|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Move over, Gidget -- a new breed of female surfers with style, guts and attitude hit the screen in this feature, which combines romance with a sports drama. Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) is a young woman living in Hawaii who has been surfing since she was a little girl, and over the past year has been training for the prestigious Pipe Masters surfing competition. But Anne Marie is still dealing with emotional baggage that's holding her back -- her mother abandoned her years ago, leaving her to raise her younger sister Penny (Mika Boorem) while having to guide herself through adolescence, and Anne Marie nearly drowned while trying to surf the famous Maui Pipeline three years ago, and has yet to shake the anxieties of this traumatic event. Anne Marie and Penny share a house with Anne Marie's friends Lena (Sanoe Lake) and Eden (Michelle Rodriguez), both fellow surf enthusiasts, and the three friends work as maids at a hotel, a job which offers them flexible hours for riding the waves. When a pro football team checks into the hotel, Anne Marie meets Matt (Matthew Davis), a promising quarterback who has his eye on her. Anne Marie is just as attracted to Matt as he is to her, but will Anne Marie have to choose between the man of her dreams and the recognition as a surfer she's worked for years to receive? Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sanoe Lake did all their own surfing in Blue Crush; Bosworth and Rodriguez went into training to learn the sport before shooting began, while Lake, a native Hawaiian, was already a confirmed surf enthusiast. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Surfing for women
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Hotel cleaning personnel -- Hawaii -- Oahu -- Drama.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Universal City, CA :Universal Pictures,2003
|Edition||Collector's ed. ; full screen version.|
Weiss, Lizzy, 1971-
Stockwell, John, 1961-
Bosworth, Kate, 1983-
Davis, Matthew, 1978-
Lake, Sanoe, 1979-
Hickox, Emma E., 1964-
Haslinger, Paul, 1962-
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Imagine Entertainment (Firm)
Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem, Faizon Love.
Director of photography, David Hennings ; editor, Emma E. Hickox ; music, Paul Haslinger ; costume designer, Susan Matheson ; production designer, Tom Meyer.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual content, teen partying, language and a fight.
English, French or Spanish dialogue; Closed-captioned.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the magazine article "Surf girls of Maui" by Susan Orlean.
Special features: behind the scenes of "Blue crush"; deleted scenes introduced by director John Stockwell; Lenny Kravitz music video "If I could fall in love"; commentary with cast and director; "How did they do that?": the technique used to shoot the awesome footage; "Wipeout": the best wipeouts and action scenes caught on film; "Inside the world of surfing": a look at the history, terminology, equipment and best places to surf.
DVD, 5.1 Dolby digital, stereo surround, digitally recorded, Region 1 encoding.
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.