133 user 5 critic

SPF-18 (2017)

1:20 | Trailer
18-year-old Penny Cooper spent years pining for Johnny Sanders Jr., but when a mysterious musician shows up on the beach, Penny is torn.


Alex Israel


Alex Israel (story by), Michael Berk (story by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Carson Meyer ... Penny Cooper
Noah Centineo ... Johnny Sanders Jr.
Bianca A. Santos ... Camilla Barnes (as Bianca Santos)
Jackson White ... Ash Baker
Sean Russel Herman ... Steve Galmarini
Rosanna Arquette ... Faye Cooper
Molly Ringwald ... Linda Sanders
Goldie Hawn ... Narrator
Gregory Harris Gregory Harris ... Jeff
J.D. Hinton ... Eliot Webb (as James David Hinton)
Julianna Robinson ... Eliot's Assistant
Juan Monsalvez Juan Monsalvez ... Carlos
Victoria Bruno ... Touristy Teen
Steven Cox ... Surfer Bro
Keanu Reeves ... Self - Keanu Reeves


Five high school grads on the cusp of adulthood have their summer of discovery while surfing and house-sitting at Keanu Reeves' elegant beach house. Penny seeks to finally lose her virginity with Johnny. Johnny, in the wake of his father's death, wants to make a choice between art school and surfing. Cousin Camilla wants to be taken seriously. Country singer-guitarist Ash wants to be himself. Suspended surfer Steve wants to find his place on the beach. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Don't Get Burned


Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material, nudity, language and some drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Noah Centineo replaced Jake T. Austin as Jesus Adams Foster in The Fosters (2013). Bianca A. Santos played Jesus's girlfriend, Lexi Rivera, and they worked together for a few episodes. See more »


When Sundown Records are watching the YouTube video the gang made, the assistant of Eliot Webb (Sundown Records executive) reports that they had to "close down comments" on the video. This would not be possible as they did not post it on their own YouTube account and would not have access to Penny Coopers. See more »


Camilla Barnes: Somebody call a doctor, because this house is sick!
See more »


References The Matrix (1999) See more »


I Love Video
Written by Leo Carrier, Gilbert Lucien Nino
Performed by New Paradise
See more »

User Reviews

My eyes are bleeding
2 November 2017 | by anavodnik-57709See all my reviews

This must have been one of the worst... "things" I have seen in a long time. Calling it a movie would even be offensive to a really bad movie.

First of all the weird voice over sounds like someone forced their mom to read lines they had come with 2 minutes earlier, which would actually in a way be a good thing because it would be the ONLY logical explanation to why she makes everything sound so painfully awkward. And I just cannot NOT address the fact that Molly Ringwald plays the mom, I mean I have seen desperation amongst once famous actors but she has just taken the crown. Not to mention that the script is so bad it makes you wanna rip your hair out. Overall SPF-18 looks like it could have easily been made by middle schoolers and the fact that anyone would call this piece of crap an actual movie hurts my intelligence.

Since this catastrophic piece of "film making" was Alex Israel's directorial debut I'm guessing we wont be seeing cinematic masterpieces from him any time soon. Goes to show that getting a bunch of fairly good looking yet extremely mediocre actors and placing them in a luxurious environment does not necessarily make a good movie, or you know, in this case a movie at all.

42 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 133 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official Site





Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SPF-18 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alex Israel See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed