This is my 2470th Review
Thanks to Anna of Film Grimoire for this recommendation.
Here are her thoughts on the film.
Number of Times Seen – 1 (31 Aug 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A documentary about two Australian brothers who were among the most talented extreme skateboarders in the 90’s and how fame changed their lives.
Take on it – Before Anna suggested this film to me, I had never even heard of it.
To be fair, I’m not a sports fan and had no idea who these men were or about the sport of skateboarding for that matter.
They do a very good job explaining to us who each of these athletes are and their rise and fall within the sport and in their own personal lives.
There are lots of interviews with friends, family and fellow competitors from their years in competition along with lots of film footage from their past.
This all helps us understand better what they went through and how their lives moved up and down over the years.
This is yet another cautionary tale of people who reached a certain level of fame and didn’t know how to emotionally handle it and caused themselves and their families more hurt than needed.
I think I would have found this even more interesting if I was a fan of sports.
Bottom Line – Very good documentary that does a fine job showing the rise and fall of these talented athletes. We get to see interviews with many of their friends and competitors from those days along with lots of film footage from their past that helps give a full picture of who they were and who they became due to their newfound fame. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The movie uses the song “Simple Assembly” from the Sims 3 soundtrack by Steve Jablonsky in its soundtrack. (From IMDB)
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