The Perfect Summer ~ CFDb Movie Review
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.
If you’re a teenager, you’ll really LOVE this one, and anyone that loves surfing, and even those that enjoy a good triumphing over evil story. We enjoyed this film, had some great moments in it.
Here are a few things I enjoyed:
- “Too Hard” is NOT a reason to quit. (I really wish we all, as Christians especially, would eliminate those words from our vocabulary. Those are words that Jesus would never say.
- Live every day to the fullest. (Another quality trait of Jesus that we should follow)
- The man you become tomorrow is the man you choose to be today (I can almost hear Jesus saying these words too. Let that one sink in for awhile and let our every decision be made with the thought of the outcome and the future of that one decision. We reap what we sow.)
- And last, but certainly not least, Celebrate Recovery group is brought into this one. These groups really do help a lot of people. It’s always God that gives us the victory, but we are supposed to help one another…bear each others burdens. Accountability is HUGE! If you are struggling over an addiction in your life, I want to encourage you to take the step to join one of these groups. Then you can use your victory to help others who are still struggling.
This film is out on DVD this month so don’t forget to get your DVD this month.
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