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Surf’s Up

Have you ever wondered who invented surfing? You may be surprised to learn the sport was first practiced amongst penguins! And you can learn all about it, as well as take a firsthand look at the Penguin World Surfing Championship in this groundbreaking, computer-animated mockumentary. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 07 Jun 2007
Video Release: 08 Oct 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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Surf’s Up is rated PG: for mild language and some rude humor.

Cast: Brian Benben, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Jane Krakowski
Studio: 2007 Columbia Pictures

Detailed Review

Not since Dick Van Dyck and a waddle of animated penguins soft-shoed their way across the set in Mary Poppins have the tuxedoed birds seen so much screen time.… 
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Why Is Surf’s Up Rated PG?

During interviews for the documentary, family tensions between Cody and his mom and brother become… 
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Although Cody is able to manage the waves in Antarctica, he chokes when it comes… 
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