loaded question: what movie do you most associate with summer?

What movie do you most associate with summer? Maybe it’s a film set in the spring, or maybe there’s some other association for you.

Mine has got to be Jaws, the best summer movie ever. For me, it captures the horror of the beach in summer — when I am always terrified of getting sunburned, and where it’s just too damn hot, even with slatherings of sunscreen dealing with that first terror. (I prefer beaches in winter.)

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Bluejay
Bluejay
movie lover
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 1:00am

I always associate High School Musical 3 with summer, although it was actually released in the fall. It’s set during the characters’ final year in high school, with the plot leading up to graduation and the start of summer vacation; and it would play on repeat on the Disney Channel whenever my family would visit my in-laws’ place during the summer. Whatever one thinks of the Slick Disney Teen Musical genre, this is an example of the form at its best — lots of comedy and teen angst (with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens perfect in their roles), snazzy choreography, and catchy pop songs that are really quite good for what they are.

Some of my favorite songs/scenes here and here and here. :-)

last edited 8 days ago by Bluejay
Bluejay
Bluejay
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reply to  Bluejay
Tue, Jun 21, 2022 1:54am

Ah, I see you reviewed it and didn’t hate it! Cool. :-)