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Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, India, and Ireland in combination with a wide range of styles of guitar music. Surfers in the film include Kelly Slater and Shane Dorian. Written by Panda

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Eye and ear candy. A treat.
7 December 2004 | by (Iowa City, Iowa) – See all my reviews

Even if you don't surf, the music and beautiful cinematography in this film will draw you in and make you feel good. The film follows then virgin filmmaker Jack Johnson and his friends on a surf trip around the globe, beginning where they first set foot on a surf board, and circling back to end there as well.

This film was co-produced by brothers Chris and Emit Malloy, makers of the film "Out Cold." Their excellent taste in editing, as well as Johnson's sharp eye for a good shot, provide a unique experience. The soundtrack combines tracks from established artists like G. Love and Special Sauce as well as some of the first recorded works of Jack Johnson's music career.

The extras on the DVD are enough to justify buying it--smart, funny commentary and an unreleased music video of an acoustic version of Johnson's "Holes to Heaven" are highlights.

In short, this movie encapsulates much of what is good about surfing, symbolizing growing up, but not really ever growing up. This is a great first film for Johnson.

Eye and ear candy. A treat.


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