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Momentum Generation (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 5 November 2018 (USA)
A group of teenagers in Hawaii enter the world of professional competitive surfing in the 1990s and rise to super stardom.
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Credited cast:
Jeannie Chesser Jeannie Chesser ... Self
Thomas DeLonge ... Self
Shane Dorian ... Self
Fletcher Dragge Fletcher Dragge ... Self
Sunny Garcia Sunny Garcia ... Self
Bob Hurley Bob Hurley ... Self
Peter King Peter King ... Self
Taylor Knox Taylor Knox ... Self
Jim Lindberg Jim Lindberg ... Self
Rob Machado ... Self
Al Merrick Al Merrick ... Self
Pat O'Connell Pat O'Connell ... Self
Mark Occhilupo Mark Occhilupo ... Self
Martin 'The Animal' Potter Martin 'The Animal' Potter ... Self
Kalani Robb ... Self
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For the first time in their careers, the core members of surfing's most legendary crew - including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams, Taylor Steele, and Pat O'Connell - have agreed to tell their story together, giving the filmmakers unprecedented access to their inner circle, and tens of thousands of hours of private archives. After leaving their families in their early teens to live crammed together in a house on the North Shore of Oahu, they courageously followed each other into Mother Nature's most dangerous waves - and when some of them didn't make it back to shore, together they found a way to mourn and adapt. Fueled by camaraderie - but even more so by a deep-seated competitiveness - this tight-knit crew became known as the "Momentum Generation" after being featured in Taylor Steele's groundbreaking films. They went on to win world titles, break records, and redefine the world's perception of the surfer, youth ...

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Deeply moving story of universal human experience and triumph over tragedy
13 December 2018 | by ShakeskierSee all my reviews

This is a truly extraordinary, deeply moving film. It beautifully portrays the intertwined paths that these young surfers take from innocent, playful (and of course mischievous) childhood to adulthood and deeper wisdom and truth. It leaves you realizing how the chaos of reality, when distilled to its essence by a creative soul, can be shaped into stories that far exceed fiction in their power and depth. The film portrays universal human experiences that revolve around but transcend surfing: triumphs that give you chills, friendships that define the true meaning of the term, follies that make you laugh out loud, tragedies and life lessons that bring tears to your eyes. If you're already a surfer, it will touch your heart in ways that you already understand on multiple levels. If you're not, it will make you want to experience the beauty of it. But above all, if you're alive in the modern world, it offers an inspirational and spiritually enlightening allegory for how to save your soul in a world that is far too obsessed with commercialism, competition, money, and material success. It's as cleansing as duck-diving through a sparkling wave and paddling out for a sunlit session of endless barrels (your eyes may be equally moist before it's over..). A spectacular, heartwarming achievement that enriches its viewers beyond words. Standing ovation!


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