Video Review

Summer Dreams (1994)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; With: Bruce Greenwood and Greg Kean

Summer Dreams, a telepic about the Beach Boys (based on Heroes and Villains, Steven Gaines' depressing biography) was shoddily made to begin with (the actors look nothing like the people they portray, Beach Boys sound-alikes fill the soundtrack), and this tape version — incoherently reedited to add some gratuitous sex scenes — is hardly an improvement. Connoisseurs of fake beards, however, will want to add it to their collections alongside Gettysburg. D-

Originally posted Jun 10, 1994 Published in issue #226 Jun 10, 1994 Order article reprints