The Perfect Summer follows Jake, a 17-year-old boy from Chicago. He finds himself living in a beach town trading in the city-life for the life of a beach bum. However, it's not the place he wants to be. His mom relocated them after Jake's dad dies. They are now living this his Grandfather whom he knows very little about. Jake finds it a difficult place to fit in especially once he meets the local town bully.
I sat down on Sunday afternoon with my youngest son, age 10, to watch this movie. It was excellent. Both my son and I really enjoyed it. In fact, I just asked him what he thought as he saw me typing up this review. "I really liked it!" was his reply.
The movie features Eric Roberts as the Grandfather. He does well playing the slightly awkward, detached, grandfather who is trying to make up for the mistakes of his past. Jason Castro, of American Idol fame, plays the local surf shop clerk.
I really enjoyed the movie. I honestly wasn't how it would be when I first watched it. However, it did a great job showing how you can overcome your circumstances. I was glad it was so family friendly. There is some mild violence in the film when Jake is beaten up a time or two by the town bully, but there is no language. And as I mentioned above, my 10 year-old really enjoyed it as well.
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