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Blue Crush (2002)

 -  Drama | Romance | Sport  -  16 August 2002 (USA)
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As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

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Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt. Written by Schleppy

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You have to understand. They're the most dangerous waves on the planet. Out here, you don't just get crushed...you die. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, teen partying, language and a fight | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$502,907 (France) (25 July 2003)

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$502,907 (France) (25 July 2003)
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Based on an article by Susan Orlean called "The Maui Surfer Girls" which was first published in 1998 in "Women Outside" magazine, and then in the book "The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup" which is a collection of Orlean's profile articles. See more »

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When Anne Marie is telling the girls about her time with Matt, the first time after the group surfing lesson, all of the girls are sitting on the bed barefoot. In the next shot, two of them are wearing flip-flops. See more »

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[to Penny]
Anne Marie: Somebody got to go to college, and it isn't going to be me.
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"The Endless Summer" meets "Flashdance"
20 August 2002 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

BLUE CRUSH (2002) **1/2 Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem, Faizon Love. Better than anticipated surfer flick with the twist on the genre by focusing on a Hawaiian based determined young female athlete (Bosworth) attempting a requiem two years after a near fatal accident while competing is buoyed by her family of friends and a vacationing quarterback (Davis) factoring as an unexpected blossoming romance. The connect-the-dots plotline of social graces hinder the otherwise excellently lensed moments of visceral, adrenalized thrills in shooting a curl with massive walls of water in all its colorful fury by cinematographer David Hennings while director John Stockwell (who co-wrote the screenplay with Lizzy Weiss' adaptation of Susan Orlean's magazine article) balances the melodrama affectively with the totally awesome hydrodynamiques on display. One gripe: would it have killed the filmmakers to show some more of the paradise playland for a travelogue begging to be showcased?


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