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Chasing Mavericks

Seasoned surfer Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) is reluctant to mentor a budding boarder, but Jay Moriarity (Jonny Weston) is persistent. Eventually the older man helps the teen prepare to tackle the biggest waves in Northern California, known as Mavericks. This movie is based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 117
Theater Release: 26 Oct 2012
Video Release: 25 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Chasing Mavericks is rated PG: for thematic elements and some perilous action.

Director: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson
Cast: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer
Studio: 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for Chasing Mavericks.

Detailed Review

Those who know about real life surfer Jay Moriarty know how this movie ends. For those who don’t, I’m not giving it away. Despite criticism from some… 
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Why Is Chasing Mavericks Rated PG?

Violence: A child nearly drowns. A man lies about his whereabouts to his wife.… 
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