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Teegarden Makes A Splash In "Beautiful Wave"

16 May 2012 12:21 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

The Anchor Bay Entertainment Blu-ray release of director David Mueller's 2011 surfing drama "Beautiful Wave" is now available, starring Aimee Teegarden ("Friday Night Lights").

The 'coming of age story' follows " teen’s journey in search of her future, herself and the healing power of a beautiful wave :

"...'Nicole', a shy New York City high school student still mourning the drowning death of her beloved dad, is sent to California to spend the summer with the free-spirited grandmother she barely knows. Now on a quest to Baja Mexico, Nicole will discover friendship, romance, the thrill of surfing, and a link to her late father that could change her life forever."

Also starring are Patricia Richardson ("Home Improvement"), Ben Milliken ("Blue Crush 2'), Alicia Ziegler ('Wildfire') and Lance Henriksen ("Aliens").

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- Michael Stevens

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Surfing Drama "Beautiful Wave" Drowns Viewers in Blandness

15 May 2012 6:55 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

After Soul Surfer, 2011’s heavy-handed Christian drama about a surfer whose faith carries her from the hospital bed after a shark attack and back into the water proved watchable, a less overbearing film like Beautiful Wave, about a girl coming of age while immersing herself in surf culture, seemed like it might have struck upon the proper mix of saccharine and lighthearted drama. Instead, ironically enough, it lacks soul. David Mueller’s film has nothing to it whatsoever. It’s a bland, flavorless film where everything is so understated as to be ineffectual. The budding romance, the predictable happenstances, and the clumsy “heartfelt” reunion tying it off with a neat little bow arrive on the screen as if according to a checklist of coming of age drama clichés.



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