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The Crush (2010)

An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel...to the death.

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Michael Creagh

Writer:

Michael Creagh
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Olga Wehrly ... Miss Purdy
Rory Keenan ... Boyfriend
Oran Creagh ... Ardal Travis
Charlie Bonner Charlie Bonner ... Dad
Neilí Conroy Neilí Conroy ... Mum
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Eight year old Ardal develops a crush on his nice teacher Miss Purdy and decides that her loutish boyfriend is not good enough for her so he challenges him to a duel. The duellists meet but,unlike his rival,Ardal has a real gun,stolen from his Garda father. The duel produces results... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Увлечение See more »

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Screen Ireland See more »
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Color
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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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All the King's Horses
Written and Performed by David Geraghty
Additional vocals by Clare Finglass
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This is pure LOVE
11 July 2018 | by faiijSee all my reviews

The crush is about an eight years old boy who have a crush on his teacher at school. However, he finds out that that teacher already has boyfriend. So, the boy challenges her boyfriend to duel with him. One first thing that I have to mention in this film is that it plays with the audience's feelings really well. Its tone changes rapidly but the audience are still able to understand what is going on now. The tone of movie starts with romantic film which a student falls in love with his teacher. His pure love to his teacher makes the audience want to support him since his pure actions are very pure and child-like. However, around the middle of the film when the boy knows that his teacher already has boyfriend, the atmosphere of the film starts to get darker and more suspense which makes the audience curious to know what is going to happen next. However, the weakness of this film is some actions are very nonsense and un realistic for me. I cannot stop thinking that if it was in real life, these characters would do different thing instead of in the movie.


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