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Kelly in New Netflix Special. I was about 8 years old when I first saw this very violent and extremely sexually explicit film. For some strange reason, I have become a fairly well-adjusted adult woman and I was not at all traumatized by seeing multiple men shot in the head, in the gut and in the back. In fact, I remember loving Point Break. I think I begged her to rent it multiple times with her Blockbuster video card and she totally obliged. And so, Point Break took up this spot in my memory as one of my purest joys of childhood. So, as a crime thriller fan I was anxious to see how it held up.
The bodhi tree, according to the Buddhists, is the tree beneath which one finds enlightenment. That is not exactly how it works with Bodhi, the surfing bank robber who is the existential hero of "Point Break," but he is such a persuasive character that a young FBI agent falls under his spell. Or maybe it is Southern California itself that attracts the agent - that land of surf and skydiving and strange karma, so seductive to a square football hero out of Ohio. A series of bank robberies is frustrating the bureau. Four robbers who call themselves the Ex-Presidents, and wear rubber masks of Nixon, Carter, Reagan and LBJ, have pulled off a string of bank jobs and left not a single clue behind. Except one. Johnny Utah is given a partner named Pappas Gary Busey , who thinks the robbers may be surfers, because one has a tan line, and a strand of hair found at the crime was polluted with the same contaminants found at a popular surfing beach. So he convinces Utah to go undercover as a surfer and try to break the case. This is some California movie, all right.