Crush is a coming-of-age film directed by Sammi Cohen and starring Rowan Blanchard and Auliʻi Cravalho in a story about a teen girl joining her high-school track team to get closer to her crush, only to find out she is getting closer to another teammate, who turns out to be her crush’s sister. The film is available to watch on Hulu.
Paige (Rowan Blanchard) is a high-school artist who joins her school’s track team just to get closer to Gabriella (Isabella Ferreira), the girl she has a crush on. Not knowing anything about track, her coach assigns her teammate AJ (Auliʻi Cravalho), Gabriella’s sister, to train her. As Paige and AJ’s relationship develops, Paige finds herself in a dilemma over whom she should be pursuing.
The storyline isn’t overly original. There are plenty of teen rom-coms that have the lead character trying to date one person, but ending up with someone else, but it was nice seeing this plotline with LGBTQ-friendly characters for once! Judging from my own past experiences, usually, the person you have a massive crush on never crushes on you back, but this film gives you hope that you can find the right person for you. Crush gets 4.5 stars from me! You should definitely check it out if you’re looking for a cute love story!