- Director: John Stockwell
- Details: US / 104 mins / (12PG).
The girl on the lipstick binge is Anne-Marie (Bosworth), a talented surfer from Hawaii. Things aren't too peachy for our heroine - her mother has disappeared with a boyfriend, leaving Anne-Marie to look after her troublesome younger sister, as well as holding down a chambermaid job. Anne's Marie's also been invited to compete in a major surfing competition and although she's desperate to prove herself against the world's best, a crisis of confidence threatens her chances. As if all of this wasn't enough, along rambles a hunky American football player (Davis) whom she agrees to teach to surf. I don't think you need me to tell you what happens next.
Far too long, thinly dramatised and more than a little repetitive, Blue Crush doesn't do throw too many surprises at its audience. Admittedly, there are moments - most of them featuring the sassy Michelle Roderiguez - when Blue Crush threatens to cut loose of the teenage movie cliches and become something vaguely interesting. But, like his lead actor, director John Stockwell flatters to deceive and only the extraordinary cinematography, putting you at the very heart of the wave, redeems Blue Crush. Only a bit, mind you.
Review by Garreth Murphy | 09:00 | Friday 28th March 2003 | Movie Review
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