Andy Irons: Kissed By God

Andy Irons: Kissed By God

By Todd Jones & Steve Jones

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2018-05-31
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Director: Todd Jones & Steve Jones
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99

Description

Three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons quietly battled with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction throughout his life - demons that millions of people worldwide combat daily. Born and raised on Kauai with his brother Bruce, Andy was an incredible presence on the world surfing stage. Revered around the world for his blue-collar rise to fame and success, he became known as the “People’s Champion” and the pride of Hawaii. At the same time, many of his friends and most of his fans were unaware of his internal struggle that ultimately led to his untimely demise. As the opioid crisis rises to a national emergency in the United States, the untold story of Andy’s life serves to tear down the myths associated with these two ferocious diseases. Executive Produced by Chris Hemsworth and featuring in-depth interviews with Andy’s family, his wife Lyndie Irons, as well as friends and competitors Kelly Slater, Nathan Fletcher, Joel Parkinson, Sunny Garcia, and more.

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Reviews

  • Exceptional film deserving of Andy’s name

    5
    By HAli685
    I’ve always been a fan of Andy Irons and he has influenced my surfing and life in so many ways. I couldn’t wait for the film to be made and wasn’t able to find it in a theatre near me when it was finally made. But it was worth the wait! What I really love about this film is that it doesn’t sugar coat anything. It gets really heavy at points but you can tell everyone wanted the REAL story told. It’s a film not just for surfers because of its focus on mental health and addiction. Virtually anyone can relate to this film! Thank you for finally making this film available to the masses. Aloha Andy!!!
  • Honesty

    5
    By Hb My/
    Very raw and honest portrayal of a truley conflicted soul. Brother Bruce's acknowledgment of his and Andy's own personal accounabilty (absent the need to "point fingers" of others' involvment..) is the key that unlocks the door towards Personal Recovery. This movie is straight up PUNK ROCK!!! Andy must be stoked that his life's story will go on to serve as a lighthouse in pointing the lost on home to the path of Recovery... Love and Peace to all who participated. Aloha from So Cal!! 5 STARS!!!!!
  • "Kissed by God",Seriously?

    1
    By 1alba
    I happen to have met Mr. Irons and his brother and was indeed more impressed with Bruce and his demeanor. Personally, I think you all are taking this hero worship thing just a little to far. "Kissed by God", Please. (Eye roll)
  • Kissed By God? Really?

    3
    By gkingus
    Did Andy ever really know God? Did he love Jesus Christ? I'd say Andy was more into chasing a flavor of the American dream. Jesus is the only true Lord and Savior! Be careful what you consider blessings. If they take you away from Christ, they are evil. Kissed by God? Really?
  • Next level!

    5
    By bjj surfer
    One of kind. True legend. The people’s champ! Great honest depiction of a genius and all his flaws.
  • We all surf to find a balance, paddle out...

    5
    By Whoa Cuz
    Tough to watch and amazing to see. A I dropped in and got barreled so hard, this was humbling and ultimately an experience of depth. If you know of the riders, local kine struggles, huge waves and even larger emotions, please watch this.....Just like Andy and N. Shore on a big day, paddle out and cruise it! RIP cuz, a journey that is unique.
  • Excellent film about extraordinary man

    5
    By Jesso30
    I highly recommend this documentary about a flawed but amazing, gifted man who rose to the top despite his mental obstacles. I know nothing about surfing but I was 100% engaged and totally interested. The end is of course heartbreaking, but it is what it is. I will watch this more than once - it’s a beautiful movie.
  • Great documentary.

    5
    By fishfrank
    Moving documentary about the incredible life, struggles and untimely passing of A.I.
  • Forever AI

    5
    By PROJECTxMAYHEM
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  • Excellent Movie!

    5
    By Tmcb1125
    I really enjoyed this movie even thought it was sad at times. I highly recommend it!

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