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"Legends Start Somewhere"

Chasing Mavericks is a film about a young surfing prodigy Jay, who dreams to ride the big waves.It is a movie the whole family can enjoy together in the growth of one gifted young who seeks out help from the expertise of a surfing legend Frosty Hesson in training him to survive the Maverick, or very LARGE wave. Frosty happens to be a neighbor which is how they met. Jay watches Frosty and his friends conquer the huge waves from a cliff and only lets them know hes there when they've finished hooting and hollering his approval at their mastery.

Jay begs Frosty to teach him more about Mavericks which only hit the coast of California every few years. However Frosty does not agree to help Jay at first. He says that Jay is not old enough nor strong enough to handle the massive waves. Frosty is not even willing at first to train Jay to ride the massive waves but Jay is very persistent and with the encouragement of Jay's mother. Frosty does start to mentor Jay to ride the massive waves and they then eventually begin to form a very strong relationship as Jay has not heard from his own father in years Frosty becomes more of a father figure and idol to Jay than anything else.

Jay conquers his emotions through being bullied by townees who tease and taunt about his relationship with Frosty, his mother who seems to lay around and borrow money constantly, and his wayward friends who do not seem to approve of Jay's passion and dreams to ride the mavericks. Even being told that he will get himself killed trying to ride these massive waves Jay pushed himself to take on his dream of riding them. Though it does not seem possible to ignore his childhood crush Kim. Frosty's lessons on the mavericks become as much about life lessons as much as about the waves and how to ride them and survive.

Jay becomes a true legend when he conquers some of the biggest waves int he world. This movie is based on a true story of legend Jay Moriarty who died at the age of 22 in a car accident. The story is a remarkable one about strength and growth and where two lives are ultimately transformed.

| 2012 | 1 hr 56 min | 7.2/10 | 45/100
Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer
Walden Media
Curtis Hanson, Michael Apted

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Chasing Mavericks | Official Trailer 1 | 20th Century FOX|2:25

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