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Age of Summer (2018)

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A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards of Hermosa Beach while juggling relationships and challenges in the summer of 1986.

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Bill Kiely
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Credited cast:
Peter Stormare ... The Rock God
Brian Van Holt ... The Yizz
Jonathan Daviss ... Mathis
Percy Hynes White ... Minnesota
Diarmaid Murtagh ... Tony
Kane Ritchotte ... Pots
Madeleine Wade ... Lydia
Jake Ryan ... Woods
Bryana Salaz Bryana Salaz ... Felice
Ryan Salazar ... Beachgoer
Charlotte Sabina ... Brooke
Sandra Hinojosa ... Jules
Sam Puefua ... Sefa
Mcabe Gregg ... Pans
Ryan Manick ... Surfer
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A determined teenage boy struggles to find acceptance within the Jr. Lifeguards of Hermosa Beach while juggling relationships and challenges in the summer of 1986.

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Inspired by the works of french new wave leading director Eric Rohmer, Pauline at the beach in particular. See more »

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Written by Colin Hay and Greg Ham
Performed by Colin Hay
Courtesy of Courtesy of Lazy Eye Records America, Inc.
& Compass Records
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Surf, sand, sun, and shallowness
17 April 2019 | by denny321See all my reviews

Judging by the high ratings (Two 10's? Really?) it looks like the filmmakers have been busy casting their votes here on IMDb. The cinematography is indeed quite good but everything else is fair at best, and quite often grossly deficient.

Starting with the tired old plotline of a kid from the Upper Midwest who's suddenly plopped into the So Cal cool zone (Side Out, Beverly Hills 90210, Tribes of Palos Verdes, et cetera, et cetera...), it begins by rehashing familiar stereotypes and then essentially goes nowhere. The paper-thinness of the characters is perfectly exemplified by the male lead, who nicknames himself "Minnesota" apparently to underscore his newbie-ness to one and all (we never do learn his real name). From there, we're treated to endlessly cringeworthy moments as our hapless, prepubescent-looking and implausibly naive hero tries desperately to be accepted by the "cool kids" while mooning over his unattainable heartthrob Brooke, who is not only "out of his league" as he puts it, but clearly out of his maturity level and seemingly out of his entire species.

The film is set in 1986, for no apparent reason - there isn't much to establish a mid-80s atmosphere, and there are a number of obvious, careless anachronisms (board shorts were not yet in vogue back then, tatted up guys were confined to trailer parks, and nobody had ever heard of a "fist bump"). All in all this has the feel of a vanity project by a writer/director who was most likely a hapless, androgynous Minnesota tweener among surf gods in 1986 Hermosa Beach himself.

But the real victim of this waste of good scenery - aside from the audience - is the LA County Junior Lifeguards, a truly worthwhile summer program that has taught vital beach and ocean skills to generations of kids. Here, it's depicted as a cliquish and exclusory group run by an abusive bully. If this movie were all I had to go on, I wouldn't let my kids anywhere near it.


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