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Dove Family-Approved : 12 and over(read the review)
Caleb (Randy Wayne) is a teenager who dreams of becoming a sponsored skater and escaping his troubled life. When the teen finds a stack of old love letters between his ill, overworked mother (Rosanna Arquette) and absent father (John Schneider), Caleb sets out to find the dad he's never known and discovers that he has lived in an adjacent town his son's whole life.
As Caleb learns to let go of his anger and pain and forgive those who have hurt him the most, he inadvertently begins a journey he never could have expected. Featuring cameos from skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi and Brian Sumner, Hardflip is "a fantastic story of hope" that earned the Dove Foundation's highest honor of five doves.
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Writer: Daniel Backman and Johnny Remo
Director: Johnny Remo
Producer: Johnny Remo
Runtime: 112 min.
What a terrific movie! Johnny Remo, the director of "A letter to Dad and Cutback knocks it out of the park with this wonderful film. John Schneider, Randy Wayne and Rosanna Arquette all do a tremendous job of acting in this quick-paced dramatic film. The production is a quality one all the way and it's a movie with a message, which is basically about the need to forgive.
Schneider plays Jack Sanders, a successful architect and businessman who left the woman he loved and their son many years ago. Caleb (Randy Wayne), his son, is now nearly grown up and battles with his mother Bethany (Rosanna Arquette). She works two jobs to keep them going yet Caleb resents being left notes such as "Food in the oven, Love Mom". His mother appreciates his artistic talent to draw, a gift he got from his father, but she is concerned about his frequent skateboarding as she doesn't see a career in it for her son.
Caleb finally meets his father when his mother winds up in the hospital with a serious illness. Bitter when first meeting his father, Caleb is determined to ignore his dad because he is sour about him leaving years before. Jack is just as determined to make amends and get to know the son he never knew. The film contains humor such as when Caleb takes a 45-minute shower and his dad says, "Obviously you've never paid a water bill before."
Caleb has used marijuana in the past and comes close to using it again but some "spiritual" things happen to throw a block into his path. This is an intense dramatic telling of a contemporary family with modern-day problems and the ending just might leave the viewer cheering. Ultimately, it is a fantastic story of hope for the future. We are pleased to award this wonderful movie our "Family-Approved" Seal for ages 12 and over due to the items listed in our content description. See it soon!
Sex: A mother tells her son she met a man on vacation years before who was his father but we learn there was more to the relationship than a one-night stand.
Language: Sucks-1; B-1;
Violence: A mother slaps her rebellious son and feels bad immediately and they make peace; Young men trespass and commit vandalism and a scene reveals a cop arresting young man; in one hard rock song played during an action sequence a song includes the lyrics, "I'll shoot you right between the eyes" but this is during the rebellious stage of a young man's life and he changes; a young man grabs another one by the ear and there is shoving; tension between characters who argue.
Drugs: A woman drinks in a few scenes including vodka; the drinking of wine and beer; a mother finds the remains of a marijuana cigarette in her son's bedroom; a young man almost lights up a marijuana cigarette but can't bring himself to do it; a depressed young man tries to commit suicide with prescription pills and booze but his life is spared.
Other: A woman has a seizure and falls to the floor; a character dies and there is grieving by various characters; a man holds a sign which reads "God is good" and an angry young man asks how good God could be because his loved one died; in inspirational scenes two characters read the Bible and are converted.