Blue Crush is a 2002 film directed by John Stockwell. It tells the story of three friends: Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth), Eden (Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake), who have one passion: living the ultimate dream of surfing on Hawaii's famed North Shore.
A Direct-to-Video film titled Blue Crush 2 was released in 2011, but despite the title, it is completely unrelated to this film besides sharing the premise of three female friends who are surfers.
This film features examples of:
- Bathroom Stall of Overheard Insults: Anne Marie overhears random women in a bathroom referring to her rich football-player boyfriend as a guy who likes to slum. The girl who looks embarrassed to be caught gossiping gets her shoes.
- Beach Episode: Pretty much the only thing one can say about the film.
- Extreme Sport Excuse Plot: The film may have a plot, but there are so many surf scenes, alongside shots of Hawaii and gratuitous beach scenes, that it is completely obfuscated.
- Kick the Dog: During their fight on the water, Edith yells at Anne Marie about her letting her fear of drowning in the competition get to her and compares her constant hesitating to the mother who left her, causing Anne Marie to leave in tears.
- Missing Mom: Anne Marie and Penny's mother abandoned them when Anne Marie was 7 or 8 and Penny was just a toddler, prompting Anne Marie to look after her little sister.
- Ms. Fanservice: It's a film about surfers, the vast majority of them female, so there's a lot of young, fit women in bikinis that easily qualify as this.
- Promoted to Parent: Anne Marie who looks after her little sister after their mom left them.
- Scenery Porn: The film puts its Hawaii location to good use.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Penny smokes weed, drinks alcohol, hangs out with sleazy older men in clubs and prepositions some of the guys Anne Marie becomes friends with. And she's only 12.