Bye Bye Birdie

DVD Release: July 27, 1999
Bye Bye Birdie


Lots of laughs and great songs have made this all-time favorite based on the hit Broadway show one of the most memorable musicals of all time. When rock star and teenage heart-throb Conrad Birdie gets drafted, the nation’s teenagers go haywire and Conrad’s manager, Albert (Dick Van Dyke), faces unemployment. So Albert and his girlfriend (Janet Leigh) organize a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss from Conrad on the Ed Sullivan Show. Kim McAfee (Ann Margret) turns out to be the lucky teenager and Conrad’s whole entourage moves into her quiet, midwestern home much to the chagrin of her ever irritable father (Paul Lynde) and her jealous boyfriend (Bobby Rydell). The result is chaos and a series of hilarious romantic complications.

Dove Review

“Bye Bye Birdie” is an hilarious and quirky musical with catchy songs and energetic dances. This musical is fun to watch and sing along with. The movie stars many high profiled people like Dick Van Dyke and Ann Margret. Surprisingly, for being a musical from the ’60s, some of the scenes tend to run on the risqué side. For this reason, we recommend the film for ages twelve and above and award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the movie..

Content Description

Sex: Pelvic thrusts when dancing; close up shots of Conrad Birdies groin as he thrusts his pelvis; unmarried couple kiss; Conrad kisses Kim (unmarried); Rosie dances quite seductively; a song called “Gotta Lotta Living to Do” contains a few sexual innuendos.
Language: None
Violence: A character punches another character.
Drugs: Father shown smoking a pipe; a character cracks open a beer; a character orders alcoholic drinks at a bar; man shown drinking out of a bottle of vodka; a character hands another character a speed up drug (an upper).
Nudity: Rosie shown in her bra; boys and girls shown in swimsuits; Kim changes her clothes underneath a large sweater; Kim shown wearing a midriff top and tight pants; Rosie shown in a short nightie.
Other: Mention of suicide; teen girl wins a kiss from Conrad Birdie; Rosie goes out with another man to make Al jealous; a character gets kicked out of a bar for being underage.


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director: George Sidney
Producer: Fred Kohlmar
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 120 min.
Industry Rating: G
Reviewer: Candice Moore