Grind is a 2003 comedy, a coming-of-age film about four friends who just graduated high school and want to have one last summer adventure before the reality of being an adult sets in and to try and reach their ultimate goal of skateboarding professionally. The guys' plan to initially impress pro-skateboarder Jimmy Wilson fails when he comes to their hometown for a demo, so they decide to follow him on tour and create their own team to get noticed. Along the way, they grow as friends, learn about themselves, and learn where they should really be heading in their post-grad lives. They travel across the country, finding trouble, temptation, love and lust, ecstasy, and misadventure.
Grind isn't appropriate for small children. The sophomoric humor of the film is reflected in its young characters, who mature along with the jokes as the story progresses. The tricks, and the pranks, that the crew of friends pull off also get better, and bigger, as the movie goes on, culminating in some moves that would even put the riders at the X-Games to shame.
- Mike Vogel, Colin McKay, Vince Vieluf, Adam Brody, Joey Kern
- Warner Bros. Pictures
- Casey La Scala, Casey Lascala