Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger
Starring: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boo
Director: John Stockwell
Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) is a talented young surfer with dreams of entering Hawaii’s major surf tournament, competing against her heroes and getting spotted by a major sponsor so she can get to the top in her chosen sport. She is helped by her two best friends with whom she shares a home and a younger sister who is dependent on her as their mother has left home and they have no father. Anne Marie and her two friends Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake) get by working as maids at an expensive hotel and it’s there that she meets Matt (Matthew Davis) a pro-footballer who she really falls for.
The movie is set at the time of the build up to the surf tournament, one of the most dangerous in the world and deals with Anne Marie’s personal challenge to overcome her inner demons partly due to a near drowning incident and her decisions about the type of life she wants to lead.
On one level BLUE CRUSH is hot girls in bikinis, sun, sand and surf, at least that was the initial preconception I had formed before actually seeing the movie – did I mention that Kate Bosworth is gorgeous and… she’s in a bikini a lot, plus the other two girls are also hot… and in bikinis all the time. But on another level the film actually has a pretty good story to tell. True it’s not incredibly deep and neither are there any car chases or shootouts, it’s more a slice of a normal person’s life, a person that is, with an exceptional surfing talent.
All this combined with some very good filming of some of the world’s best women surfers, who are actually used in the movie accompanied by the mesmerizing sounds of the surf in some of the scenes, plus a good music soundtrack and you end up with a very satisfying picture.
It’s also worth mentioning that Kate Bosworth is a very good actress as well as being very attractive and I’m sure this movie will launch her into the spotlight to become one of Hollywood’s hotter properties in the future.
There’s a lot more to BLUE CRUSH than the bikini clad girls initially meet the eye but if you really are to shallow to accept the inner story – there’s always the hot babes!