Beautiful Wave

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  • PG-13
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.0  (617)

Beautiful Wave is a 2011 coming-of-age drama set against the picturesque backdrop of California's beaches. The film follows a spirited high school graduate, Nicole (played by Aimee Teegarden), who embarks on a road trip from her hometown in Arizona to California with her estranged father, Ross (portrayed by Ben Milliken). Nicole's main motivation for the trip is to reconnect with her mother, who left her family years earlier to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, the father-daughter duo surfs famed California spots, including Malibu and Santa Cruz. As they travel, they discover much about themselves, each other, and the nature of family and forgiveness.

The film boasts stunning cinematography and breathtaking ocean vistas that heighten the emotional impact of Nicole's journey. It also features a standout performance from Teegarden, who delivers a nuanced portrayal of a young woman grappling with the complexities of growing up, letting go, and finding her place in the world.

Nicole's coming-of-age story is complemented by compelling subplots involving the other characters she meets on her trip. Patricia Richardson shines as a wise woman who takes Nicole under her wing and teaches her about the power of love and compassion. Milliken's Ross is also a complex character, struggling with demons of his own as he tries to connect with his daughter.

The soundtrack is a highlight of the film, featuring a mix of indie and classic rock songs that capture the laid-back, sun-drenched vibe of California's surf culture. The music underscores the nostalgia and sense of freedom Nicole experiences as she embarks on her journey of self-discovery.

Beautiful Wave is a heartwarming and poignant film that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to find their place in the world or reconcile with loved ones. It's a perfect summer movie that captures the spirit of adventure, friendship, and family that defines the beach lifestyle. Whether you are a surfer or just a lover of great storytelling, Beautiful Wave is a movie that will leave you feeling moved and inspired.

Beautiful Wave is a 2011 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (617)