This funny and touching story centers on Kate a forty-year-old respectable and successful headmistress in a small English village who gets together with her single friends Molly a doctor and Janie a local police detective ... more »every Monday to drink eat chocolate and decide who is the Saddest of the Week. Things start to turn displeasing between the three friends when Kate begins an affair with Jed a sexy 25-year old ex-pupil and is no longer the Saddest of the Week!System Requirements: Running Time 122 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: MYSTERY/SUSPENSE Rating: R UPC: 043396079021 Manufacturer No: 07902« less
Sylvia O. from COTTONWOOD, CA Reviewed on 11/26/2012...
This was a fun movie for a boring evening alone at home. I may watch it one more time before posting it.
Leah G. (Leahbelle) from NIPOMO, CA Reviewed on 2/19/2012...
This was a cute little movie. I enjoyed it. It's just been awhile since I saw it so I can't remember the details.
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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."
Schizophrenic Dramedy That Peters Out
Stephen Kaczmarek | Columbus, Ohio United States | 10/17/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Watching "Crush" is like seeing a really pretty house from the distant roadside, only to drive up and realize it's actually a hastily painted shack that somehow lured you over. The first half is reasonably engaging, as we follow the anxious exploits of a 40-something headmistress (played with sincerity by modeling's most famous plainjane, Andie McDowell) who falls first in lust and then in love with a man 15 years her junior. Their romance survives a series of trials and tribulations, including the general disapproval of the locals, but not the interference of her suspicious friends, one a sweet but mousy cop and the other a pushy doctor whose mean-spirited plan to out the boyfriend as a philanderer leads to senseless tragedy. Getting a handle on just what the movie is saying is tough--on one hand, it's about eschewing convention for true love, but, alas, that never actually happens, as the romance ends abruptly. There are the expected and cliched nods to sisterhood, motherhood, and the joys and pains of living, as well as a creepy subtext that men are really only necessary for sex and procreation. (Driving the point rather clumsily home is the fact that the doctor, a masculine horse of a woman, comes to realize she doesn't need men at all; her character also plays into a rather ugly sexual stereotype.) There's nothing particularly wrong about the performances, cinematography or the score of "Crush," but the film suffers from relying too much on semi-realized moments of female bonding to make up for a story that goes off in several directions without really getting anywhere. In the end, "Crush" wants to be a "chick flick," with some tears and some laughs (and even a happy ending that feels forced); the problem is, in the end, that's all that it is."