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Blue Crush

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Blue Crush
Blue Crush: Universal

Blue Crush

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
103 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/16/02
performer:
Kate Bosworth, Sanoe Lake, Michelle Rodriguez, Mika Boorem, Matthew Davis, Faizon Love
director:
John Stockwell
Producer:
Brian Grazer
distributor:
Universal
author:
Lizzy Weiss
genre:
Romance, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

In an aquatic ”Fast and the Furious” for the estrogen set, Anne Marie (Bosworth) is a headstrong teen who moves to Hawaii, determined to win the traditionally all-male Rip Masters surfing competition; Rodriguez plays her roommate and fellow competitor. Davis is the boy who makes Anne Marie’s heart pound harder than the waves on Broken Neck Beach. While the plot seems simple enough, the actual shoot, on the North Shore of Oahu last winter, was a bit more complicated.”

”It was stressful because we were always waiting for the right conditions,” says director Stockwell (”crazy/beautiful”), who promises rad surfing sequences. ”You can’t say ‘action’ until the waves come.” Stockwell hopes ”Crush” will finally ”get [the surf movie] right.” And that includes giving props to a very un-Hollywood ideal. ”Big breasts generally get in the way of surfing,” he notes, ”so a lot of these surfing girls are just tall and lean and really cut and just a different kind of physicality, which I found really interesting.”

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