Review by: Simon Bell | Rating:
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Directors commentary; Stars
commentary; Making of featurette; 'Inside The World of Surfing'
featurette; 'Filming Blue Crush' featurette; 'The Female Surfing
Revolution' featurette; 'Wipeout!' featurette; 'Surf Fashion'
featurette; 'If I Could Fall In Love' Lenny Kravitz music video;
Deleted scenes; Cast and filmmaker biographies; ROM content.
IT PICKS up the tale of surfer girl Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth
on screens elsewhere at the moment in Rules
of Attraction as a slutty student who seduces men with her
bright pink lipstick), riding the white horse as day breaks, cleaning
hotel rooms 9 to 5 and dreaming of winning a Masters competition
all the while
One long pipe dream so to speak.
Theres just a couple of things that block her path to success
and the trappings of a famous surfer: A bullying ex-boyfriend
and his wrong-side-of-the-tracks crew; a fear of the big breakers
coz of an old, near fatal accident; an out of control younger
sister for whom shes the only real mother; and the arrival
in town of a perfectly-chiselled and very rich professional football
Hawaiian locations it has in spades, which - together with the
frequent sequences of stunning water photography - is the main
pull for this movie. But basically this is like watching 104 minutes
of Transworld Sport
occasionally interrupted by a bit of
story and even more gratuitous and fetishistic lingering on chicks
in their bikinis.
The central foursome are supposedly tough, independent, seen-it-all
young women (they live without the love and attention of a stable
dual parentage, dont need boys, tell teachers: like,
! and eat pizza). Yet the site of a used condom
on the floor of a hotel suite sends them into the kind of squealing
disgust that makes you wonder how theyd deal with taking
one out the packet and putting the damn thing on
In the end, the film has too may wipe outs of its own and
looks set to appeal only to those signed up to the S Club fan
club (and their Dads).
Will it make waves at the box office
? If you want
to feel the rush, you have to take the risk beams the poster.
Risk indeed. Its a wash out. But did I mention the chicks