The Malibu Bikini Shop Film Details
Overview: Two brothers who have just graduated from college inherit a bikini store from their aunt.
Review: I’ll make an admission, a plot, such as the one for Bikini Shop, doesn’t concern me as I’m fully aware that a story in such a film is merely an excuse to show lots of pretty beach girls running around in bikinis throughout. I recognize many viewers will disregard a film like Bikini Shop and for good reason because it doesn’t have a whole lot to say and will not change your way of life. It doesn’t testify of the human condition in a grand, sweeping scale. It’s a movie about two brothers, polar opposites, one who has graduated from a Chicago business college while the other has been touring the country looking for his calling. One is neatly dressed, polite, and very smart. The other is a slob, without a doubt(..he’s unkempt and his eating habits are much to be desired) charming, worldly, enthusiastic, and always trying to score. While I admire the one brother for his skills as a man who understands order and knows how to approach people with manners and some integrity, I also can embrace his brother for he wants to score with hot chicks and has the looks and charisma to do so. Like so many wonderful 80’s comedies, it has babes, boobs, and a beach. How could I not find something with these attributes at least somewhat appealing? It’s one of those movies which fulfill the fantasies so many of us guys share. We dream with picture perfect clarity, smiling widely, about the idea of running a bikini shop, with three mega-watt hot salesgirls, right along a beach, always surrounded by girls on every turn. Two brothers, Alan and Todd(Michael David Wright and Bruce Greenwood)are given possession of a faltering bikini shop from their aunt who passed away. Todd wishes to operate it(..and, I can understand his reasoning)while Alan hopes to sell it for a great price so he can move on to his marriage to an insufferable wench. The threat to this harmonious dream is a thoroughly loathsome only child who always gets what she wants from her rich father. Her name is Jane and she is Alan’s fiancé. She’s one of those types who insists on controlling her men, whether it’s her boyfriend or father. She’s perfectly portrayed by Debra Blee as the villain for you hate her upon seeing her. It takes a special skill to instantly repel without even opening your mouth, only to be even worse once you talk. When it came to casting Jane, the filmmakers did one hell of a job, because you can’t even imagine how annoying this bitch is until you get a load of her for yourself. Her every grating moment on screen has you wondering what could possibly motivate Alan to get with her. I think The Bikini Shop will be of interest to those accustomed to seeing Bruce Greenwood as some authoritarian figure, because he’s the brother, Todd, who is always chasing tail, throwing parties regardless of what Alan thinks, and coming up with ways to help sell merchandise just so he can get up, close, and personal with the beautiful clientèle..Todd’s my kind of guy. I mean, seeing Greenwood as this exuberant kid, never wearing a shirt, with jean shorts, grinning ear to ear every time a chick passes by, it’s kind of odd..I mean, seriously, this is the guy who portrayed JFK for Chrissakes! Michael David Wright is Alan, the more mature and level-headed brother who wishes, or so he thinks, to have a balanced life without hang-ups, but he’s on the cusp of attaching himself to a leech who’ll suck him dry. Ronnie(Barbara Horan who is major yummy)is one of three salesgirls working at the shop when Alan and Todd arrive to run the business..Cindy and Kathy(Galyn Görg and Ami Julius)are the other two, eventually used as models thanks to the genius of Todd who thinks they could sell their product better if it were shown to the customers on the bodies of lovely honeys. Ronnie has dreams of designing bikinis and becomes Alan’s love interest, for he has fantasies of making out with her, only they are often interrupted by the tyrant ruining his potential future if she gets her grip into him. Frank Nelson is the brothers’ agent, Remington, doggedly working to pursue someone willing to buy the bikini shop. The Aunt, Ida, had left the business strapped for cash due to her lavish lifestyle. I imagine that a film such as this will get lost in amongst the army of bikini sex comedies that had littered the theaters and home video during the 80’s. But, I’m easy, and The Bikini Shop was perfect junk food for a late Saturday night. One thing’s for certain, there’s no shortage of babes in this flick. I’m as superficial as it gets when it comes to these movies.
Country: United States
Duration: 99 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Also known as: Bikini Shop,The Bikini Shop,Магазинът за бикини,The Malibu Bikini Shop,A Loja dos Bikinis,Der Bikini-Shop,Heiße Hasenjagd,Biquínis Recheados,Магазин бікіні,Магазин бикини в Малибу