Crush (2013) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Malik Bader
Starring: Sarah Bolger, Holt McCallany, Lucas Till
Rated: PG-13/Region: 1/1:85/Number of disc: 1
Available from Millennium
High school heartthrob Scott has it all; good looks, popularity. and a secret admirer. But what starts out as a seemingly innocent crush soon turns deadly. Who’s responsible? Scott’s long time friend Jules, frustrated with their platonic relationship? Bess, a shy classmate, increasingly jealous of his friendship with Jules? Or Jeffrey, a bright outcast whose crush on Bess has lead him to become increasingly obsessive? One thing’s certain, time’s running out and Scott must uncover the psychotic stalker before it’s too late.
Well this is an alright movie as far as thrillers go. It is mostly directed at the teen crowd with its overly attractive cast, but I am here to tell you that it isn’t a bad watch for adults either. The movie packs some drama and our female villain with the overly obsessive crush does at times seems to pack some ninja skills with the way she appears and disappears. Looking over all of that weirdness, you have a movie that has an above-average plot with characters that seem to have thought put into them. That always helps.
The film does pack a twist that I guessed rather quickly. Maybe that is because I over think everything or maybe it was because they made it too obvious? Either way, if you don’t pick up on this early I think you will manage to have a rather swell time viewing this one. It is only a PG-13 film, yet I do wish we had more of a body count to go along with things. To add it all up, our characters are well thought up, but our plot is interesting if not a little too simple. It is still well worth watching.
– The Making of Crush