Crush

Synopsis: An American student studying in Australia mistakenly gets involved with a mysterious and unhinged girl while house-sitting for a rich family on vacation.
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
 
IMDB:
4.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
36%
R
Year:
2009
82 min
$1,080,072
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405 Views


[dramatic atmospheric music]

[punching sounds]

[heavy rock music]

- THIS IS MY LAST RESORT

CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES

I'VE REACHED

MY LAST RESORT:

SUFFOCATION, NO BREATHING

DON'T GIVE A [...]

IF I CUT MY ARM BLEEDING

DO YOU EVEN CARE

IF I DIE BLEEDING

WOULD IT BE WRONG,

WOULD IT BE RIGHT

IF I TOOK MY LIFE TONIGHT

CHANCES ARE THAT I MIGHT

- [shouting in foreign language]

SHI-JAK!

- 'CAUSE I'M LOSING MY SIGHT

LOSING MY MIND:

WISH SOMEBODY:

WOULD TELL ME I'M FINE

LOSING MY SIGHT:

LOSING MY MIND:

WISH SOMEBODY:

WOULD TELL--

- KYONG-GO!

- I NEVER REALIZED

I WAS SPREAD TOO THIN

TILL IT WAS TOO LATE

AND I WAS EMPTY WITHIN

HUNGRY, FEEDING ON CHAOS

AND LIVING IN SIN

DOWNWARD SPIRAL,

WHERE DO I BEGIN

IT ALL STARTED:

WHEN I LOST MY MOTHER

NO LOVE FOR MYSELF

AND NO LOVE FOR ANOTHER

SEARCHING TO FIND A LOVE

UP ON A HIGHER LEVEL

FINDING BUT NOTHING

BUT QUESTIONS AND DEVILS

'CAUSE I'M LOSING MY SIGHT

LOSING MY MIND:

WISH SOMEBODY:

WOULD TELL ME I'M FINE

LOSING MY SIGHT:

LOSING MY MIND:

WISH SOMEBODY:

WOULD TELL ME I'M FINE

NOTHING'S ALL RIGHT

NOTHING IS FINE:

I'M RUNNING AND I'M CRYING

I'M CRYING

I'M CRYING

- WINNER, HONG!

[crowd cheering]

[shouting in foreign language]

[heavy rock music]

[crowd shouting]

- SHI-JAK!

- SUFFOCATION, NO BREATHING

DON'T GIVE A [...]

IF I CUT MY ARM BLEEDING

WOULD IT BE WRONG,

WOULD IT BE RIGHT

- HONG!

[laughter]

[heavy thuds]

[shouts in foreign language]

- LOSING MY SIGHT

LOSING MY MIND:

WISH SOMEBODY:

WOULD TELL ME I'M FINE

[crowd cheering]

- NOTHING'S ALL RIGHT

- COME ON, JULIAN!

[heavy thuds]

[crowd cheering]

- I CAN'T GO ON

- COME ON, JULIAN.

- WHAT?

[heavy rock music]

- RIGHT!

- YOU ALL RIGHT?

- YEAH, HE'S GONNA BE FINE.

STANDING UP.

REFEREE'S DECISION...

WINNER, CHUNG!

[crowd cheering]

- [laughs]

- I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT.

- HEY!

- THANKS, YOU GUYS.

LOGAN.

- IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER

IF I'D SEEN SOME BLOOD,

BUT YOU KNOW...

- AH, YOU...

- SHH, SHH.

- WELL FOUGHT, JULIAN.

- THANKS, COACH.

- KEEP YOUR FOCUS.

NO DISTRACTIONS.

RIGHT?

THE FINALS ARE AT THE END

OF THE WEEK.

- GOT IT.

- REMEMBER...

WE TRAINED LONG AND HARD

FOR THIS.

- SURE THING, COACH.

- MATE, TAKE A CHILL PILL.

- YEAH, INSTEAD OF STEROIDS.

[laughter]

- I ALMOST GO TO SEE SOME BLOOD.

- LOGAN.

- SO WHO'S UP FOR A BEER,

THEN, HUH?

- YES.

- LET'S DO IT.

- YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

- THAT'S GOOD.

[laid-back rock music]

- LORD, TAKE ME AWAY

- HEY.

- HEY.

- AH.

- YOU TRICKSTER, YOU.

[laughter]

CHEERS, GUYS.

- CHEERS.

- AH, MATE, LIFE CAN BE CRUEL.

- TELL ME ABOUT IT.

- LET'S CHECK OUT THE BAND,

GUYS.

- MM.

I DON'T KNOW;

I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT.

- AW, YOU'RE SUCH

A GOOD DANCER.

- NO, I'M NOT.

- YOU ARE.

WHAT'S UP?

- NOTHING.

- COME ON.

OUT WITH IT.

- I KNOW YOU'RE GONNA WIN

ON SATURDAY.

- YEAH, MAYBE.

DAMIEN'S A GREAT FIGHTER.

- YOU'LL BEAT HIM.

- THOUGHT YOU'D BE HAPPY

FOR ME.

- I AM.

I JUST--

I KNOW IF YOU WIN,

THE U.S. TEAM

WILL WANT YOU BACK.

- [inhaling deeply]

NOT LIKELY, YOU KNOW.

YOU KNOW THE REASON

I HAD TO LEAVE.

- THAT WAS TWO YEARS AGO.

IT'S HISTORY NOW.

- CLARE, I WAS BANNED

FROM COMPETING IN THE STATES.

I'M LUCKY THEY'VE EVEN GIVEN ME

A CHANCE HERE.

COME HERE.

I LOVE YOU.

NOTHING'S GONNA

COME BETWEEN US.

OKAY?

- OKAY.

[cell phone ringing]

- SAMANTHA.

TONIGHT?

[knocking]

HEY, SAM.

- HI, SWEETIE.

HAD AN URGENT JOB COME IN.

NEED YOU TOMORROW.

- UH, TOMORROW?

- WHERE?

- CARPENTER AVENUE, SOUTH PERTH.

FAMILY LEAVING FOR EUROPE

IN THE MORNING.

- [sighs]

- IT'S ONLY FOR THREE MONTHS.

- I'M SORRY, SAM.

I--

I CAN'T HELP.

- GOT ALL THE FRUIT,

POOL, HOME THEATER.

- SOUNDS, GOOD, BUT--

[mumbling]

- DO YOU REMEMBER WHO SIGNED

YOUR STUDENT VISA?

SWEETIE?

- IT'S JUST FOR THREE MONTHS.

- YOU ARE SUCH A PUSHOVER.

- HEY, I OWE HER BIG-TIME, OKAY?

- YOU'RE MEANT TO BE MOVING IN

WITH ME.

- I'LL MAKE IT UP TO YOU,

OKAY?

[laughter]

[smooches]

BABE, I GOT TO PACK.

- [sighs]

OKAY.

[alternative rock music]

- AND IF

THIS COMFORTABLE LIFE

IS YOUR ONLY PASSAGE

THROUGH TIME:

JUST MAKE SURE:

YOU CAN BREAK THROUGH

THE WALLS THAT YOU ARE

BUILDING AROUND YOU

THE THINGS THAT YOU ALWAYS

DREAMED ABOUT:

YOU KNOW THAT IN TIME

THEY'LL BE RUNNING OUT

[music quiets]

[soft piano music]

[slight bass rumble]

[doorbell dings]

[doorbell dings]

- HI.

I'M JULIAN.

SAMANTHA...

- THE HOUSE SITTER.

COME ON IN.

- WOW.

- I'M HARRY, BY THE WAY.

HARRY LOOMIS.

- NICE TO MEET YOU.

- FOLLOW ME.

AND THIS IS THE SECURITY ROOM.

ALL THE ZONES ARE FILMED

AND STORED ON THIS SERVER 24/7.

I CAN EVEN REWIND.

[electronic beep]

WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?

- YES, I'M SORRY.

- REINFORCED SECURITY GLASS.

WEISS DEADLOCKS:

ON ALL THE DOORS.

YOU CAN ACCESS THE NET, TOO,

IF YOU WANT.

- COOL.

WHY DON'T YOU JUS LOCK THE PLACE UP?

WHAT DO YOU NEED ME FOR?

- OUR CAT.

- CAT?

- DAMN THING WENT MISSING.

KELLY WANTS SOMEONE HERE

IN CASE IT COMES BACK.

YOU GOT THE KEYS?

[keys jangling]

SECURITY CODES?

- CHECK.

- GREAT.

ENJOY THE HOUSE.

WATCH MOVIES.

GO FOR A SWIM IN THE POOL.

JUST REMEMBER THAT--

- KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR FIFI.

- IT'S PERSIAN.

- THANKS, JULIAN.

- WE'LL BE IN PARIS

IN TWO DAYS.

I'LL GIVE YOU A CALL

ONCE WE'VE SETTLED IN.

- SURE.

HAVE A GREAT VACATION.

[engine starts]

HAPPY FAMILY.

- OUR NIECE MIGHT DROP BY

FOR A SWIM.

- NO PROBLEMS.

WHAT'S HER NAME?

[guitar pop music]

- I TOOK ADVANTAGE

OF A STRAIGH BELIEVING TOWN

THAT TORE THE BANDAGE

AND SAID LOOK:

WHO'S BLEEDING NOW

ARE YOU LISTENING

OR ARE YOU FAITHLESS

LIKE THE OTHERS:

LONG DAYS:

ARE ALMOST HERE:

FADED SIGNS:

FOR YOU:

- KEEP YOUR FOCUS, RIGHT?

JUST TILL THE END OF THE WEEK.

- SURE THING, COACH.

NOW, THIS IS THE LIFE.

- LONG DAYS

ARE ALMOST HERE:

FADED SIGNS:

FOR YOU:

I'LL BE WAITING ALL DAY

I'VE BEEN WAITING ALL YEAR

FOR YOU:

IT'S TRUE

[cell phone ringing]

- HEY.

- THIS PLACE IS AWESOME.

- YEAH?

- WAIT TILL YOU SEE IT.

- BUT I'VE GOT AN EXAM

TOMORROW.

- GIVE IT TO ME.

HEY, YOU BETTER SPILL SOME BLOOD

ON SATURDAY, RIGHT?

- THAT WAS LOGAN.

ALL RIGHT, THEN, TONIGHT.

- SAY AROUND 8:
00?

- WILL DO.

SEE YA.

- LONG DAYS

ARE ALMOST HERE:

FADED SIGNS:

FOR YOU:

I'LL BE WAITING ALL DAY

I'VE BEEN WAITING ALL YEAR

FOR YOU:

IT'S TRUE

[music fading out]

- HI.

- HI.

YOU MUST BE THE NIECE.

- YOU MUST BE

THE HOUSE SITTER.

- HOW DID YOU GET IN HERE?

- I'VE GOT KEYS.

I USED THE BACK WAY.

HOW LONG WERE YOU STARING AT ME?

- I'M SORRY.

HARRY DIDN'T MENTION YOUR NAME.

- I'M ANNA.

- I'M JULIAN.

IT'S A PLEASURE

TO MEET YOU, ANNA.

- PLEASURE'S ALL MINE.

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN ME

FOR A SWIM?

- YOU KNOW, NORMALLY,

I'D DIVE RIGHT IN.

- OH, YOU WOULDN'T TES THE WATER FIRST?

- WELL, SOMETIMES I DO.

- MAYBE SOME OTHER TIME.

- AH, ANNA.

[doorbell dings]

- HEY.

- HEY.

[light zapping noise]

HEY.

- HOW YOU DOING?

- YEAH, GOOD.

COME IN.

[rock music playing]

- WOW, THIS IS NICE.

- IT'S AWESOME, RIGHT?

I GOT YOU SOMETHING.

- REALLY?

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John V. Soto

John V. Soto is an award winning film director. John won Best Director for his film "The Reckoning" at the 2014 British Independent Film Festival where the film had its UK premiere at Leicester Square on Friday 9 May 2014. He has written and directed the feature films Crush (2009), starring Christopher Egan, Needle (2010), starring Travis Fimmel and Ben Mendelsohn and The Reckoning (2014), starring Jonathan LaPaglia and Luke Hemsworth, which was released in Australia on 5 September 2014 after premiering at CinefestOZ on 29 August. The Reckoning had its Australian TV Premiere on 7 December 2015 on Channel ONE (Network TEN). John V Soto is the co-founder of Filmscope Entertainment, with Deidre Kitcher. John has recently completed his latest feature film, a Sci-Fi Thriller titled The Gateway starring Jacqueline McKenzie (The 4400, Deep Blue Sea). The film has been selected for the 2nd largest film festival in Utah USA, FilmQuest 2017 which is a celebration of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror films. In addition The Gateway has been selected for the Austin Revolution Festival 2017 where it has been nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay. Previously John won Best Director at The British Independent Film Festival 2014 for his feature film The Reckoning, a thriller starring Luke Hemsworth. The film was also selected for the official line-up at Cannes Cinephiles Des Antipodes where it screened theatrically in May 2015. John also won the Special Jury Prize for Needle (which stars Travis Fimmel and Ben Mendelsohn) at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011. Needle was also selected for the US horror film festival SCREAMFEST, where it was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Film. more…

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