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.
“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..