ON THE OUTSIDE, JC IS A SURG LEGEND WHO HAS IT ALL: LOOKS, FAME,AND CHLOE, THE HOTTEST GIRL IN TOWN. BUT THE TRUTH IS, JC ISTURNING 30 AND AFTER TEN YEARS OF DANGEROUS WAVES HE IS FINDING OUT THAT GROWING OLDER AND GROWING... more » UP CAN BE MORE TREACHEROUS THAN EVEN THE TOUGHEST REEF BREAKS.« less
D. Roberts | Battle Creek, Michigan United States | 03/25/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've never been much for surfing movies. Only 2 reasons why I picked up this aqua-attempt @ a movie:(1) It stars Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2) It was under [money]Unfortunately, I regretted my decision to purchase it. The plot centers around an over-the-hill past-his-prime surfer (Sean Pertwee - NOT the fellow on the cover) who feels it incumbent that he surf a dangerous coral & rock infested area known as "the boneyard." Why? you ask. Well, so he can land a good-for-nothing friend of his a job @ a 2nd-rate newspaper. Contrived, you say? Yep, you're right! Of course, being that this is a surf film, they elevate the task to the stature of Hektor travelling outside the gates to protect his beloved city of Troy.The only other surf movie I recall seeing is POINT BREAK. Two factors make BLUE JUICE a better movie than POINT BREAK:(1) POINT BREAK included Keanu Reeves in its cast, BLUE JUICE did not.
(2) BLUE JUICE included Catherine Zeta-Jones in its cast. POINT BREAK did not. Furthermore, there are only 2 factors that entice one to watch BLUE JUICE @ all:(1) Catherine Zeta-Jones looks terrific in a bikini.
(2) Catherine Zeta-Jones looks terrific in lingerie.Other than that, this film is a wash. There is one scene in which one of the main characters is getting pummeled by 3-4 guys. Ostensibly, we're supposed to have sympathy for him. Actually, the fellow was so obnoxious that I was rooting for the lads who were belting him.Even Cahterine Zeta-Jones fans will have a hard time stomaching this DVD. In truth, she is only in about 15% of the story. The rest of the film details 4 guys meandering around the English countryside doing asinine things. Likewise, fans of surf movies probably won't get too much out of this film, either. There's only about maybe 7 minutes of surfing in the entire disc, and none of IT is particularly exciting."
A Beach Bummer
flickjunkie | 10/01/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The only thing worse than surfers without any waves is a film about surfers without any waves. For viewers who love surfing this film will be a gigantic disappointment since the total number of minutes of surfing footage struggles to reach three.The story is a slice of life about beached surfers who are waiting not for the perfect wave, but for any wave at all. J.C. (Sean Pertwee) is an aging super surfer who is flirting with a commitment with his girlfriend Chloe (Catherine Zeta Jones). Just as he is about to find grown up bliss with the woman he loves, three old surfing friends turn up and convince him to hit the beach looking for monster waves at the Bone Yard. The trouble is, there are no waves until the very end of the film, so most of the story dissipates itself on a meandering succession of disconnected beach happenings.The acting is mostly mediocre. Sean Pertwee has a few comical moments, but his acting was generally mundane. Ewan McGregor was decent as the drug dealing wild man, by far the most interesting and peculiar character of the bunch. Probably the funniest performance was turned in by Peter Gunn as Terry who turned his corpulent body into a continual sight gag. Catherine Zeta-Jones was sexy as usual, but her character didn't really have enough meat for her to show much acting ability.There is really not much here on which to comment. I rated it a 3/10. It's a real beach bummer."
pyemaster | Cornwall,Eng. | 12/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blue Juice is an absolute classic which sums up the Cornish surfing community very well. The film and countryside is true to Kernow and as a Cornish surfer myself, know alot of people in situations very similar. Although actual footage is limited, its a film about their lives rather than a surfing vid. It is balanced well and is funny, true to life and shows what some of our lives down here are really like."
pyemaster | 02/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great cute movie if you don't want to have to think too hard. Some classic funny lines, really goofy characters. JC (Sean Pertwee) must prove his worth as a surfer (in England!) where surfing barely exists. Kind of a cute twist on the surfer movies: it's cold and there's really no waves to speak of. But once in a blue moon, these huge waves come in and that is when JC must prove himself.BUT... his girlfriend (Cahterine Zeta-Jones) will disown him if he even tries! So, here lies the issue. Does he pronounce his love and forget the stupid wave, or is he influenced by his childhood friends who care nothing for intimate relationships?Unrealistic, sure. Of course. But cute.Plot is thin, but the characters are memorable and there are some truly classic funny lines. JC's childhood friends (Ewan McGregor, Peter Gunn and Steven Mackintosh) are hilarious characters and are all portrayed very well. Definitely worth the rental price, or buy it used.A couple things I don't understand:WHY ON EARTH IS THE PRICE SO HIGH!?!?! What's up with that? But it used.WHY is Ewan McGregor on the front cover, as if he is the main character? Yes, he plays a pivotal character - JC actually forsakes his love to save Dean's pride and his life. But shouldn't Sean Pertwee be the one on the cover with Catherine Zeta-Jones? As cute as McGregor is, he never looks this clean-cut (or sane) in the movie!"
Catherine Zeta-Jones before she was famous
Mike Adams | Southern California | 07/02/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is a must-see for you Catherine Zeta-Jones fans. She is beautiful, sexy, and young in this movie. She also speaks with her natural enlish accent. As far as the movie, it is a romantic comedy about a lad who is torn between being a responsible young man who puts Chloe (catherine zeta-jones) first in his life, or a young lad who wants to still to be looked up to by his buddies by going along with their dares and adventures surfing. The movie is cute, funny in moments, and has a nice ending."