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Surfer, Dude (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  5 September 2008 (USA)
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A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

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Steve Addington is the world's preeminent surfer - cool, laid back, stoned, shirtless and barefoot, living off endorsements for surfboards and trunks, paid in cash. In Malibu his endorsement contract has been bought by Eddie Zarno, a surfer turned businessman who wants Steve to record his moves for an electronic virtual reality game. Steve just wants to surf. While Zarno tries to change Steve's mind, the Pacific goes calm - there are no waves for days on end. Steve's attracted to Danni, recently fired by Zarno, but the lack of surfing drains him. Plus, he's low on dough. Will he sign with Zarno, get paid, and lose his self-respect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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"love and waves, that's what we need in these dark days."

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Comedy

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Rated R for pervasive drug use, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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5 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conquistando las olas  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,971 (USA) (5 September 2008)

Gross:

$36,497 (USA) (12 September 2008)
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Matthew's black and white striped shorts in the film are likely an homage to iconic big wave surfer Greg Noll, who was known for wearing similar "prison-striped" board shorts. See more »

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Jack Mayweather: Dude, you just harshed my morning mellow.
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This Is My Life
Written by Psideralica
Performed by Psideralica
Courtesy of RipTide Music, Inc.
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nice, understated, powerful in its own way
31 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gotta say I really liked it. A man trying to live his life on his own terms and holding strong to his unique kind of integrity. I guess our hero is kinda the last hippie. His life is totally opposite the lives of most of us. He surfs, and never works. Thing is, he is so cool that others find ways to make money off his adventures and his athletic prowess. He doesn't care, he just wants to surf. Finally the forces of commercialism and responsibility begin to close in. Ironically, this occurs at a time when the ocean stops making waves. Surfer Dudes world begins to crash down but he refuses to surrender.

This film reminded me of the Camus novel called the Stranger. If one refuses to conform or simply doesn't get conformity...prepare for a lot of love/hate relationships with others. Society can take only so much individual freedom before it eats its own.

This isn't a great movie but its a very good one for people who sometimes wonder wtf its all about anyhow. This is more like a good novel than a Hollywood movie. Twelve year olds and people with that mentality have no chance of understanding or enjoying.


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