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"STEP INTO LIQUID"
(2003) (Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow) (Not Rated)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Minor None None Mild None
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Mild None None None Mild
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Mild Minor None Mild Minor


QUICK TAKE:
Documentary: A look at surfers and surfing locations from all around the world.
PLOT:
Documentary filmmaker Dana Brown showcases various surfers and surfing locations from all around the world - including Gerry Lopez, Kelly Slater, Taj Burrow and Rochelle Ballard -- all while dispelling stereotypes surrounding the sport/activity and its participants.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into surfing, they most definitely will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: Not Rated
While not rated, the film is the equivalent of a PG due to language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
All of those present in the movie are surfers (or surfing journalists/experts) who show their skills and love for what they do, as well as take some risks (in big waves) while doing so.
CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


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(Note: The "Our Take" review of this title examines the film's artistic merits and does not take into account any of the possibly objectionable material listed below).


OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
The following is a brief summary of the content found in this film that has not been rated by the MPAA. Profanity consists of at least 3 "s" words, while some colorful phrases are also present. Some female surfers are briefly seen in bikinis (with one briefly riding low and some non-exploitative cleavage is present). Some people are briefly seen drinking or smoking.

Various surfers are shown in some serious wipe-outs while surfing, but beyond the sight of one injured (and in pain) surfer, we don't see the end results of such oceanic mayhem. That said, some of that footage and the sheer scope of the waves that some of the surfers ride might be a little unsettling for some viewers.

Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Some miscellaneous people have beer.
  • There's talk of drinking Guinness (beer).
  • There's a comment about stereotypical "dope smoking losers."
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • None.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • It's possible that some of the scenes featuring gargantuan waves and/or some serious looking wipe out footage might be unsettling and/or suspenseful to some viewers.
  • There's talk of great white sharks at a surfing spot, but we never see any.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "(No) bullsh*t," "Suck," "Hell or high water," "Pisses off," "Snot," "Screw the other guy" (nonsexual), "Freaking," "Nuts" (crazy), "Dope smoking losers," "What the hell are those guys doing?" "(So) Bitching," "Don't be a wuss" and "Jeez."
  • Some of the surfing and surfing stunts (surfing backwards, doing a handstand on the board, having more than one person on the board, surfing in the wake of large ships, etc.) might be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • A person has a piercing stud above their chin.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 3 "s" words, 1 hell, 5 uses of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "God" and "My God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see a few small bikinis on female surfers (but they're not shown in an exploitative style) and some naturally occurring cleavage is present from time to time.
  • We briefly see the top of a female surfer's bare butt as her bikini bottom has ridden down, but she pulls it back up.
  • SMOKING
  • There's some brief smoking by miscellaneous people.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Surfing and the real and stereotypical surfing lifestyle.
  • How common events can bring differing people together.
  • How physical handicaps don't necessarily mean you have to stop doing what you love.
  • The various locations where people surf (outside of the better known locales).
  • VIOLENCE
  • We see a surfer with a hurt shoulder (and appearing as if he's in great pain), but don't see the impact that caused the injury.
  • We see more montage footage of surfers wiping out.



  • Reviewed July 15, 2003 / Posted August 22, 2003

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