Matthew McConaughey plays Malibu's Steve Addington, a man who defines "surfer." The maker of a virtual reality video game wants Steve to become one of the avatars of the game by getting wired up and riding a mock surf board while wearing reality glasses. Steve doesn't want to do this. He wants REAL surfing...and that was pretty much the film.
Steve speaks surfer-ese, a dialect of the Cannabis language group. His language is understood by his manager played by Woody Harrelson, and farmer friend Willie Nelson.
The comedy was light. The drama fake with characters you never really know or care about. The film is about not selling out, but when you have no real values, what is there to sell out?
PARENTAL GUIDE: Pot Smoking, F-bomb, hard body nudity.