Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Perfect Summer DVD

About the Film

In The Perfect Summer, fatherless teenager Jake (Adam Horner) is happy living in Chicago, until his mother (Sydney Penny) decides to uproot them to a small surfing town where her estranged father (Eric Roberts), Jake's grandfather, lives. The transition isn't easy for anyone and it seems everywhere he goes, Jake manages to make enemies, including the town bully, Tyler (JD Banks), who doesn't like the new interloper or his interest in young surfing prodigy, Kayla (Katie Garfield). Stuck in the beach town with no friends and no knowledge of surfing, Jake has nowhere to turn until Cody (Jason Castro), the local surf shop owner, reveals that Jake's grandfather is a surf legend. Tired of feeling like an outcast, Jake asks Lou to teach him about surfing. Jake learns to face his fears, push through inhibitions and realizes that winning the respect of his new peers - and Katie's heart - might mean facing the biggest challenge of his life.

The Perfect Summer movie was a perfect thing to watch while passing the 20 hours on the train to my parents a few weeks ago.  It is a wonderful movie and the message is so real and geared toward teens and fitting in.  Overcoming would be a good one word theme summery that best fits this movie.  It is a movie that will draw you in, especially if you enjoy the life of water, surfing, etc.  There is a few brief scenes of bullying and fighting, but no there wasn't any bad language (which turns me off; you can say something and get your point across without using language) or nudity.  The action and characters were superb.  I loved how Kayla and Grandpa took Tyler under their wing and befriended him.  I don't have enough thumbs to put up for this one.  It is an excellent choice of a family wholesome movie. 

Visit Perfect Summer website here.

A copy of this dvd was provided in exchange for my honest review by Edify Media

bird n leaves page divider photo birdandleavesline.gif

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for adding a Scrap of your Life.