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Beautiful Wave (2011)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama | 2011 (USA)
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In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing -- and a family secret as well.


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Lynn Salt (story & screenplay), David Mueller (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimee Teegarden ... Nicole
Patricia Richardson ... Sue
Ben Milliken ... Jeff
Alicia Ziegler ... Kayla
David Thomas Jenkins ... Danny
Lance Henriksen ... Jimmy Davenport / Baja Man
Helen Slater ... Jane - Nicole's Mother
Bart Johnson ... Jerry - Jeff's Dad
Wilmer Calderon ... Captain Quintero
Brian Guest ... Trace - Frat Boy #1
Matthew Alan ... Blake - Frat Boy #2
Alexander Roos Alexander Roos ... Royce - Frat Boy #3
Brie Gabrielle ... Kristi - Surf Girl #1
Morgan Davis Morgan Davis ... Angie - Surf Girl #2
Will Morales ... Antonio - Soldier #1


Nicole, a shy New York City high school student, is still mourning the drowning death of her beloved dad. But when Nicole is sent to California to spend the summer with the free-spirited grandmother she barely knows, she'll learn a shocking family secret she yearns to understand. Now on a quest to Baja, Mexico to discover herself, Nicole will find friendship, romance, the thrill and healing power of surfing, and a link to her late father that could change her life forever. Written by JRemingtonW

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The further you go from home, the closer you come to finding yourself.


Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug use, unsettling images and brief strong language


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Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ビューティフル・ウェーブ See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Not a film for the boys!
24 May 2012 | by janedo456See all my reviews

Saw this on Sky Premiere when it was on. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon and I have to say I quite enjoyed it. The film is slow going to start with and there's no way around that - too many montages and too little dialogue, not enough pace - but, there's enough there to keep you in and by the end of the film there's a sweet emotional pay off. Nicely shot, good soundtrack of bands and a gentle almost old fashioned score. The film just sort of rolls over you.

I noticed that a lot of the negative reviews have come from guys which just goes to show that it's a chick flick! Cute boys and a teenage girl (who doesn't get even remotely naked - sorry) on a journey of self discovery... Yep - a film for girls. And, actually, I'm not even certain that this is a film for teenage girls as there's something very nostalgic about the ending of the movie. It's a movie for women... Could double with The Private Lives of Pippa Lee or How To Make An American Quilt... The cast are all watchable and Lance Henriksen is fabulous as Jimmy. One for a rainy Sunday afternoon definitely!

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