Blue Crush

Surfing has generally always been a man's domain, but no more because the girls are taking their rightful place in this extreme competitive sport. "Blue Crush" explores this very issue and has leading lady Anne-Marie (Kate Bosworth) dreaming of winning the big Pipeline championship. Her best friends Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake) constantly encourage Kate's ambition and are by her side riding life's waves and the literal ones as well. Don't let the ad fool you into to thinking this is another cheezy teen flick. The content is pretty decent and the focus remains on the actual theme of surfing through most of the film. You can expect to see some mind-blowing scenes of high waves and daredevil surfing. They are absolutely stunning and the cinematography of these scenes are amazing. There are some positive life lessons that are touched upon such as striving for your goals, being happy in other people's joy and encouraging others to be the best they can be. The story's weakness lies in the personal life of the main characters. Kate's parents deserted her and her troubled sister Penny (Mika Boorem) a while back and they obviously have issues regarding this which are unclear. Her relationship with Matthew Davis (a visiting football player) is thrown together and as they come close to gaining some insight into their relationship, the story gets off course and the viewer is left confused. While the surf scenes are fantastic, a lot of time is allocated to them especially towards the end of the movie. I think some of that extra time should have been spent exploring the main characters further. With all that said, if you are looking for a fun summer flick and like surfing, go check it out.

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