Head mistress of the local school, Kate (Andie MacDowell) has never been married, policewoman Janine (Imelda Staunton) is the single mom of a rookie policeman, and physician Molly (Anna Chancellor) has three ex-husbands. The 40-something, English women spend hours sharing horror stories of their attempts at finding love. When Kate meets Jed (Kenny Doughty), a 25-year-old church organist, they begin a passionate affair, but Molly and Janine plot to break it up.
Unlikable characters and a flimsy storyline will amuse few viewers. The film’s lovely English village setting and romantic soundtrack are the only saving graces. A strict headmistress who demands high morals of her students, Kate sets an appalling example. She and her friends chain smoke, drink heavily and curse frequently. After smoking marijuana, Kate attempts a lecture but her thoughts are so vague she dismisses her puzzled class. Ten minutes after meeting Jed, the two engage in graphic sex in a church cemetery. The two also have sex scenes in empty schoolrooms, her friend’s living room or the backseat of a car. To break up the affair, Molly attempts to seduce Jed while Janine videos the betrayal. All three women appear to have the morals of alley cats, judging by the stories exchanged about previous affairs. Molly finally realizes why she dislikes men when she kisses another woman. Offensive language includes many obscenities and a few regular profanities. CRUSH crashes with vulgar language and graphic sexual content.