Saturday, July 19, 2014
About the Movie:
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.
We watched this for a family fun night. We must admit that Jason Castro being in it was the draw for us! He has been a long time favorite of our since his American Idol days. He was cast in the perfect role for him, we only wish he was in it more!
This was a good, family friendly movie. The Grandfather hadn't had much of a relationship with his daughter while she was younger, due to alcoholism. The movie does a great job of reconciling their relationship and building the one with Jake and his grandfather as well. We can guess that Grandfather is a Christian as he spends quite a bit of time at church. There isn't anything pushy toward the viewers and it definitely can be enjoyed by those who aren't Christian as well.
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