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Review for Chasing Mavericks PG Drama 1:57
by  John Thielking
10-30-12

Chasing Mavericks is a docu-drama about the early career of surfing legend Jay Moriarity and his mentoring by Frosty Hesson.  Frosty meets Jay as a young boy when he has to pull him from the water after Jay gets swept off the rocks by a big wave.  Later on Jay wants Frosty to teach him how to surf the big waves at Mavericks.  The big waves are a legend and a closely guarded secret among a small group of surfers in Santa Cruz, CA, USA. Four stars.

This movie ranks as being nonviolent because there are only 9 violent scenes in it. These include: a kid gets swept off a cliff by a big wave, a boy breaks a car mirror with a bat, two men get into a brawl, there is a story about falling off of a big wave, a man attacks another man in a restaurant, a woman dies from a stroke, there is a scene of the aftermath of a man destroying some kitchen cabinets, there are a lot of dejected surfers and broken boards when the amateurs try to surf Mavericks and there is a story of a man's death.  There is no smoking in this movie.

The previews include a violent commercial, somewhat violent previews for Parental Guidance and 42, a violent preview for the too violent movie Life Of Pi and nonviolent previews for Smurfs 2, Lincoln and Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away.

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