Where the Boys Are

Where the Boys Are
Where the Boys Are
  • UR
  • 1h 39m
  • 1960
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Four college coeds leave Ohio behind for spring break and head to a week of fun, sun, sand and romance in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a seaside paradise Where the Boys Are. 1960. When beautiful young women from all over the country congregate for one week each year in the Florida beach down, single young men swarm, and anything can--and does--happen. Hearts will be won. Hearts will be broken. And there will be bikinis, music and the wildest party of the year Where the Boys Are.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Creative Loafing
Matt Brunson

The slang is even more outdated than the sexual politics, but all of the performers shine with col...

August 5, 2017
Common Sense Media
Renee Schonfeld

1960s spring break film focuses on drinking and sex.

June 25, 2017
Emanuel Levy

Naive, unintentionally campy comedy about four girls, who set to Florida during spring break for s...

June 22, 2017
Emanuel Levy

March 4, 2019
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1960s spring break film focuses on drinking and sex.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Where the Boys Are, a classic romantic-comedy from 1960, raises some of the important issues for college kids of that era: 1). Will I find a husband during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale? The answer: Probably. 2). How much partying is permissible? The answer: Lots, mostly on the beach with plenty of underage drinking and some drunkenness. 3). Should a girl have sex before marriage? The answer: A resounding no, unless you're willing to suffer some pretty devastating consequences. So, an assortment of college-age females are divided into two categories: "good" girls and girls who'll have sex. The college-age males are divided into two categories: boys who'll do just about anything to convince a girl to sleep with them, and the 1 percent who are obsessed with music. Amid the fun, comic portrayals, quirky romances, and lovable stereotypes are some serious and suspenseful moments, all concerning the most naive of the young female students. Desperate to be in love, she abandons the strict rules of her upbringing and finds herself in jeopardy from predatory males and (spoiler alert) is the victim of an off-camera sexual assault.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:December 28, 1960
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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