Blue Crush

Sunday 22nd February 20046:00 PM, 9:00 PM

I actually have to admit I like this film, saw a preview of it last year and liked it, glad to see it again on the big screen. Though this is about female surfboarders and thus does have some flesh in it, there is not a lot and I don't think it is as bad as, say, Baywatch, so that should not make you think that it is a film for the lads (in fact the ladies in it are quite empowered......).

The basic plot is, these ladies surf all the time in Hawaii and are pretty good. There is a competition coming up and the best of the three (Kate Bosworth) should be surfing in it. But she has got beaten up a few times but big waves and is scared to "ride the pipe". Throw in a NFL quarterback in Hawaii for the probowl as the male hunk lead and you got a plot!

The camera work is great, some of the underwater shots take your breath away and on the big screen it looks so much better than DVD. There are some funny bits with condoms and teaching large offensive lineman (American football people) how to surf and this film is allround good. I will admit though this film is not going to win an oscar (perhaps in the technical ones) but it is a good film and totally worth seeing at least once....

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

55%

Genre:

Drama, Romance, Sport

Director:

John Stockwell

Writers:

Susan Orlean, Lizzy Weiss, John Stockwell

Leads:

Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem, Chris Taloa, Kala Alexander

Music:

Paul Haslinger

Length:

104 minutes

Year:

2002

Country:

USA / Germany

Language:

English

12A

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