Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Andie MacDowell, Imelda Staunton, Anna Chancellor, Kenny Doughty, Bill Paterson
Director: John McKay
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
At first Crush seems to be merely the latest film to portray a clique of boozy, trash-talking women as part of a larger, liberated sisterhood worthy of celebration if not admiration. The lighthearted comedy abruptly detour... more »
I Was CRUSHED!
Customer | 09/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is one that if you are a woman,you will enjoy. Crush will induce emotions and start one to really think about friendship and how dangerously controlling it can be if their is no respect. I loved the music that went along with the movie and the plot was full of unexpected twists and turns. Three professional women, single, in their 40's are friends is a beautiful english countryside town. One of these three women falls deeply in love with a very handsome, charasmatic, sensous, caring man. His downfall? He is years younger then she. Instead of being happy for her, the other two scramble their lives so that it is their complete mission to wreck this beautiful relationship between a man and a woman. Unfortunatly, they will stop at nothing. Crush keeps you in tow until the very end, and I would suggest keeping a box of tissue handy. Crush will evoke many feelings, and shows the dismay of what base friendship is: cruelty, jealousy, disrespect, and irreversable pain. This movie will move you to realize that there is so much more to friendship and perhaps it will allow one to realize that respect is a crucial factor in any friendship. There is an almost amazing transformation of characters and surpising amount of forgivenss and healing taking place. Crush will keep you wondering until it's perplexing conclusion. Andie MacDowell and Kenny Doughty have an amazing on screen charisma, and Kenny Doughty is a very handsome young British actor full of life, acting as "Jed" he did an excellent job portraying this young man. I loved it and will defintly look for more movies with Kenny Doughty in them!"
Customer | 01/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, though it was definitely not the light-hearted comedy I was expecting. As a 25-year-old young professional, I settled into my couch on a rainy weekday night hoping to raise my spirits and de-stress with an old-fashioned romance infused with british humour, a la four weddings and a funeral. I found myself at the end of two hours with tears streaming down my face. The pluses of the film include the luminous performance by Andie McDowell -- she is concurrently believable as the prim headmistress of a little English town as well as an ethereally beautiful woman with a naughty side -- interesting enough to steal the heart of a younger guy. Her rapport with Kenny Doughty is truly touching (and many woman can reminesce of the time they fell so much in lust and in love with someone not-just-quite-right but oh-so-alluring). Jed, as the quirky little raver boy-slacker, I have to admit, stole my heart.The minuses -- during the second half of the film, I kept wondering why the director didn't stick to Jed and Kate's story. I sincerely wish someday, he would be inspired to come out with Crush Version 2... not focused on the horrifically catty women Kate calls her friends. And with a happier ending."
Customer | 01/01/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm still trying to sort through my reaction to this film, so I suppose you could say it hit a nerve. The previews for "Crush" made it seem like such a fun chick flick, so I anticipated it to be just that. And it started as such - funny, brilliant women chatting about life and love (or the lack thereof). And then the sexual heat got turned up with a cute Scottish organist that falls for Andie McDowell. One of the female friends gets jealous/envious, and all hell breaks loose. The film then spirals out of control, going from a sweet, heart-warming romance to a very unhappy set of circumstances. It was such a strange, sad turn, and it put the film into a whole different category. Not at all what I expected, and it was not a pleasant surprise. It really threw me (perhaps that was the intention of the film), and it sort of soured the rest of the experience. I left the film feeling a little cheated and a little disappointed. True, it did make me feel, but I had gone into the film hoping for a fun romp, but came out of it feeling unsettled and sad. Wish the marketing folks would have let the audience know what we were in for."
Customer | 10/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love love stories with strong, interesting characters where I understand what each lover sees in each other. This is the best love story I've seen in a long time. Kenny Doughty is full of self confidence and playfulness with a rare emotional range that is irresistable to me. Andie MacDowell matches him in her vunerability and believability. The many, delicious sex scenes, without being overly graphic are sizzling. In each new interaction between them, I see why they are falling so deeply in love. The friendships between the women and the overall plot of society's strict regulations on relationships pale in comparison to the lively, profound connection these two characters achieve.
We could all just hope to have a little of this in our lives."