I know...Blue Crush (2002) will never be a classic, except maybe for teenage boys. Young girls in bikinis are all that is necessary for most teenage boys to like a movie.
Regardless of the reputation of Blue Crush, there must be more to it than just hot bods on the beach. There actually was a story, and that required actors and actresses, including Bit Actors. It is funny how all the posters that advertised the movie showed hot bods on the beach.
We won't talk about Kate Bosworth (b. 1983). She is doing fine in her 24 titles on IMDb.
Blue Crush was the fifth film for Michelle Rodriguez (b. 1978), who was previously in The Fast and the Furious (2001) and Resident Evil in 2002. She reprises her role as Letty in 2009's Fast & Furious and then scores a big role in Avatar the same year. Not bad. She now has 24 roles listed.
Mika Boorem (b. 1987) was about 14 when she made Crush, but it was her 20th role and her ninth movie. Before Crush she was in Mighty Joe Young (1998) and The Patriot (2000). She now sports 36 roles on IMDb. At only 23 years old, she has more acting experience per year than any other Blue Crush cast member.
Faizon Love (b. 1968) is a bit older than the stars in this movie and now has 44 titles to his credit. He played the toy department manager in Elf (2003) and was in Couples Retreat in 2009.
After looking through most of the cast list, the names above are the only members who have more than 10 titles listed on IMDb. Of course there were quite a few talented surfers to fill in the scenes and to populate the surfing contest, so they wouldn't have many other screen credits, but it seems almost everyone was simply chosen on location, most likely because they fit the surfing lifestyle profile.
Am I making sense? Was Blue Crush a hit movie, or did it just have great advertising with hot bods on the beach? The worldwide gross so far is over $52,000,000.