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Blue Crush Review

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When not working as a holiday resort maid, surfer chick Anne Marie spends all her free time practicing for the Pipe Masters surfing competition. Until, that is, footballer Matt enters her life.

★★★★★

Looking through the credits of Blue Crush, it's surprising to see the name of Susan Orlean, the woman whose book formed the basis for twisted gem Adaptation.

Blue Crush is based on another of her magazine articles and, safe to say, it's as far removed from Spike Jonze's film as it's possible to be. This is bubbly blonde fun with the sun on its face and fresh air between its ears. Although her role demands little more than jiggling around in negligible bikinis, Kate Bosworth emerges as a star in the making, holding the audience's attention even through the drab romance scenes.

Aside from a few misguided attempts at tackling social issues, the film skips along quite energetically and culminates in some fantastically-shot surf scenes that really get the pulse racing. With a little less sulking and a little more surfing, Blue Crush could have been great; as it stands, it's merely diverting.

It’s brainless - but sexy, sun-kissed fun nevertheless. Worth watching for Bosworth and the best surfing action since Point Break.