Lords of Dogtown Reviews
Watching it again years later I still enjoyed it, but I am a little put off by how much the actual story is change. Like most movies based off actual events this movies is very hollywoodized and takes a lot of liberties.
The performances in the movie are great. A young Emile Hirsch as Jay Adams is pretty good even if his lil'cholo gangsta accent is kind of cringe-worthy. Heath Ledger as Skip Engblom though completely steals the movie. It was his performance in this movie that made me not mind at all that he was going to play the joker in The Dark Knight and of course Dark Knight became one of the best movies of the last thirty years.
I really enjoyed it because of the acting is beautiful and I would have liked so much to live in this period.
I recommend much to see this film because is a classical in street culture and it is very nice to see the lives of young skateboarders and surfers.