Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson
Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue
The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity. When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.
This is a men's version of a LifeTime movie. It really is. This is a men's feel good movie. You know it is one of those movies that you know is going to have an uplifting happy ending. The movie tells the story of how one man over comes his obstacles while teaching a younger one how to surf and be a man. It is one of those movies. Not that it is a bad thing, it just was not my thing.
The movie looked good, and the story was pretty good. The acting in the movie was good. It was nice to see Elisabeth Shue in a movie again. It is a surfing movie. If you do not like watching surfing or surfing itself, then you may not like this movie. I'm not a fan of surfing at all, so that is partly why I did not enjoy it. There are a lot of scenes of people surfing in the movie, which just bored me to tears.
If you like surfing, you should watch this movie.
This is a movie for surfing fans. The scenes of the beach and ocean are beautiful. This just was a movie for me, but I'm sure that many out there will like it. Enjoy.
Chasing Mavericks (2012) Trailer