‘Based on Tim Winton’s award-winning and international bestselling novel set in mid-70s coastal Australia. Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.’ —See PIctures and Gran Via Productions
Not a perfect movie, but it’s a good movie. Simon Baker (The Mentalist) who directs BREATH and plays the character of Sando does a great job given this is the first movie he’s directed. The two boys, Samson Coulter and Ben Spence, are outstanding. It’s slowly paced but, for me, remained engaging throughout. It’s a coming of age story but takes a fresh approach. The cinematography is beautiful and the surfing sequences are excellent. Covering some deep themes it comes across as authentic. It will be interesting to see what Baker does next.