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"Live Fast... Play Hard... Die Laughing..."
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.9  (13,264)
  • 30

Grind is a 2003 American skateboarding comedy film directed by Casey La Scala and written by Ralph Sall. The movie follows four friends, Eric, Matt, Dustin, and Sweet Lou, who dream of becoming professional skateboarders. They embark on a road trip across the country to participate in a skateboarding competition known as the "The Holy Grail" of skateboarding.

Adam Brody, who played the role of Eric, is a talented skateboarder who is known for his technical skills. However, he lacks the confidence to pursue his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder. Joey Kern played the role of Matt, the group's loose cannon who has a passion for skateboarding but is also known for his wild antics. Mike Vogel played the role of Sweet Lou, the group's manager and a former skateboarder himself.

The movie starts at a skateboarding competition where the friends fail to qualify. Disappointed and frustrated, they watch a video of their idol, Jimmy Wilson, who will be attending "The Holy Grail" competition. They decide to embark on a journey to attend the competition in Los Angeles, California where they hope to meet their idol and showcase their skateboarding skills.

On their way to California, they encounter a series of mishaps that test their friendship and determination. They also meet a group of girls who are traveling to California to attend a music festival. The girls' van breaks down, and the boys agree to give them a ride. As they journey towards their destination, they stop at various skate parks where they bond with other skateboarders and showcase their skills.

As they reach their destination, they manage to sneak into "The Holy Grail" competition and impress Jimmy Wilson with their skills. However, they fail to win the competition, and their dreams of becoming professional skateboarders seem dashed. They return home, but their journey has taught them the importance of friendship, determination, and pursuing their dreams.

The movie is a heartwarming and fun-filled adventure that captures the spirit of skateboarding culture. It explores themes of friendship, perseverance, and the power of chasing one's dreams. The film also features popular skateboarders such as Bam Margera, Ryan Sheckler, and Jason Acuna, who make cameo appearances.

The cinematography in the movie captures the excitement and thrill of skateboarding with impressive skateboarding scenes and well-captured visuals. The soundtrack is upbeat and features catchy skate punk and rock music, which complements the overall tone of the movie.

The acting performances in the movie are impressive, especially Adam Brody's portrayal of Eric. He manages to capture the vulnerability and insecurities of his character while also showcasing his skateboarding skills. Joey Kern's portrayal of Matt provides the movie with a spark of humor and energy, and Mike Vogel's portrayal of Sweet Lou adds a touch of realism and experience to the movie.

In conclusion, Grind is a must-watch for anyone who loves skateboarding and road trip movies. The movie captures the essence of skateboarding culture and delivers an inspiring message about the importance of friendship and chasing your dreams. The movie may not have received critical acclaim, but it remains a cult classic among skateboarding fans and continues to inspire a new generation of skateboarders.

Grind is a 2003 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 30.

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    5.9  (13,264)
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