Surf's Up

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As if it’s not hard enough for penguins to march and dance now we have surfing penguins in the animated film Surfs Up. Cody (voice by Shia LaBeouf) is a penguin from the Antarctica who is competing in a surfing contest in California to become the best surfer of all time since Big Z (voice by Jeff Bridges). He has help from his surfing buddy Chicken Joe (voice by Jon Heder) and a pretty penguin life guard named Lani Aliikai (voice by Zooey Deschanel) when things begin to go wrong. What makes this film so unique and yes something new because it’s shot like a documentary. The sound track is fantastic but it’s just low keyed fun so don’t go expecting to laugh throughout the whole movie. It’s amusing at best except when one penguin urinates on another penguin’s foot after being hurt by a sea urchin. (I don’t care what anybody says that’s funny right there. This is a nice story about friendship and perseverance and I’m giving it a B- rating.)

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

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