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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Gerard Butler
Jonny Weston
Elisabeth Shue
Directors
Michael Apted
Curtis Hanson
Screenwriters
Michael Apted
Curtis Hanson
Running Time
116 minutes

Chasing Mavericks
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Chasing Mavericks

Plot
Jay Moriarity (Weston) harbours dreams of riding the world's biggest wave. Under the tough-love guidance of mentor Frosty Hesson (Butler), he works to make his dream a reality.


Verdict
Writer/director team Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted deliver a surprisingly tepid tale that becomes cheesier and cheesier the closer it gets to its predictable payoff.


Reviewed by Simon Braund

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