The Perfect Wave

Theatrical Release: July 11, 2014
DVD Release: February 17, 2015


Limited Theatrical Release – Scott Eastwood – son of screen legend Clint Eastwood – delivers a breakthrough performance as Ian McCormack, a rebellious young surfer who impulsively decides to leave home and travel the world’s most exotic surf spots. But living in the moment can have its thrills – including a romance with beautiful kindred soul Annabel (Rachel Hendrix of OCTOBER BABY) – as well as its sacrifices. And following a horrific accident and near-death experience on the Island of Mauritius, Ian receives a glimpse into eternity that will change his life forever. Patrick Lyster (“Black Sails”) and Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s Angels”) co-star in this inspirational true story about the power of faith, the love of family and one man’s search for THE PERFECT WAVE.

Dove Review

This true-life story features a wonderful message about second chances. It clearly shows that God is a God of second chances.

Ian McCormacks is a surfer who has always had problems with believing in God, even from the time he accompanied his Christian family to church. He leaves home as a rebel but a terrible accident and a close-as-you-can-come experience to death without staying dead occurs. He actually is pronounced dead and, well, without giving the ending away let’s just say he is actually in the morgue when something remarkable happens.

This film is thought provoking while being entertaining. It features really good performances as well as a tight story and quality production. We are very happy to award the movie our Dove Seal. This one is not to be missed!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing by a couple more than once.
Language: Geez-1; D-1; Jackass-1
Violence: A fight between two men with punches thrown.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes; smoking cigarettes.
Nudity: Girls and guys in swimwear; girls in bikinis; cleavage; shirtless guys; a butt crack is seen.
Other: Tattoo on back of girl; a man doubts the existence of God but later changes; man is stung by jellyfish.


Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director: Bruce Macdonald
Producer: Bryan Hickox
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Starring: Scott Eastwood, Rachel Hendrix, Cheryl Ladd.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter