14 August 2015 | capone666
The Vidiot Reviews.....
When a woman says that she's riding the crimson wave it doesn't mean she's a sunrise surfer.
Mind your, the middle-aged mom in this dramedy could be the exception.
When her son Angelo (Brenton Thwaites) drops out of college to pursue his writing and surf aspirations on the West Coast, Jackie (Helen Hunt) takes a hiatus from her editing job to keep an eye on him.
In California she starts taking surf lessons from Ian (Luke Wilson) and discovers a new side to herself apart from her son's post-secondary life choices.
Free to explore, Angelo also finds his rebellious view on education may not be the best option for his art.
From its superficial self-discovery script to its stock surfing shots, this vanity project from writer/director Helen Hunt does little to showcase any noteworthy talents beyond her established acting ability.
Nevertheless, surfer parents sound way less involved than helicopter parents.