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      Fun in Acapulco

      PG Released Nov 27, 1963 1h 37m Musical Comedy List
      57% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 51% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings After being fired from his job performing aboard a boat in Acapulco, Mike Windgren (Elvis Presley) is forced to take a job as a lifeguard at a nearby resort. When another lifeguard, Moreno (Alejandro Rey), grows jealous of Mike for upstaging him and moving in on his girl (Ursula Andress), the two clash. Mike soon discovers that Moreno is a champion cliff diver, a feat which leads Mike to confront his fear of heights and attempt a dive himself, hoping to mend fences with Moreno. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The good news is that it's no worse than Elvis' usual underachieving musicals and the songs he sings though not great are at least bearable. Rated: C Apr 10, 2009 Full Review Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 2/5 Dec 26, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 6, 2005 Full Review Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan It's an Elvis movie: formula songs and acting. Rated: 3/5 Oct 15, 2004 Full Review Kevin N. Laforest Apollo Guide A pleasant diversion full of sun, music and beautiful girls. Rated: 70/100 Apr 29, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Red T Whoever thought Ursula Andreas and Elvis Presley would make an amazing couple needed to be fired. The acting isn't good and the kid is out of place and annoying. The cinematography is nothing special. Basic Camerawork, Dumb Scenes like Elvis being a Trapeze Artist is maybe the dumbest scene in any Elvis Film I've seen, and none of the music numbers really pop visually. The setting is nice and somewhat memorable. The music is just ok. They all sound pretty much the same and blend in somewhat and usually don't tie in to the plot much. Which leads to this tries to be a Rom-Com and a Musical and really never makes them work together. Stuff just sort of happens while Elvis works at the hotel. Overall the editing isn't that good and neither is the pacing. It's just pointless scenes broken in between musical numbers. It's hard to get angry at this because it's so light hearted and it's just an excuse for Elvis to sing in Mexico but still it's such a stupid plot overall. Skip this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/08/23 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 37 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Starring Elvis Aaron Presley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/23/23 Full Review steve d Fun enough but not especially memorable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun in Acapulco is a very enjoyable and pleasant, happy go lucky type of film, that once again provides us fans with the chance to watch "The King" perform several of his greatest hits, like Bosa Nova Baby, on screen. The only sad thing about the film is how, (not offensively), but mostly forgettable it is, just like all of these Elvis starrers are. But boy is this one sure a fun ride while it lasts. My grade for the film: a B Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The plot developments in this movie are absolutely hilarious. Actually this could have been better had they just hired better actors.. Elvis is easily the best one. Between the bad acting and the child-manager and a buncha dopey songs, it unfortunately isn't terribly memorable. But Elvis looks amazing in bull fighter outfits, of course. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun In Acapulco Is Pretty Funny.Has Some Great Music.B Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis After being fired from his job performing aboard a boat in Acapulco, Mike Windgren (Elvis Presley) is forced to take a job as a lifeguard at a nearby resort. When another lifeguard, Moreno (Alejandro Rey), grows jealous of Mike for upstaging him and moving in on his girl (Ursula Andress), the two clash. Mike soon discovers that Moreno is a champion cliff diver, a feat which leads Mike to confront his fear of heights and attempt a dive himself, hoping to mend fences with Moreno.
      Director
      Richard Thorpe
      Producer
      Hal B. Wallis
      Screenwriter
      Allan Weiss
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 27, 1963, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 21, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 37m
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