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Experience the world through a child's eyes as a family explores different cultures around the globe while surfing along the way.


Jess Bianchi




Credited cast:
Aamion Goodwin Aamion Goodwin ... Self
Daize Goodwin Daize Goodwin ... Self
Given Goodwin Given Goodwin ... Self
True Goodwin True Goodwin ... Self


GIVEN is the story of a legacy that takes one unique family on an adventure from their home in Kauai around the world. Told through the memories of a child, Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle.

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Nothing worth watching here
25 March 2019 | by dlewis-38269See all my reviews

This was a surprise, it is unusual you find a surf film on Netflix, however it didn't take long until it was clear that this was a total pretentious load of BS. I am an artist and surfer and therefore it should have been the audience it was seeking, but it is one of the most self indulgent pieces of film making I have ever seen!! I was immediately patronised by the formula. A family travels around the world and gets their child to narrate with a very weak legend of a big fish in the ocean. It had no message, it is just a self absorbed vehicle to pay for the family to travel the world and surf. The child had no choice of going where his family chose, therefore no authority on the experience. He will most likely totally forget about it by the time he is in his teenage, or adult life. It would have been worth watching if, it had been about a terminally sick person, making the most of their final months on this planet, giving wisdom on the life and beautiful splendour of life and our planet. This is just a blatant attempt to pay for their lifestyle of travelling around doing what they like with little consideration to the cultures they meet. It is an insult of a film, to pay for their lifestyle, we literally learn nothing, no political statement, nothing. Don't waste your time!

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12 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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