Blue Juice (1995) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
with bushy blond hair, waitin' for the big waves to start breakin',
while they live their drug-filled, responsibility-free lives in a way
best described as catch-as-catch-can, mellowing out on tasty buds.
Whoa, bitchin' dude, except it isn't in Hawaii or Australia or California. Nope, it's in Cornwall.
Surfers in Cornwall?
Of course there are certain problems with surfing in Cornwall.
But, hey, life is never perfect.
the fact that there is virtually no surfing in this movie, it is the
usual surfing cliché film. The guy who used to be the Big Kahuna is
now preparing to turn 30 and settle down with his best girlie. But his
stoner surfin' pals show up one day and lure him out to play. He has
to choose between his woman and his pals. He appears to have chosen
the woman, and promises to give up surfing, until one of his stoned
buddies enters a crazy surfing competition into an area known as The
Boneyard, and Our Hero has don the wetsuit one more time to save him.
Unfortunately, in so doing, he misses an important appointment that
causes his girl to lose out on a piece of property she was trying to
But you can bet they'll make up, somehow.
for the atmosphere, like all British movies that take place in outside
of the cities, this film is filled with:
Everyone comes to love and accept everyone else just a little bit more, gosh darn it, because don't our eccentricities just make everybody's lives a little richer?
|So, in order to appreciate this film,
you will need to tolerate a
surfing cliché movie that includes no actual surfing (actually about two
minutes of footage), combined with the
official British movie small town clichés.
The film is not without some charm and humor. It has the usual dotty colorful ancillary British characters, and some of them are hilarious, especially the fat surfer who is in love with a cow as well as Queen Guinevere (lovely Jenny Agutter in a cameo!). That guy was always wearing armor or impersonating the Silver Surfer, or trying to mate with barnyard animals, or something silly.
But overall, I just can't recommend this as a worthwhile way to pass your time. As far as I know, the writer-director hasn't done anything since.
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