Spoiled Children of Divorce


Dogtown
December 1, 2007, 5:01 am
Filed under: Movies About Growing Up in Divorce | Tags:

Something that seems to come along with growing up in a split family is that the kids have a lot more freedom to do what they want.  The parents are usually working or preoccupied with significant others or booze or drugs or their own reflection in the mirror, whatever-er-er.

One movie that I saw a couple of years ago really impressed me.  It’s a documentary about a Southern California skateboard team that developed in Los Angeles in the 70s called the Zephyrs.  The members of this team were a bunch of surfer kids, apparently mostly from divorced families, who hung around a surf shop.  Most became very successful in competitive and professional skateboarding.  A couple have failed in life.  The name of the movie is Dogtown and Z-Boys.

I know nothing about skateboarding but really enjoyed watching these daredevils practically kill themselves.  They’re basically snowboarding in empty swimming pools.


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