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Blue Crush 2

drama


From the filmmakers of Blue Crush comes an unforgettable surf odyssey about a young woman who finds fun, friendship and a thrilling adventure of a lifetime along the coasts of South Africa.

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common sense

ON for kids age 13
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5

Surfing flick is a feel-good friendship story.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this surfing flick is a sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit Blue Crush, but it has less cursing and sexual references and stronger themes about family, friendship, and world culture (South Africa). The protagonist and her on-screen best friend are both fantastic surfers, and they're positive female role models who, rather than compete with each other, help each other reach their dreams. There's some mild romance -- flirting, dancing, and kissing -- and a few of the usual swear words ("s--t," "bitch," "bulls--t"), as well as one fistfight that leaves two guys slightly bloody faced. Overall, the movie teaches positive lessons about paying tribute to your parents and meeting your goals.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how the movie is an example of the "hero's journey" and how everyone needs help to reach their goals.
  • Why are there fewer movies about female athletes? How would the movie have been different if the main characters were guys?
  • Although the movie is set in South Africa, most of the characters are white. How are race and stereotypes handled in the movie?
  • How are the two potential love interests opposites? Was the elephant poaching subplot necessary or believable?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Audience Reviews

3 stars

This movie was thoroughly enjoyable. The scenery was beautiful and the story was great. The actors were great and the plot was wonderful.

- Hamee, Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2 stars

Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay. The movie was not that bad to me. Sure it isn't at all like the first film except that there's surfing of course but this movie to me was also inspirational and overachieving. Don't mind the acting because there's barely any, just concentrate at the story and enjoy the scenery it brings. This chapter tells the story of a young rich girl named Dana (Jackson) grieving over the death of her mother and absence of her father's love. She knows that her mom always dreamt of surfing Jeffereys Bay in South Africa so she decides to leave the security of her Malibu home behind and venture to Africa in order to fulfill her mother's dreams. Once there she meets two other young female surfers by the names of Pushy (Mathis) and Tara (Vinson). One, Tara, is a successful 'Roxy' surfer and the other dreams of being one. So Dana and Pushy decide to conquer their surfing dreams together, while some bitter rivalry ensues with Tara.

- MANUGINO, Friday, June 17, 2011

3 stars

This direct-to-video offering isn't too bad. It's a pleasant teen drama, nothing too original or ground breaking, but I've seen worse. It's a story of teen angst (father-daughter conflict), competition, and confidence issues set against a backdrop of girls' surfing in South Africa. The lead, Dana, undaunted by any obstacle and pretty hot too, and her friend Pushy (last name galore? I don't get it either) pursue their odyssey together, so if you're a fan of female surfing, so-so hot girls, or even female empowerment, you may want to watch. They have a real community of free spirits there, symbolized by the Grateful Dead's "Truckin" being cranked out as well as gorgeous scenery throughout. The acting is better than the script, but the cast doesn't compare to Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez in the original 2002 film. There are plenty of deficiencies here and some needless subplots, but there are a lot worse ways to spend a little time than watching pretty girls surf.

- clintervin, Friday, October 7, 2011