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Cast

Credited cast:
Scott Eastwood ... Ian McCormack
Cheryl Ladd ... Mrs. McCormack (Mom)
Patrick Lyster ... Mr. McCormack (dad)
Rachel Hendrix ... Anabel
Scott Mortensen Scott Mortensen ... Lachlan
Nikolai Mynhardt Nikolai Mynhardt ... Michael McCormack
Diana Vickers Diana Vickers ... Kim
Matt Bromley Matt Bromley ... Mark
Rosy Hodge Rosy Hodge ... Roxy
Shaun Payne Shaun Payne ... Free Surfer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riana Alfreds Riana Alfreds ... Rosy
Mehboob Bawa Mehboob Bawa ... Doctor
James Burke-Dunsmore James Burke-Dunsmore ... Jesus
Joseph Chinana Joseph Chinana ... Daniel
Nicholas Ellenbogen Nicholas Ellenbogen ... Bishop
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The Perfect wave is a LOVE STORY, with four key pillars, a young mans love for surfing, adventure, a mothers love for her son, a young man falling in love for the first time, Gods love. The film takes the audience on a journey, as our hero searches for his 'perfect wave'. The journey has many unexpected turns, and twists, as our hero falls in-love and loses his way, but as fate would have it, jealousy ensues, and seeking to reconcile our hero travels to Mauritius where one event changes his life forever. Written by Anonymous

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One man's journey for the ultimate adventure was beyond the ocean.


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Rated PG for thematic elements, an extended scene of peril, some suggestive material and brief language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 February 2014 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Die perfekte Welle See more »

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Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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All scenes set in the United States were shot in and around Cape Town, South Africa. See more »

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The road signs to Darwin showed the distance in miles. All Australian roadsigns show the distances in kilometers. See more »

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All Year Round
Written by Michael Getches
Performed by Research Material
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Surfer finds God
11 July 2014 | by ozziegreen2001See all my reviews

The film is a drawn out tale of a young man seeking to find the perfect wave but in the end finds a different kind of wave. Scott's character appeared aloof, as he should have, but it left the viewer unconvinced and unable to connect. His mother only laughed, cried, or prayed, leaving one with the sense Ian was really running away from the "perfect" family. While the cinematography was reminiscent of Endless Summer, showing superb footage of New Zealand, Australia, Bali/Indonesia, South Africa and Mauritius, and the first song set the tone early on with the waves, and made sense, the overly-loud musical interludes distract the viewer away from the plot. The characters were clumsy and the timing of some of their lines appeared forced and wooden. Ian, spoke without an accent, yet the car pulling into the family's driveway with a foreign license plate gave away that they were not in America, yet it isn't revealed where he lived until after the second act. Some parts, such as when Ian got stung were over-dramatized and drawn out too long, or his mother getting a sense that something was wrong with her son, with no explanation as to why or how, or praying on end, while the important parts, such as the "breakup," which were never seen, left the viewer guessing about Ian's friendship with Anabel, or how he is unaware of her relationship with the brother-in-law whom he was previously friends with. Unsure who the intended audience is, but this isn't a surf movie. While the main message is thought provoking, the movie leaves one asking a lot of questions, but ultimately leaves one with, "Why did I watch this movie?"


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