Miracle Beach (1992)

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A romantic comedy set in the Southern California beach scene. Down on his luck, Scotty McKay becomes the master of a very lonely genie, who brings him wealth, power and true love. Miracles can happen!

Film Overview
"Miracle Beach" is a 1992 American fantasy comedy film directed by Skott Snider. The movie features an ensemble cast consisting of Dean Cameron, Ami Dolenz, Felicity Waterman, Brian Perry, Alexis Arquette, and Pat Morita. The light-hearted movie provides a lovely take on the classic 'genie in a bottle' theme with a romantic twist.

Plot Summary
The movie revolves around the protagonist, Scotty McKay (Dean Cameron), a down-on-his-luck beach bum who gets evicted and loses his task. He finds solace in his 3 buddies - Lars (Alexis Arquette), a web surfer with dedication issues; Willie (Brian Perry), a weight-lifting enthusiast with a soft heart; and Beach Patrol's Duke (Vincent Schiavelli), a harmless misfit continuously chasing his dream woman. The circumstance takes a miraculous turn when Scotty discovers a genie named Jeannie (Ami Dolenz) in a bottle cleaned up on the beach.

Unexpected Miracle
As the trope goes, Jeannie can approve Scotty 3 wishes. Scotty, with his luck searching for, finds himself enjoying the world of glamour, wealth, and beautiful ladies. However, it isn't until the constantly cheerful and encouraging Jeannie makes a heartfelt confession of her love for Scotty that he understands his blossoming sensations for her.

Dispute and Resolution
The plot deepens when Scotty's final wish causes unintentional effects, triggering Jeannie to disappear. This leaves Scotty in deep remorse and invites an important self-questioning about his genuine desire and the worth of true love over materialistic temptations. Figured out to set things right, Scotty starts an objective to recover Jeannie's heart.

His pursuit to make amends and his earnest long for Jeannie's love to be reciprocated cause a twist in the story. With a little assistance from his good friends and Mentor (Pat Morita), an older genie, Scotty handles to find Jeannie and proclaims his love for her, causing a genuine and captivating resolution.

Style and Conclusion
"Miracle Beach" gracefully weaves a tale of romantic discovery through the lens of an unconventional fantasy-comedy plot. The storyline is filled with humor, romance, and a long-lasting message-- that real love and joy can not be emerged through supernatural ways, however should be found within oneself. Through a lively, beachy setting, the movie successfully checks out and promotes the values of companionship, love, and the awareness of one's real desires.

By the closing credits, Scotty is no longer the aimless beach bottom however a male changed by love. Through its easy yet effective narrative, "Miracle Beach" leaves an enduring message highlighting the significance of being careful for what one long for, leading the audience to reconsider the true significance of success and joy.

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