MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2

Content: +3

After graduating from Junior College, four lifelong friends decide to take a road trip. Looking for a little adventure in their lives, Corey (Dante Basco), Brian (Ryan Browning), Will (A.J. Buckley), and Matt (Derek Hamilton) pile everything in their car and head south to Baja California, Mexico. While the boys surf the big waves and generally enjoy themselves, Corey receives a call that his grandfather has died. So the group heads north to Washington state to see Coreys grandmother and claim his inheritance. On the way, the group helps out a stranded Jessie (Cassidy Rae). When they find out shes Matts cousin and in need of a ride to Washington herself, they invite her to join them. Making several stops along the way, the group does a little of everything: dirt biking, snowboarding, and mountain climbing to name a few. They also find time to talk about trials in their lives and even the existence of God. EXTREMEDAYS, while lacking in story and characters, has plenty of loud music, extreme sports footage, and goofy moments with the guys. Its main appeal should be among teenage guys, although its unlikely to pull in an extreme box office total.

The film is distributed and marketed by Providence Entertainment, whose main goal is to put out ‘life-affirming family films that not only entertain, but also reinforce strong social and ethical values.’ The extreme sports angle should entertain younger males, and the film accomplishes the goals of being life affirming and reinforcing strong social values. God is mentioned several times in the movie, although it never goes beyond the recognition that He exists and understands our problems. Although Brian obviously falls for Jessie, nothing sexual occurs. Objectionable content in the movie is negligible, with a few instances of crude humor that one might expect from four guys on a road trip. In one scene, Matt wants the bed in a hotel room all to himself, so he climbs under the covers and takes off his underwear, thereby deterring the others from joining him. In another hotel room, the guys spend an evening breaking wind into flames. Some injuries seemingly occur, but most of it comes from people falling as they try to snowboard down steep hills or skateboard on ramps and rails. One scene includes an extended fight, although it’s clearly in jest in spite of the punches and kicking. For lack of any objectionable content, EXTREMEDAYS receives a positive rating from Preview.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Providence Entertainment, 13801 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Many times Mild and Moderate (people falling off of skateboards/ snowboards, child runs into above ground swimming pool, guys fall out of grocery carts, guy punched, comic fighting that includes kicking and punching, guy kicked in genitals)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Plenty of teenage guy humor like taking off underwear in the bed to claim it, flatulence, and eating strange concoctions; God mentioned in positive manner several times; girl talks about saving herself for marriage

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Intended Audience: Teens and adults

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