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Crush (2001)

Three female friends behave badly.

Director:

John McKay

Writer:

John McKay

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andie MacDowell ... Kate
Imelda Staunton ... Janine
Anna Chancellor ... Molly
Kenny Doughty ... Jed
Bill Paterson ... Gerald
Caroline Holdaway Caroline Holdaway ... Pam
Joe Roberts Joe Roberts ... Brendan
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Young Police Constable
Gary Powell Gary Powell ... Sergeant
Christian Burgess Christian Burgess ... Kate's Frenchman
Morris Perry ... Bishop
Richenda Carey ... Lady Governor
Roger Booth ... Hearty Governor
Derek Deadman Derek Deadman ... Little Crematorium Man
Andrew Bicknell ... Mr Yacht
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Storyline

Three 40-something women in a small English town meet weekly for a ritual of gin, cigarettes, and sweets -- and swap stories arguing which of them has the most pathetic love life. Kate is the headmistress at the local school; her best friends are the town's police chief and a cynical, thrice-divorced doctor. When Kate begins a fling with a handsome younger man, less worldly than her friends but passionate and sincere, the other women can't simply be happy for the couple's unusual new romance. In jealousy they promptly take it upon themselves to break up the pair, taking drastic measures which result in unintended outcomes, some happy and some tragic. Written by Kay-22

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Here's to men... of all shapes and sizes. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The character Bobby who appears in the first scenes of the film is Gary Tate, the UKs top George Clooney lookalike. See more »

Quotes

Janine: Wrong: you were completely wrong; not right in any way, shape or form. Just Queen Wrong of the bastard fucking Wrong people. That's my opinion, Molly and if there is another side, I can't bloody see it.
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Connections

References Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rite of Spring
Composed by Igor Stravinsky
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Crushed by love...
30 April 2006 | by elizalisaSee all my reviews

Crush provides a combination of drama, humor and such irony that I find the English establish very well when it concerns matters of the heart. Mostly known for directing John McKay wrote this wonderful screenplay about three forty-something friends in a small town in England. All three professional women down-out of luck with men formed a ritual ladies night gathering with gin, fags and sweets intake included with endless chatter of their dates erroneous behavior or the needs of their libidos. Andie MacDowell once again thrown by the surrounds of the British (which is where I find she exudes the most) is absolutely charming as the head mistress of a prestigious school who becomes involved with a younger man. Small town gossip and the disapproving jealous friends (great supporting cast) conflicts with her relationship. Unfolding a series of brutal unfortunate events and showing us the many difficulties when one is in pursuit of true happiness. Keep in mind the main premise of this film is friendships and the ending shows us exactly that. This is the type of film you either love or hate, which is why I believe a lot of mix reviews and not that greatest success resulted when this film was released. As I'm sure most are just unearthing the film now. I very much enjoyed this film and highly recommend for those in the likes of such films as "Love Actually", and "Three Weddings and a funeral". Not to mention the soundtrack is extraordinary perfectly capturing those crucial moments.


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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,469, 7 April 2002

Gross USA:

$1,084,935

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,695,710
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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