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Crush (2002)



Critic Consensus: Derailed by jarring plot turns, Crush is an implausible take on female friendships.

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A woman edging into middle age finally finds the love of a lifetime; too bad she can't convince her best friends it's for real in this lively romantic comedy. Kate (Andie MacDowell), Molly (Anna Chancellor), and Janine (Imelda Staunton) are three close friends in their early forties who have been sharing a long run of bad luck in the field of romance. While all three are successful in their careers -- Kate has been named headmistress of an upscale private school, Molly is a doctor, and Janine's a police detective -- they've been striking out in the dating scene, and they get together on a regular basis to compare notes and drown their sorrows in cocktails and chocolate. One day, while attending the funeral of a colleague, Kate makes the acquaintance of Jed (Kenny Doughty), a good-looking man who remembers Kate as one of his teachers when he attended the school years ago. Despite the decade-and-a-half gap in their ages, there's a strong mutual attraction between Kate and Jed, and before the day is over the two are enjoying an affair. Molly and Janine are at once amused and appalled at Kate for dating a younger man, and while she tells them it's a short-lived fling that means little to either party, neither Kate nor Jed wants to walk away from their relationship; before long Kate and Jed decide they've fallen in love and plan to get married. The harder Molly and Janine try to convince Kate that she's making a mistake, the more Kate is determined to tie the knot with Jed, and eventually Molly and Janine decide to take drastic measures -- Molly hatches a plan to seduce Jed, while Janine captures their tryst on videotape.


Bill Paterson
as Rev. Gerald Marsden
Josh Cole
as PC Blake
Gary Powell
as Sergeant
Christian Burgess
as Kate's Frenchman
Richenda Carey
as Lady Governor
Roger Booth
as Hearty Governor
Derek Deadman
as Little Crematorium Man
Andrew Bicknell
as Mr. Yacht
Jeremy Gittins
as Mr. Horse
Tim Walker
as Mr. Bundesbank
Louis Hammond
as Mr. Sensitive
John Voce
as Boring Martin
Anthony Renshaw
as Minicab Driver
Sarah Rickman
as Assistant 1
Eve Rose Cooper
as Assistant 2
James Vaughn
as Mr. Unspeakable Lying Bastard
Louise Gold
as Eleanor
Lauren Stone
as Smoking School Girl
Rosie Scanlon Jones
as Little Girl in Garden
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Critic Reviews for Crush

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (26)

Mixes slapstick, poignancy, tragedy and sophisticated wit.

July 20, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

While McKay's debut feature is witty, weepy and easy on the eyes, it never lets the obligation to entertain interfere with the messy flow of human responses.

May 31, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...the plot is so mechanical it squeaks.

May 31, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are as many misses as hits, but ultimately, it finds humor in the foibles of human behavior, and it's a welcome return to the roots of a genre that should depend on surprises.

May 17, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

Anyone who suffers through this film deserves, at the very least, a big box of consolation candy.

April 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Feels like the first reel of Bridget Jones's Diary spliced onto Othello.

April 19, 2002

Audience Reviews for Crush

Hard movie to get through. Pretty okay movie though.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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