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Blue Crush is a meticulous allegory for a young woman coming of age without a mother figure, cycling from virgin to whore to mother as she surfs vaginal pipes on waves of menstrual deluge.
Blue Crush features a press of gnarly surfing footage that focuses on the visceral fear inherent in the sport rather than the Zen aspect of the pastime--shots of looming breakers surge and growl like the onset of a demonic rinse cycle, infusing the surf scenes with true jeopardy.
When Blue Crush relocates itself in the pitfalls of a girl becoming a woman in the middle of a limitless symbolic wash, however, it approaches something of the genuinely profound--approaches it in a way, I suspect, that surfing becomes a metaphor for the sublime in the life of the true believer.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/bluecrush.htm   (842 words)

 Blue Crush - smh.com.au
Blue Crush tries hard to establish credibility with surfers, especially female ones, and it succeeds, at least for a while.
Blue Crush has the budget to put the cameras in the water and get kinetic.
BLUE CRUSH, Directed by John Stockwell, Written by Lizzy Weiss and John Stockwell based on a magazine article "Surf Girls of Maui" by Susan Orlean.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/12/06/1038950153081.html   (939 words)

 Blue Crush (2002): Reviews
That's what Blue Crush is getting at: girls going for the gold in a sport that's traditionally been the domain of men.
Blue Crush is such a blast to look at, it seems a shame to talk about its formulaic plot, cliched dialogue and absolute predictability.
Blue Crush, which might appear exciting in an "Endless Summer"/"Where the Boys Are" kind of way, actually is really boring.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/bluecrush   (1308 words)

 Qwipster's Movie Reviews - Review: Blue Crush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
BLUE CRUSH is a film that really has little by way of surprises in its plot, story or delivery.
That is, until one day she gets crushed by a huge wave that nearly drowns her, shattering her confidence and keeping her from competition until her early adulthood in Hawaii.
One of BLUE CRUSH's main assets is the gorgeous cinematography, the kind you might expect on your typical surf video or IMAX showing of Hawaii.
qwipster.net /bluecrush.htm   (453 words)

 Blue Crush
Blue Crush is so prolonged and boring it isn't even close to being the barn-burningly bad movie it promised it would be.
Blue Crush has all the trappings of an energetic, extreme-sports adventure, but ends up more of a creaky "Pretty Woman" retread, with the emphasis on self-empowering schmaltz and big-wave surfing that gives pic its title an afterthought.
Blue Crush is as predictable as the tides.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/blue_crush   (1158 words)

 Modamag.com | Blue Crush (Movie Review)
“Blue Crush” is director John Stockwell’s second teen-centered feature in just over a year.
And for good measure, just to let us know who’s really evil in the “Blue Crush“ world, he has a bathroom scene where the lower-class Anne Marie overhears the higher-class football girlfriends tear into her from her stall.
“Blue Crush” is more tolerable than “crazy/beautiful,” but it clearly displays a talent who just can’t let his teen years go.
www.modamag.com /bluecrush.htm   (782 words)

 Blue Crush - Movie Review
At 104 minutes, Blue Crush puts the “endless” in the popular surf phrase “endless summer.” It certainly feels longer than any movie derived from a magazine article deserves to be (in this case, it’s author Susan Orlean’s 1998 Women’s Outdoor magazine piece “Surf Girls of Maui”).
Blue Crush works best as a travelogue for Oahu and the Hawaiian island’s fantastic surf.
Crush builds without logic, picking up and dropping plot points or character traits when it needs to manipulate emotions.
www.contactmusic.com /new/film.nsf/reviews/bluecrush   (412 words)

 BBC - Films - review - Blue Crush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"Blue Crush" follows young Maui girl Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) in the lead up to the Pipe Masters surfing competition.
And with its carefully-crafted-for-maximum-exposure bikini shots, "Blue Crush" is more likely to appeal to lads than the girls it's intended for.
But if it's an interesting story you're after, "Blue Crush" is one tube-ride you won't need to take.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2003/03/20/blue_crush_2003_review.shtml   (402 words)

 USATODAY.com - Move over Gidget, here comes 'Blue Crush'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
What Crush packs that most other surf movies lack is the technology that brings viewers so close to the massive walls of water they may feel as if they should bring towels.
Backed by a $30 million budget, thought to be the largest ever for a surf film, Stockwell had an inkling of what he was diving into when he took the assignment, including the risks of working in water and with unpredictable weather.
Crush could have the ripple effect of encouraging more girls to try surfing, and Isabelle "Izzy" Tihanyi, 32, couldn't be more stoked.
www.usatoday.com /life/movies/2002-08-15-blue-crush-cover_x.htm   (1770 words)

 Blue Crush is a cool August date movie. By David Edelstein - Slate Magazine
Blue Crush opens with the voice of a little girl saying, "I'm gonna be the best surfer in the world" over images of giant Hawaiian waves they call double overhead.
"Blue Crush" is a fair description of how the movie operates: It batters you; it flips you end over end.
Blue Crush's flashy Flash-fueled official site offers surf and weather reports delivered daily to your desktop, the trailer, songs from the soundtrack, and screen shots.
www.slate.com /?id=2069529   (2070 words)

 Blue Crush
The quickest way to summarize Blue Crush is that it is nothing more than a guilty pleasure.
Lizzy Weiss and director John Stockwell (crazy/beautiful, Cheaters) adapted the story for Blue Crush from Susan Orlean's magazine article “Surf Girls of Maui.” It also helped that Stockwell and producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Undercover Brother) are both surfers.
This is the type of movie where, although there are bad guys in the beginning of the movie, the only real 'enemy' is in Anne Marie's mind, and there's no doubt as to whether or not she can overcome her fears.
www.haro-online.com /movies/blue_crush.html   (628 words)

 popcrazy: Blue Crush
Blue Crush follows the story of Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth), who was a champion junior surfer until she dropped out of competition after an accident.
The sappy romantic speeches are kept to a minimum, and most of the characters break out of their stereotypes at least once.
His role in Blue Crush was very small, but I still picked him out.
www.popcrazy.com /features/bluecrush.shtml   (415 words)

 Blue Crush
Although neither of us is a fan of hip-hop music; after listening to the decent sound track in "Blue Crush," and seeing recent films like "XXX" and "Biggie and Tupac," which feature urban music, it's obvious that hip-hop is far from being a fad and that it indeed is musical poetry.
Even though the acting will win no awards, "Blue Crush" does a good job of being what it wants to be…a fun movie for the teenage and twenty-year-old set.
He and the surfing kept George from feeling blue and crushed as he left the theater.
www.reelmoviecritic.com /2002/id1816.htm   (476 words)

 Blue Crush
Ann Marie is also a topnotch surfer and, living on Oahu, Hawaii, she has the chance to compete in the Pipeline Masters, the premier event in the surfing world.
The lenser and his team take on the extraordinarily difficult task of photographing the surf activity, whether frolicking or competing, and put the viewer in the thick of it all.
The real draws for "Blue Crush," aside from the tanned, scantily clad babes (this alone will draw a sizable male aud), are the strong feminist nature of the story and, as I said, the great surf photography (akin to the 1966 docu classic "The Endless Summer").
www.reelingreviews.com /bluecrush.htm   (789 words)

 Top Box Office Movies - Blue Crush
Whereas last summer when movie audiences were bowled over by the tepid testosterone-driven vehicle "The Fast and the Furious" that was obviously geared toward the hormonal guys, the gals get their own estrogen-induced, liberating showcase in the form of surfboards, sunshine, studs and skimpy swimwear.
"Blue Crush" competently plays on the visual senses but it eventually takes a nasty nosedive as far as supplying a feasible plot is concerned.
"Blue Crush" is based on author Susan Orlean's late ninties magazine article that told about the exploits of Maui-based female surfers.
www.theworldjournal.com /special/movies/2002/bluecrush.htm   (915 words)

 Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | "Blue Crush"
The best moments in the teen surfing drama "Blue Crush" give you the peculiar joy of feeling that, for a few moments at least, you've escaped the laws of gravity.
Directed by John Stockwell ("Crazy/Beautiful") and written by Lizzy Weiss and Stockwell (based, I'm guessing pretty loosely, on Susan Orlean's Outside article "Surf Girls of Maui"), the picture is a conventional melodrama about a group of surfer girls sharing a beach shack in Hawaii.
That's exactly what's missing from "Blue Crush." But when the waves start rolling in, when Hennings plunges his camera right into the surf so that the power and beauty of the waves are bearing down on us, the plot is the furthest thing from your mind.
archive.salon.com /ent/movies/review/2002/08/16/blue_crush/index.html   (1009 words)

 Blue Crush film review
Blue Crush promises nothing more than girls in bathing suits, beautiful scenery and some adrenalin fuelled surfing action.
Blue Crush provides a shallow, but engaging glimpse into the life of a female surfer while evoking the youthful carefree exuberance of surf culture.
Blue Crush may not provide the excitement and thrill of surfing the wall of a giant wave, but it's an entertaining ride nonetheless.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/reviews/blue_crush.html   (623 words)

Yet, when you mention surfing and movies, many people are probably inclined to think of the series of "Beach Party" films from the 1960s where Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon "surfed" in front of rear screen projectors to simulate - albeit rather unconvincingly - the activity.
Such associations are bound to change, however, with the release of "Blue Crush," a "girl power" drama where surfing is the focal point of the story and the lifeblood of the characters.
That's not meant to imply that it's a good movie, however, as the drama doesn't stray far from the predictable and mundane when not dipping its toes into some murky melodramatic waters.
www.screenit.com /ourtake/2002/blue_crush.html   (1213 words)

 HI Surf Advisory: Blue Crush Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Blue Crush is the latest Hollywood attempt at tapping the surfing world, this time looking at the women's surfing movement.
You can't analyze Blue Crush without making reference to the North Shore, the campy, near cultish 1987 movie about surfing the Country.
The cinematography of the waves in Blue Crush was exceptional.
www.hisurfadvisory.com /stuff/bluecrush.htm   (553 words)

 The Popkorn Junkie :: Blue Crush
This film is very much like those old 1950 flicks – simple story lines, some romance, some jealousy, a fight or two with a gang, and lots of surfing.
The big difference is in the old movies Annette and Frankie were just standing on surf boards and “blue screened” over the waves.
"Blue Crush" uses some phony looking special effects too, but also tons of beautiful action shots of some of the best surfing ever.
popkornjunkie.com /reviews/bluecrush.html   (749 words)

 "Blue Crush" / a review from Christian Spotlight on the Movies
Writer/Director John Stockwell has tried to bring the old genre to an X generation audience by juicing up the sex, adding the drugs and alcohol, throwing in profanity, and topping it all off with some pretty spectacular surfing shots.
Negative - I was very skeptical about seeing Blue Crush and it was exactly how I thought it was going to be.
It was gorgeous to look at the turquoise blue water of the Hawaiian beaches, and the camera shots made one feel as if they were really swimming in the ocean, watching the surfers.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/2002/bluecrush.html   (2020 words)

 Reviews - Blue Crush
In ‘Blue Crush’, Kate Bosworth stars as one of the best female surfers in Hawaii as she tries to make a comeback after nearly dying in a surfing accident.
‘Blue Crush’ brings all the excitement of the surf to the big screen, together with the realism of the life that these fanatical sports minded youngster’s experience.
With some beautiful bikini-clad figures on display along with the amazing surfing action, ‘Blue Crush’ will appeal to a real cross-section of cinema audiences and should be big hit.
www.unreel.co.uk /reviews/b/Blue_Crush/index.cfm   (302 words)

 Blue Crush News and Headlines
Set among the white beaches and thunderous waves of Hawaii's North Shore, BLUE CRUSH is an adrenaline-drenched surf picture that boasts a star-making performance from Kate Bosworth.
Movies for your first look at the trailer to John Stockwell's "Into the Blue." It's a tale of buried treasure, loyal pals, evil thieves, narrow escapes...
Babes on boards: The female surfing movie "Blue Crush" is positioning itself to catch a wave and emerge as this summer's sleeper hit.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/blue_crush/news.php   (448 words)

 3BlackChicks Review™... BLUE CRUSH (Bams)
The imagery and soundscape in Blue Crush is a delight for the eye and ear.
Where Blue Crush failed to make the greenlight grade is in its lack of attention to its storylines.
Still, in spite of its story's shortcomings, Blue Crush is a flick that needs to be seen on the big screen, preferably in a theater with the latest sound system and honkin' huge speakers.
www.3blackchicks.com /2002reviews/bamsbluecrush.html   (690 words)

 Blue Crush review **1/2 - CTF
Starring Kate Bosworth (Remember the Titans) and Michelle Rodriguez (Resident Evil), "Blue Crush," directed by John Stockwell ("Crazy/Beautiful"), took us into the surfing culture of Maui as it focused on a female surfer named Anne Marie (Bosworth) and her struggle to compete again after a near drowning incident.
The film was very reminiscent of a lot of other extreme sports films, if you can call surfing an extreme sport, even though it appeared to be in some scenes of the film.
"Blue Crush" will appeal to more than just surf fans.
www.chasingthefrog.com /review_bluecrush.htm   (600 words)

 Amazon.com: Blue Crush: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The trailer of "Blue Crush" uses Blestenation's mix of "Cruel Summer." The first few seconds of one of the trailers shows surfers riding the waves to the song.
The music for "Blue Crush" is eclectic and, if surf music's not your thing, there are other favorable tracks on this album.
When I first saw Blue Crush, the first thing I noticed was the fact that the music credits featured were mostly artists I've never even heard of.
www.amazon.com /Blue-Crush-Various-Artists/dp/B00006BCA5   (1536 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Blue Crush [2003]: DVD: John Stockwell,Kate Bosworth,Matthew Davis,Michelle Rodriguez,Sanoe Lake,Mika ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Blue Crush/Josie and the Pussycats [2003] (REGION 1) (NTSC)
With refreshing energy, Blue Crush is the kind of movie that girls and young women deserve to see more of.
It's mostly for them (although nice tans and bikinis will attract the guys), and it rejuvenates the surf-movie tradition by showing real girls with real friendships, coping with absent parents, borderline poverty, rocky romance, and the challenge of raising a kid sister.
www.amazon.co.uk /Blue-Crush-John-Stockwell/dp/B00006LA81   (1233 words)

 Blue Crush (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
I bought "Blue Crush" as a used rental DVD, real cheap, and it is a perfect disk.
This is definitely a good DVD to have for demonstrating the quality of your digital 5.1 surround sound system with good powered subwoofer.
I suspect anyone who saw "Blue Crush" at home, on VHS or DVD, with sound fed into the TV speakers has seen a different movie.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0300532   (577 words)

 Amazon.ca: Blue Crush Original Motion Pi: Music: Soundtrack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Blue Crush is a CD full of cool tunes that really create a sound and feel of summer.
The only thing that I miss is the fact that "Alive" by P.O.D. isn't on the soundtrack, but it doesn't matter, it's still awesome.
I hope they make a Blue Crush 2 because I'm sure it would have just as good songs as the first one.
www.amazon.ca /Blue-Crush-Original-Motion-Pi/dp/B00006BCA5   (820 words)

 Blue Crush (2002) A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review
In this film surfers are portrayed as struggling to make ends meet by working at menial jobs.
Blue Crush is also very different from surfer movies of the '60s, where the "surfing" was done in a studio in front of a screen.
Generation X has been characterized as "the children of the divorced." In Blue Crush, we see young people struggling to form their own family, while trying to keep their remaining blood family together, as characterized by Anna Marie and her sister.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /blue_crush.htm   (640 words)

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