This list is for underrated sports films, obviously.
Three Friends, One Passion, No Limits.
Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene - until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along...
It's bad enough to make a lukewarm, shallow, faux-inspirational sports-grrl movie, but it's worse to start from an interesting and incisive premise: Susan Orlean's "Life's Swell." When the adaptation sticks close to Orlean's article, the results are great -- a thrashing and deeply-felt picture of an older sister raising a younger sister, a native Hawaiian dealing with parochialism vs. universalism, and a feminist clawing her way from shiftless youth to professional surfing.
But BLUE CRUSH soon enough departs from "Life's Swell" and becomes a weak-kneed indulgence in pathetic, predictable, rom-com happy endings. The MTV quick cuts and idiot music (full of scuzzy, maladjusted rap-rock turds) probably don't help either.
Laugh if you want, but Blue Crush was a surprisingly solid grrl power film, with appealing characters, realistic interactions, and beautiful Hawaii scenery. The 8 Mile for the X-Games set, Blue Crush was a much better film than I had expected, even if some of the CGI surfing effects are pretty lame. Extra points for the Blestenation hip-hop remix of Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer,” which really should have been the summer joint of 2002.
Originally posted at: www.ghostinthemachine.net/best-films-of-2002/#bluecrush
one of my top 5 guilty pleasures..
Kate Bosworth can't surf. Not really. But her digitally printed face on a real surfers body can surf really well! I want someone to take stills from this movie (the ones with the digi-Kate Bosworth face) and make prints, and sell the prints for $$$$s. I'd buy at least two. Heck...I should just make the prints myself.
It's too bad Blue Crush didn't become a huge franchise like 6 Fast 6 Furious. I'd like for there to be a combo movie where Kate Bosworth chases a car by surfing along the shore. Michelle Rodriguez could meet her twin - Rochelle Rodriguez and they could fight. This would be a great movie.
These are my thoughts on "Blue Crush."
Some years ago I went to see Endless Summer II and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Not so much with Blue Crush, which despite the bikinis and scenery, is pretty boring stuff. Strictly for teen girls. Script by Lizzy Weiss and director John Stockwell from a magazine article.
Blue Crush is the story of Anne Marie(Kate Bosworth), a young girl who doesn’t want to be restrained by her responsibility and just surf the waves. However, after her mom took off with her latest boyfriend, she is stuck taking care of her sister Penny(Mika Boorem) and working as a maid at a local hotel with her friends /roommates Eden(Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena(Sanoe Lake) in order to pay the rent and put food on the table. A normal day for these girls is waking up at the crack of dawn in order to catch the choice waves and then getting Penny to school not too late and then heading off to clean rooms at the hotel.
Blue Crush is a…
Typyt surffaa ja silleen. Tuleviin skaboihin valmistautumisen sotkee ihku jenkkifutis-pelaaja.
Sporttinen kuorrutus, ontto sisältö.
God help you, really, if you don't take charge and watch the film with your finger on the fast forward button, careful to precisely turn your head and zip through any scene without a surfboard and a wave.
[I'm really tempted to dock it, after having read that Bosworth, who is just a horrible actress, didn't even do her own stunts! Why hire her then, if you don't mind my asking? She's as vacuous - if not moreso - than Paul Walker in The Fast and the Furious, the film this one is clearly modeled after. If that film's surprise success means a cineplex full of xeroxes for years to come, I'm getting the fuck out of this wicked game. Now.]
A criminally underrated film!!
Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, in Bikinis!, the best surfing scenes since Point Break and a fantastic soundtrack. What's not to like?!
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