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 anyon... Read More
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.
Run Time: 120 Minutes
- Product type: Video
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Jun 3, 2014
- UPC: 818728010504
- Runtime: 120 min.
- Language: English
- Volumes/Discs: 0
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- A great family movie by Jennifer on 10/16/2014
My husband and I watched it together one night after the children were in bed so we could see if we thought it was a good fit for them. We were pleasantly surprised. The story line was perfectly fine for them and it has a great message of it doesn't matter if you win, but it matters how hard you try! I don’t know about you, but that is a message we are always trying to teach our children.
The movie also has a great sense of family togetherness.
There is not a strong overtone of Christianity in the film, but the father does talk about going to church quite a bit. It also shows a scene of him conducting a Celebrate Recovery meeting and he has a talk with his grandson about why he (the grandson) has given up on God after the death of his father.
I was concerned about modesty since it is a surfing movie. The main teenage character is also a surfer, however, she is always in full surf style shirts and shorts. You do see the occasional bikini in the background, but it is not right in the main focus of the scene.
I was also fearful of the possibility of teenage romance, but it wasn't overly played out. It was obvious that they were attracted to each other, and there was one scene where the main female character kissed the teenage boy before he went out to surf. The mother also goes on a date with her boss, but it was kept very clean as well.
We did allow our children to watch the movie and they really enjoyed it. We have referred back to it a couple of times when one of them wanted to give up on something they were trying to accomplish. That is probably the best part of the movie….never give up, no matter how hard something is!