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'Chasing Mavericks' Trailer: Gerard Butler Grumbles About Waves


Seemingly losing himself at his 8 Mile star's behest, Oscar-winning director Curtis Hanson has made only two features since 2002's Eminem vanity project, and it's unlikely anyone recalls those films nearly as fondly if at all compared to past Hanson works like L.A. Confidential or Wonder Boys. (In Her Shoes, with Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine? The Eric Bana-Drew Barrymore poker drama Lucky You? Yeah, well, those happened.) His latest questionable attempt at making something memorable: Chasing Mavericks, an inspirational film that tells the true story of late surfer Jay Moriarity, here played by Jonny Weston and the hair of William Katt.

In the film, Moriarity stumbles upon Gerard Butler and friends surfing on "Mavericks"--a thought-mythical site with waves that crash with all the force of Sarah Palin's political career. The young surfer insists on riding the dangerous waves, but before he can do that, he's going to need some Miyagi-style training. And we all know there's only one growled, in-and-out-American accent that can offer that kind of sage surf advice.

Here's the trailer:

If you'd like to know how this ends, Moriarity's Wikipedia page offers a pretty solid spoiler.

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