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The Crush
The Crush
Actors: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin, Kurtwood Smith, Amber Benson
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2000     1hr 29min

A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences. Alicia Silverstone and Cary Elwes star in "a top-notch thriller.


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Actors: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin, Kurtwood Smith, Amber Benson
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/01/2000
Original Release Date: 04/02/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 04/02/1993
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 4/2/2014...
I thought this movie was an awesome/aggravation of a movie. I felt bad for Cary and hated Alicia. But that made it great little thriller for the "beginner" to the genre like I was when I saw it.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Amanda G. (amandag) from SIKESTON, MO
Reviewed on 11/18/2009...
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Todd F. from WEBSTER, FL
Reviewed on 10/14/2009...
Love Alicia Silverstone in this movie-great flick!!!
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kimberly B. (TheBookHunter) from SALEM, OH
Reviewed on 10/5/2008...
I liked this movie, Anything Alicia is in rocks!
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A predictable, derivative thriller
bonsai chicken | United States | 01/25/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Some films can easily be described as "x meets y." These usually aren't very good films. In this case, the movie is a blend of Lolita and Fatal Attraction. Nick Elliott (Cary Elwes) is an investigative journalist new in town who needs a place to stay and work, so he ends up renting the guest room of a fairly well-off family in the suburbs. He catches the eye of Adrian (Alicia Silverstone), their gifted fourteen year-old daughter. Her "crush" on Nick develops at a breakneck pace. She pesters him constantly, in person and on the phone, tries to seduce him when they're alone, and becomes insanely jealous of anyone else he spends time with, particularly a female photographer he's currently working with.

Unless you didn't watch any movies in the last twenty years, you can probably see where it's going. As far as thrillers go, Fatal Attraction is probably the most imitated. Malicious, Swimfan, if you've seen any of these you won't be surprised by The Crush. There's a lot of sub par acting from people capable of much better, and incredibly cheesy writing. The only reason to watch this film would be to see Silverstone being sexy, although seeing Elwes slug her and send her flying across the room almost makes it all worthwhile.

The DVD contains trailers and cast bios."
'The Crush' is an excellent thriller!
Shaun | South Bend, Indiana | 05/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a die hard Alicia Silverstone fanatic, I bought 'The Crush' with high hopes. Although harrassed by the critics, a shocking discovery was placed on my hands: it's an excellent movie. Sexual obsession and childish innocence form as one, creating Darian (Silverstone). Nick (Elwes), realizing the harm headed his way when Darian reveals her "crush", gets caught up in a violent swirl of events that lead to the ultimate finale in which Silverstone's acting abilities shine through. 'The Crush' was no waste of cash and the movie cover is to DIE for! Those glasses...those pouting lips...that evil glare. For true excitement, rent 'The Crush' today."
Great movie, Not so great DVD
Ryan | Greenport, New York United States | 11/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Crush; The story of a girl obsessed with a 28 year old newspaper editor who is renting a house above the garage in Seattle. Alicia Silverstone plays Adrian who can't help but be in love with Nick (Cary Elwes). Nick's girlfriend/co-worker Amy (played wonderfully by Jennifer Rubin) feels that Adrian is too attached to Nick. At first Nick is unaware of the crush but when Adrian hurts her best friend;Cheyenne (Amber Benson) and attempts to kill Amy buy locking her in a dark room with a sudden bee infestation he finally figures out that something has to be done. Great movie. Now the DVD: Has only an INCOMPLETE credits list for 3 of the stars and a bunch of trailers FOR OTHER movies. The sound is great, as is the picture."