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A mostly enjoyable wave of nostalgia.
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The darker side of the story -- how the advent of pro surfing was taken as an act of cultural colonialism by some of the locals -- adds gravity to this otherwise lightweight, if amiable summer diversion.
Mainly will appeal to devotees, but even nonfans might want to appreciate its visual splendors on the big screen.
Engaging, elegantly made surf documentary.
With verve, style and a fine sense of the human side of surf culture, Jeremy Gosch makes a terrific splash with his debut doc, Bustin' Down the Door.
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