'CRSHD': Film Review 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
CRSHD recently made its debut at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and it's everything you could have hoped for. Written/directed by Emily Cohn, the film traces through the thoughts and everyday struggles that many Gen Z people go through while highlighting the on the communication disconnect from their older counter parts. The film brilliantly juggles between the nuances and discomfort that youth in the digital age experience.
The film follows the trials and tribulations of self-conscious freshman Izzy Alden (Isabelle Barbier) and her two best friends Anuka (Deeksha Ketkar), and Fiona (Sadie Scott) who live in a small town. The main event just happens to be an end-of-the-year CRUSH PARTY! It's a modern take yet still a twist of the classic Sadie Hawkins dance and online dating. You submit your crush and they get an invite or vice versa, if you are "crushed," you will receive the invite.
Alden, like many of us in our freshman year, is trying to find her footing just to make her school years as less awkward and painful as possible. To that effect Alden is on a mission to "bone" while her friends are on their own quest to find romantic interests of their own.
In typical millennial style, social media plays mediator and the girls chase their crushes in real life and online. The writers of this film must have taken common and actual worst traits from real life nightmares as footage as the girls go through the dating profiles and the end result is hilariously charming.
But Izzy’s moral compass skews as the night progresses and her quest to have sex with her crush on his twin-XL bed might cost Izzy the friendships she cares about most. Even so, by the next morning, it seems some of Izzy’s mistakes happened “for a reason” and maybe the right person has been in front of her all along.
A few misread text messages, filters, and emojis later you’ll find out that CRSHD is a feel-good movie that beams pure brilliance that will leave a relatable impression on you!
In case you missed the screening, there is still one more!
Saturday, May 4 | 5:00 PM at Regal Cinemas Battery Park