Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Now Available on DVD–Beautiful Wave, Starring Aimee Teegarden and Patricia Richardson (Review)


 Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”, Prom, Scream 4) stars as Nicole, a shy New York City high school student still mourning the drowning death of her beloved dad. But when Nicole is sent to California to spend the summer with the free-spirited grandmother she barely knows, she’ll learn a shocking family secret she yearns to understand. Now on a quest to Baja Mexico, Nicole will discover friendship, romance, the thrill of surfing, and a link to her late father that could change her life forever. Patricia Richardson (“Home Improvement”), Ben Milliken (Blue Crush 2), Alicia Ziegler (“Wildfire”), and Lance Henriksen (Scream 3) co-star in this coming of age story of one teen’s journey in search of her future, herself and the healing power of a BEAUTIFUL WAVE. 

My Thoughts:

I love Indie films, and was excited to have the opportunity to view this movie.  I am not a huge fan of surfing, but love watching surfers catch that great way and show their true artistry on the board, as they maneuver through the wave.  But, if you are expecting to see a lot of surfing, then don’t pick up this movie. Instead of being a surfer movie, which one may presume based on the title, it is instead a heartwarming coming of age film about a young girl who is sent to live with her grandmother for a summer, after the loss of her father.  Through new friendships and surfing, she is able to begin to heal, find love and build relationships and friendships that will help guide her on her journey in life.

It was nice to see Patricia Richardson in the film, as I hadn’t seen her on television or in films since her run on the hit family show, Home Improvement.  And, it was the first time I saw Aimee Teegarden act.  She impressed me and really made you feel for her character, and wish only the best for her, while he grieved over the loss of her father.

This would definitely make for a great family night film, or sleepover film for your tweens/teens.  My guilty pleasure are Indie films and this was really impressed and entertained me.  


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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this film from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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