Slippery When Wet : 4 of 5
Still another Bruce Brown surfing film from Netflix - this time his first! The DVD includes an introduction with today's much older Bruce Brown (still possessing the dry humor), who talks about the low budget of the film and how he learned his craft while making it. There's also the amazing story of the music and narration - recorded in one long cut while watching the film, without a studio or any professional equipment! Actually, the budget was so small that Endless Summer looks like a big studio production in comparison. Slippery When Wet is the story of five crazy surfers (what else?) on an extended stay in Hawaii, surfing everyday, sleeping on the beach, and living a simple life. It's great to watch these guys drive around in their beat-up wagon, always barefoot, wearing a shirt about 5% of their lives, and enjoying the surfing life. Such a fairytale, but so entertaining.