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As always, I’m on the lookout for family-friendly entertainment. Quite honestly, most of what is available on Netflix isn’t fit for the whole family to watch together. So I always appreciate the opportunity to preview new films and share them with you. Today I’d like to share my thoughts on one of the latest movies we have watched as a family – The Perfect Summer.
About The Perfect Summer
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.
Heidi Says . . .
This is pretty much the perfect family-friendly film for summertime viewing! If you find yourself with some time indoors this summer – maybe on a down day or a rainy one – I’d highly recommend gathering the family and viewing this film together.
The storyline was sweet and something that you can find yourself easily relating too. The characters are endearing. I especially enjoyed the portrayals by Sydney Penny and Eric Roberts. I also really enjoyed seeing Jason Castro acting in the film (love his songs!)
Topics that are relevant to today’s culture – such as bullying – play a part in the film as well. So, you’ll find yourself with many conversation starters when the film is over. I think that’s an important part of family-friendly films.
Check out the trailer:
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