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Drift (2013)

Drift

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 02, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

113 min.

Production Budget

$11.3 millions

Studio

Wrekin Hill Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Morgan O'Neill, Ben Nott

Producer

Tim Duffy, Michele Bennett

Screenwriter

Morgan O'Neill

Starring

Story


Set in breathtaking locations and inspired by the true story of Australia's legendary surfwear moguls, the film chronicles the rise of the world's premiere action sport and the expansion of the laidback surf attitude as a global lifestyle. A story of passion and corruption, friendship and loyalty, deadly addictions and fractured relationship.

Australia, 1970's. The Kelly brothers, Andy (28) and Jimmy (22), have one great passion: riding big waves. As kids, their mother escaped from Sydney to Margaret River, a sleepy coastal town with some of the world's most challenging and dangerous waves. For the next 12 years, the boys perfected their surfing skills, always searching for the perfect ride. Free-spirited Jimmy is a gited surfer and innovator but he starts to slip toward a life of crime to help the family out of debt. Andy makes a big decision. Quitting a stable job, he bets on Jimmy's surf inventions and his own business skills and launches a backyard surf gear business. They rethink board design, craft homemad wetsuits and sell ther merchandise out of their van. After they get mixed up with a local drug dealer, it looks like everything they built up, will be ruined...

Encouraged by their new friends, travelling bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker JB (Sam Worthington) and his gorgeous Hawaiin surfer companion, Lani, who stirs the two brothers' hearts, they start to seek ways to expand.

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Sam Worthington stars as JB in and Xavier Samuel stars as Jimmy Kelly in Wrekin Hill Entertainment's Drift (2013)
Myles Pollard stars as Andy Kelly and Sam Worthington stars as JB in Wrekin Hill Entertainment's Drift (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the real scene-stealer here, though, is the gorgeous surf photography of principal d.p...”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
“..for a movie as modestly entertaining as "Drift" can be, that's a recipe for wipe out..”
by Robert Abele [Los Angeles Times]
“..unfortunately, that's the film Driftmight have been, not the film it is..”
by Zachary Wigon [Village Voice]