• Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Chasing Mavericks

Release Date: October 26th, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2013

PG |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

When 15-year-old surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston) discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, actually exists near his California home, he becomes determined to conquer it. Jay enlists the aid of local surfing legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) to train him to ride the Mavericks and live to tell about it. As Jay and Frosty carry on their quest to achieve the impossible, they develop a unique friendship that transforms both their lives.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Greg Long, Peter Mel, Zach Wormhoudt

Director: Curtis Hanson

Genres: Drama , Adventure

Production Co: Gran Via, Deuce Three Prods.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Girlfriend, 2000s, Inspiring, Mother, Spirited, Rise, Touching, Friendship, 1990s, 1980s, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Chasing Mavericks is made with more care and intelligence than many another film starting with its template might have been. It's better than most movies targeted at teens. And the cinematography of the big Mavericks scene by Oliver Euclid and Bill Pope is so frightening that you sort of understand why Frosty stays on the shore, watching Jay with binoculars. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The reason to see Chasing Mavericks is the same reason why people flock to shore locations when a hurricane approaches: the waves. This is less effective as a bio-pic of Jay Moriarty than it is as a big screen National Geographic Special. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Chasing Mavericks manages to sufficiently overcome the obstacles with admittedly affecting results. show more

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