G | 87 min | Saturday, April 22, 2000
The Disney Channel Original Movie, Rip Girls, stars Camilla Belle and Dwier Brown as a teenager and her father who visit Hawaii and fall in love with the tropical paradise. The father surprisingly reveals to the girl (Sydney) that she has inherited a large part of an island, as well as telling her about her deceased mother. When a hotel chain attempts to purchase the island and do away with the public beaches, Sydney has some tough choices to make, including considering her father's wishes, who is all for taking the money and running.
Rip Girls was filmed entirely in Queensland, Australia, and the cinematography is breathtaking. The film, although touching on "adult" decisions, is still generally mindless, innocent fun, a Disney trademark.
Camilla Belle, in her first leading film role, sparkles as the innocent, eyes-wide-open Sydney. She is thoroughly believable in every scene, and proved she is absolutely an actress to keep an eye on.
Disney Movie Rating:
79.75 out of 100. Total of 278 votes.
Rip Girls Trailer
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