troperville

tools

toys

Wiki Headlines
We've switched servers and will be updating the old code over the next couple months, meaning that several things might break. Please report issues here.

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Film: The Crush

Darian Forrester: Nick, ever do a virgin?
Nick Eliot: What?
Darian Forrester: I know you want to.

The Crush is a 90's thriller movie. Before Clueless and before Batman & Robin, this was Alicia Silverstone's very first movie role in Hollywood.

Trope Examples

  • All Girls Like Ponies: Darian/Adrian and her friend Cheyenne.
  • Ax-Crazy: Darian maniacally dices lemons with a knife after seeing Nick and Amy in bed together, and in the film's climax, attacks Nick and her father with a crowbar.
  • Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose: Darian does this to Nick in his room after they meet.
  • Dub Name Change: Darian's name was changed to Adrian for the DVD release. This was due to Alan Shapiro getting sued by a woman with the same name as the character, whom he based the script on. However, it stays Darian on the VHS and Laserdisc releases. More info here.
  • Ephebophile: Inverted. Nick is increasingly uncomfortable with the way Darian comes onto him.
  • Everything's Worse with Bees: Adrian does this to Amy when she's processing her pictures in the darkroom shed.
  • Fille Fatale
  • Frameup: After Nick continues to refuse Darian's advances, she frames him for raping her. This leads him to get arrested and fired from his job.
  • Harassing Phone Call: Darian phoned Nick so much there are almost 100 messages on his answering machine.
  • Haven't You Seen X Before?:
    Adrian 'Darian' Forrester: What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a Valiant before?
  • Here We Go Again: A now committed Adrian develops a crush on her psychiatrist. The film ends on a Kubrick Stare of her face after she spots her doctor's wedding photo.
  • Lolicon: Inverted to a more deadly example.
  • Lust Object: What Darian sees in Nick, despite being underage. She starts to see her doctor at the psych ward the same way.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Adrian loves Nick so much she's willing to kill his girlfriend and her own friend to get him. Luckily, she doesn't succeed.
  • Punched Across the Room: Nick grabs the crowbar out of Adrian's hand and gently taps her off the carousel and across the room in such a way that you wonder if it was meant to be serious or not.
  • Psychotic Lover
  • Rape as Drama: Subverted. Darian makes up a lie about being raped when she's at the police station to frame Nick.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl
  • Stalker Shrine: In Nick's house, only for him to nail it shut.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Adrian Forrester (or "Darian" in the original release). Also, pretty much the whole plot of the movie, hence the title "The Crush."
  • X Meets Y: Lolita meets Fatal Attraction. The only way the poster could make the Lolita influence any more obvious is if her sunglasses were heart-shaped.


Crash Team RacingAdministrivia/Needs a Better DescriptionCrystal Towers 2
Corpse BrideCreator/Warner Bros. The DCU

alternative title(s): The Crush
random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
8044
36