Comedy CRSHD

TIFF Next Wave Review: ‘CRSHD’

February 13, 2020Sherry Li

From writer-director Emily Cohn, CRSHD is a funny and stylish college comedy that's all about one first-year student's attempt to lose her virginity one night during a party.

Isabelle Barbier plays Izzy, who, on the last night of freshman year, makes it her goal to lose her virginity. Determined to do so at the exclusive crush party — a party you only get invited to if someone has a crush on you — Izzy is joined along the way by her friends, Fiona (Sadie Scott) and Anuka (Deeksha Ketkar), who each go through journeys of their own. What follows is a down-to-earth comedy, and while the humor itself is surprisingly downplayed, the result is nonetheless charming as the genre can be.

Unlike most college movies about sex, CRSHD is unexpectedly wholesome and largely focuses on the friendship between its female characters, putting Cohn on the radar as a filmmaker to watch.

CRSHD screens Saturday, February 15th at TIFF Next Wave. Its runtime is 1 hr. 21 min.

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