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Blue Crush
Directed by John Stockwell, Starring Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez

Ok, I confess, I am addicted to these kinds of movies. Surfing movies, that is. For me, the only thing better than being in the ocean is looking at it in a great movie. Being a huge fan of the under-rated, "Crazy/Beautiful," I was looking forward to John Stockwell's follow up. He does not disappoint. "Blue Crush" is honest, smart, funny and beautifully captured. The surfing scenes put you in the action and will take your breath away. The cast is excellent and the story is simple, but satisfying. It isn't "Room with a View," but it is a pleasant way to spend two hours. It doesn't hurt that lead actress Kate Bosworth is a fantastic actress and very pretty. Those of us who can't afford to visit Hawaii, get that much more out of "Blue Crush," as it is like taking a little vacation. Do you want to know what it's about? Too bad, rent it or buy it and drown in one of last year's greatest guilty pleasures. You know you want it.

Terry Osterhout
February 2003

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