayS (96 reviews) from Grays , 30 Sep 2008A very good film for fans of Sir Cliff I myself cannot stand this film but my wife loves it