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A Brokedown Melody explores the times, travels and experiences of a tribe of surfers who search for the spark of life and look to pass it on to the younger generation. The film follows ... See full summary »

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A Brokedown Melody explores the times, travels and experiences of a tribe of surfers who search for the spark of life and look to pass it on to the younger generation. The film follows swell through South America, Polynesia and Jamaica documenting the surfing and times of Kelly Slater, Jack Johnson, Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado and the Malloys. The title track is written & performed by Jack Johnson, who also showcases his surfing skills. Written by Tim Lynch

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A true visionary surf film
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen a whole lot of surf films and can honestly say that this is one of (if not the best surf film) ever made. Stunning cinematography, great use of 16mm film just help to complement the films great surfers. The great thing about this film is that you the viewer also get to see children of third world countries go out, break away from crime and enjoy the great sport. Between the the mix of pros and amatures surfing along with the occasional body surfing scenes just add on to an already stellar film. The surf soundtrack, much like The September Sessions is top notch. What else is there to say, if you like film, the ocean, or surfing go see it. When the only bad I can find about this film is that is tough to get, unless you order it offline, then you know it is a fantastic film that you should be watching instead of reading my review (thank you to whoever reads it)


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