Film Studio Synopsis: Nothing gets between Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) and her board. Living in a beach shack on Oahu with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters surf competition. Working as a hotel maid to pay the bills, Anne Marie finds everything else she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene … until pro quarterback Matt Tollman (Matthew Davis) comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance – and finding it – as she falls for Matt.
The Good: Some cool surf shots. There are moments where you might bite off a hangnail. Also a few big boys who play NFL linemen are worth a couple laughs.
The Bad: Sure Kate Bosworth is hot, but can she act? I don’t know she never gets the chance. Michelle Rodriquez is underused.
Frankly: Critics are saying this is the best surf movie ever; either they were born in the eighties or too old to remember anything. The Endless Summer crushes Blue Crush. Even Point Break is better than this. Not to mention North Shore, which is on par with Blue Crush when it comes to dialogue, is a hell of a lot more exciting.
A good surf movie would have you revved up and ready to surf, even if you lived nowhere near an ocean. And after watching Blue Crush I just want to take a shower and meet a hot surfer chick.
+ charlie craine