The Perfect Summer

DVD Release: June 3, 2014
The Perfect Summer


When 17-year-old Jake and his mom move to live with his grandfather in a quiet coastal town, Jake is certain it’s going to be the worst summer of his life; he can’t even find decent wi-fi! But when he catches the eye of a beautiful surfer girl, Jake begins to think that there’s more to life than the internet. Now, with the help of his legendary grandfather, Jake will go from surfing the net to surfing the waves.

Dove Review

Jake and his mom move from Chicago to the coast to live with his grandfather. Their life has not been easy after the death of Jake’s father. Now they are starting over but Jake feels he does not fit into this surfing community. When his grandfather, Lou, offers to teach Jake how to surf, it changes his life and at the same time, he learns some great things about his grandfather.

Here is a story about starting over and the importance of believing in one’s self. There are many lessons that can be applied to everyone’s life from this charming tale. It is wise to never quit on dreams because you may grow to regret it. That is the theme of this film.

This is a wholesome, entertaining family film and we are pleased award “The Perfect Summer” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple kisses.
Language: None
Violence: Two young men bully another; the destroying of two surf boards by two different men; young man tries to swim into a high tide with surf board and almost drowns.
Drugs: A discussion about sobriety and drinking.
Nudity: People in swim suits.
Other: Disrespectful attitudes toward others.


Company: Word Films
Director: Gary Wheeler
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 80 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe