Written August 25, 2016
I'll admit that I went to this film to watch Gerard Butler, but I fell in love with Jonny Weston's Jay Moriarty. It's tough to imagine another young actor with the ability to show such innocence, pain, wisdom and sheer youthful joy so naturally. He becomes Jay Moriarty and when we see a short video clip of Jay at the end of the film, the personification is seamless. Both Weston's and Butler's athleticism is impressively showcased in this film, Butler's probably the more impressive because of his lack of experience before this film as well as his age (41 ain't OLD, but it's late to start learning to surf). All the performances were excellent, particularly Abigail Spencer and Elisabeth Shue. Others have said it, the surf and surfing footage is some of the most breathtaking ever filmed. My husband actually put on his jacket in the theater about halfway through the film -- you FEEL the cold from the characters spending so many long hours in the Pacific. Family suitable. GO SEE IT!
Written June 27, 2016
Loved this movie and will purchase when out in DVD. Great for kids and adults. My teenage girls loved it (cute boy) and the storyline is very good.
Written August 24, 2016
This is movie is GOOD! Go see it... hint, hint: take tissues in with you! Loved it and have watched it twice! Looked awesome on the big screen but will definitely add it to my 'water'
Written August 28, 2016
Excellent movie! QUESTION FOR MAVERICKS LOCALS Hi there. Did anybody notice when Jay was walking down the cliffs to the beach the fenced off bldg on cliffs that looked like and observitory??? to the best of my knowledge back in the 70;s that bldg was not there. Is there a bldg on the cliffs today that looks like an observatory, or was that scene shot somewhere else? Thanks, Kim
Written October 27, 2012
I didn't know anything about the real story and I still enjoyed the movie. Where I had friends who knew actually knew Frosty and surfed in the presence of Jay and they reacted to the movie in a positive way more than I.
There were a few campy parts (5th pillar reference for example) but over all it was nice to see local areas and enjoy a movie about surfing. It isn't deep. It's not life changing, but you might want to watch a few more surfing movies after this one has gotten you into the mood.