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Still shot from the movie: Chasing Mavericks.

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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Danielle says: Nov. 07, 2012

Loved this film! Saw it with a girlfriend but will definitely take my 10 and 9 year-old boys to see it. Very good messages included here regarding discipline, safety and being prepared for life. Additionally helping other people and kids having positive adult role models in their lives that they can trust. I don’t get the D- rating re; drugs/alcohol. Yes, drug dealing is shown but it is portrayed negatively. In one scene the boy threw out his mom’s alcoholic drink after smelling it. The drug activity by the boy’s friend was frowned upon by the boy himself, even when he was under peer pressure. I think this is a good lesson for our kids. Who needs drugs when you can get a natural high off competing in athletics? It also depicts how to tell your friend he’s ruining his life with drugs. I give this movie an A!

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