(Sadie Scott, Isabelle Barbier, Deeksha Ketkar, et al / DVD / NR / 2020 / Lightyear Video)
Overview: On the last night of her college freshman year, Izzy tries to lose her virginity with the help of her two best friends - but their only hope is getting into an exclusive, invite-only "Crush Party."
DVD Verdict: "You're like a Monk with with a vagina!" ... "That's a Nun!" It's a simple, yet throwaway line such as that, that had me hooked from the off and it just got better from there on in, trust me!
In this captivatingly perfect full-length debut from young filmmaker Emily Cohn (which had its World Premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in April), and which was an absolute joy to watch unfold from start to finish, the dynamic between the three lead girls is both hilarious and tense, sure, but beautifully depicts their friendships nonetheless.
For me, Isabelle Barbier is hilarious as Izzy, and Sadie Scott and Deeksha Ketkar take their roles equally two-handed, and with both bravado and a soaring desire to leave everything behind on camera.
With the filmmaker employing innovative narrative devices to usher the story along, 'CRSHD' is the most perfect time capsule for life for millennials, of that have no doubt.
These three leads must have hung out beforehand as on screen their timing is perfect, their chemistry real and honest, and their deliver of lines - both serious and comically - is as spot on magnificent as ever it could be.
A tender-hearted coming of age film at its finest, 'CRSHD' an unblemished look into todays society, where the spirits are high and the social media antics are on point! Oh, and the musical score is also well chosen and typical of today too. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Commentary with Writer/Director Emily Cohn
Q&A with Emily Cohn and stars Isabelle Barbier, Sadie Scott and Abdul Seidu (courtesy of Cleveland Cinemas)
'CRSHD' [DVD] is out August 11th, 2020 via Lightyear Video.