Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chasing Mavericks: A Bumpy Ride

Once The Maverick was the abominable snowman of surfing. Few believed it existed.

This true story is about a boy who believed in the giant wave and who, with the help of his mentor, learned to ride the big one.

Gerard Butler is the mentor. Jonny Weston the boy, Jay Morarity, a California surfer, whose life was tough and who found joy riding the waves.

It's a touching and —spoiler alert — sad story and not for children. Still the glorious photography and appealing characters make it a fine flick for anyone with even a modicum of interest in this thrilling sport.

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