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JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including ... See full summary »

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J.C.
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Chloe
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Josh Tambini
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Dean Raymond
Peter Gunn ...
Terry Colcott
Heathcote Williams ...
Shaper
Colette Brown ...
Junior
Michelle Chadwick ...
Sarah
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Mike
Robin Soans ...
Young Bob
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Guinevere / Mary Fenton
Guy Leverton ...
Crab
Mark Frost ...
Moose
Paul Reynolds ...
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Ossie Sands
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JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including Terry who is about to get married. While he is supposed to have the last good time in his life, Josh (a successful Techno music producer) tries to figure out what type of music he likes most and Dean, who sells drugs on a regular basic, must face the fact that his life is not what he would like it to be. JC has his own problems with Chloe: Will he stay with her and run a surfer coffee shop or travel around the world without her? Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Rated R for language, drug use and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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The entire cast went for a week's training in surfing before filming began. See more »

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When JC is in the car with his friends, he says Chloe has no money and between shots his collar jumps from under to over the seat belt. See more »

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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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I Need Something Stronger
Performed by Apollo 440
Written by Noko / Howard Gray (as Gray) / Trevor Gray (as Gray)
Published by Reverb Music Ltd
Courtesy of Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
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Realistic comedy
20 April 2005 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

It is no easy life, if you're nearing thirties and you are a British surfer! Soon you'll have to settle down and make out your living somehow. In 'Blue Juice' yesterday has come suddenly to JC, who is played by Sean Pertwee – an actor who looks a bit like Robert Redford or Graham Chapman. His buddies are in same situation: not young anymore, penniless and without proper job. JC was once a great surfer, who now has to leave his post with dignity. He has to go surfing once more even if it's dangerous. By successfully completing his final task he would leave the field as a legend and also renew his relationship with his girlfriend Chloe.

Quite considerable supporting actors for this film are Ewan McGregor and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who play decent roles but are shadowed by Pertwee's performance. The now available DVD-cover does not present Pertwee, but Zeta-Jones and McGregor on the cover, which is somewhat misleading. If you wanted to see Catherine and Ewan on the movie, you'll have to accept that they're not the stars in this one, although you'll see them in quite many scenes.

The film is in its aspects very retrospective. Marc Bolan rocks on a record player and the characters are dreaming about King Arthur and his knights. As a curiosity, 'Blue Juice' is an excellent chance to see Zeta-Jones playing a young woman and in some scenes she's even furious, which is quite exciting.


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