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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 ... 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

Jed Willis: My organ's at your service whenever you like. In fact, I could give you a bit of a recital right now if you fancied.
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Connections

Referenced in Angel (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

One of These Things First
Written and Performed by Nick Drake
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User Reviews

 
Hidden Gem on the DVD Shelves
8 January 2005 | by spinbunnySee all my reviews

I really truly enjoyed this movie. (Which is why it surprised me that it got such a low rating from so many users at this site!) I am not saying that it is a cinematic masterpiece but it was a great way to spend a cold, snowy Saturday night. It is funny, poignant, and a great tales of the ups and downs of female friendships lasting through difficult times and the bad things that female friends tend to do to each others! (fess up ladies, we have ALL BEEN THERE!) Bill Paterson shines as the Reverand Gerald Marsden and Andie McDowell proves that she can be a fine actress when the role is right and she puts her mind to it. (And truly, there is the best "wedding escape" that I have ever seen or dreamed up in this film ... more guts than anyone I have ever known!) You will laugh and you will cry --- ignore any marketing campaigns and how this film is being marketing .... it is a hidden gem that should have done TONNES of box office. (now I have to look around to purchase a copy!)


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Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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