Sunday, July 6, 2014
DVD Review - The Perfect Summer
About the DVD
Sometimes you have to find the courage to make some waves. In The Perfect Summer, fatherless teenager Jake (Adam Horner) was happy living in Chicago, until his mother (Sydney Penny) decided 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.
My Take on the DVD
This was an uplifting and heart-warming story that will make you come back for more in the end. I really enjoyed watching the movie with my kids and the message it shares is definitely family friendly and one that I want my kids to learn in their own lives. While I really did not know most of the actors, the movie was still strong and the acting admirable. In the end though for me, it was the overall message and take-away that I enjoyed most in the movie itself, and I believe that any family will find this to be true also!
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