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Blue Crush

Blue Crush

We've all seen surfing movies where the guys are the athletic, macho superstars strutting their stuff while the girls watch adoringly from the beach.  Well, here it's the girls who step up and show off their athletic talents and some pretty great stuff it is!

Kate Bosworth, a cute, petite blond stars as Anne Marie a talented, competitive surfer who is gearing up for a major female surfing competition.  Since their mother ran out on them, Anne Marie lives in Hawaii with her young sister and two friends, Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake) in a broken down hut.

The girls wake at dawn each day, get in some early surfing, drop little sister at school and head for their mundane and thankless jobs as maids at a luxury resort hotel.

In between working and surfing, Anne Marie makes time for a little romance.  She meets and falls for Matt (Matt Davis - Legally Blonde), a vacationing NFL quarterback who takes surfing lessons from her.  But, the time spent with Matt keeps her from practicing for the big competition, which friend Eden continually bugs her about.

The footage of the girls and the other locals surfing for fun is great, but the real excitement comes in the last 15 minutes during the competition.  The pipeline camera work is unbelievable.  The camera is inside the center of each thunderous wave or dangerously close to the sharp coral below.  As the waves build up to 40 feet, dwarfing the rider in its powerful surf, and the sound gets louder and louder with each crashing wall of water, it's enough to make you swear off a vacation at the beach.

Just as our summer is winding down, the beach setting looks pretty terrific.  Tanned, world-class athletes performing spectacular, gravity-defying feats is just one reason to like this film.  Also, the upbeat hip hop sound track, along with the gorgeous photography, which gives you the feeling you're actually on top of a wave risking life and limb.  All in all, Blue Crush is a cool way to spend a couple of hours.

 
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