View Full Version : THE CRUSH-a review by Ryan Burgos

08-03-2003, 03:08 AM
My most favorite of favorite movies finally gets a review-by me.

Nick Eliot has everything going for him. A new job and a new place to live: the guest house of the upperclass Forrester family: dad; Cliff, mom; Liv and 14 year-old-daughter; Adrian. Everything is perfect.
But that's about to end very soon.

When Nick meets Adrian, it was love at first sight. For her anyway. She gives him gifts and tries to seduce him. He is obviously clueless to her obsession.

One night at a party of the Forrester's, Nick drives Adrian out to a lighthouse where she kisses him. He suddenly realizes that this can't happen and she's had a "thing" for him all along.

Nick gets a job at Pique magazine: a semi-tabloid. He meets Amy Maddik there, a photographer for the mag. They become an item. This becomes a dangrous problem to Adrian, who has been seemingly rejected by Nick.

After he finds out that Adrian has broken into his house, scratched the word "cocksucker" onto his car and snoops around the place, Nick decides to leave. That doesn't mean he can.

Adrian's friend, Cheyenne knows about Adrian's bad side. But before she tells Nick, she fell off her horse that was rigged by none other than: Adrian.

Adrian discovers that Nick and Amy have slept together and the next day, Amy is discovered almost dead in her blackroom from thousands of bee stings....and Adrian is the obvious culprit.
Adrian invites Nick to her horseshow where she will be performing. After he doesn't show, she appears at a public event hosted by Pique magazine where she slaps him in the face infront of everyone and saying "Too busy kissing ass to care about me, Is that it?". He takes her outside and tells her to stay away from him and there is nothing between them.....

As Nick drives home from the event, there is a swarm of police cars and officers at his house: they say that Adrian said he raped her. He is taken to a police station and is released on bail. He was told that Adrian is up somewhere in the mountains with her family and he can go back to the house to get his things.

That is where the real cat-and-mouse game comes into play. Adrian has escaped and returned to the house to get her one true love.

An interesting thing for horror fans to note: Amy Maddik is played by Jennifer Rubin: She plays former druggie Taryn in Nightmare On Elm Street 3.

(NOTE: Since I am reviewing the DVD version of THE CRUSH, the name of Alicia Silverstone's character Darian has been changed to Adrian because it was based on an actual event...)

Poison Ivy (1992)
The Paperboy (1994)
Devil in the Flesh (1997)

Nick Eliot.................Cary Elwes
Adrian Forrester......Alicia Silverstone
Amy Maddik.............Jennifer Rubin
Cheyenne................Amber Benson
Cliff Forrester...........Kurtwood Smith
Liv Forrester.............Gwyneth Walsh


THE PICTURE QUALITY: 9/10: A great transfer, 1.85:1 Widescreen. Some specs but nothing major.

THE AUDIO QUALITY: 10/10: The newly remastered Dolby 5.1 digital soundtrack for home theaters is perfect.

THE SPECIAL FEATURES: Are an incomplete cast filmography and 9 trailers for other films are included (The trailer for this film constantly says the name "Darian" and they had to dub the movie version so there was really no way to show the trailer unless they dubbed it)

SUBTITLES: English, Spanish and French.


08-04-2003, 10:02 PM
How about some screen caps of the scene where he has to hide in the closet while she walks around nude?


08-04-2003, 11:18 PM
lol, there is one. But it's on allaboutalicia.com ....just go to the photo gallery and click on MOVIES then THE CRUSH....its there. :p

Jeffrey Dahmer
08-04-2003, 11:33 PM
Wasn't she 16 or 17 during the shooting of this movie?

08-05-2003, 12:17 AM
Yes, 17. But they used a stunt double. SHe has never done a nude scene or magazine. So any nudity with her name attached is 100% fake.

08-06-2003, 07:58 AM
This movie sounds pretty good, but it basically (to me) sounds like a teeny bopper version of Fatal Attraction, one of my favorite movies. I might rent this one sometime out of curiosity, though.

08-06-2003, 03:29 PM
Please do! It's really terrifically wonderfully great! My favorite movie....love it as much as you love Carrie (prob. more)

08-07-2003, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by RyanPC
This movie sounds pretty good, but it basically (to me) sounds like a teeny bopper version of Fatal Attraction, one of my favorite movies. I might rent this one sometime out of curiosity, though. Nah, it is quite different than Fatal, and worth checking out. Not great, but entertaining nonetheless. Just wondering though Ryan, have you seen Play Misty For Me? Fatal Attraction is a remake of that, and in my opinion PMFM is a much better film.

08-07-2003, 04:42 AM
I own Play Misty. So much better than Fatal. They ripped off the entire. Obviously mostly, the scenes with Madame Butterfly. Great flick. I remember the maid getting attacked and the sound of the knife slashing leather.....