Crush is, for better or worse, just like every other teen rom-com, extraordinary in its ordinariness. It succeeds at what it sets out to do: Give queer kids a totally enjoyable, and often quite funny, mainstream love story with a happy ending.
A heart-warming and fun **** comedy that delivers a much needed, refreshing take on the coming-of-age love story. Charming and authentic with just enough angst, Crush endearingly celebrates the romantic comedy tropes and clichés make that it all the more special. After so many recycled boy-meets-girl love stories, it's about time we had our wholesome, cheesy girl-meets-girl romcom.
I think the movie is a little hard to latch onto in the beginning because of how cringe it is but as you go on you get invested in the love triangle the main character is stuck in and it makes you want to follow through to see where it goes and who she ends up with.
For a Rom-com movie in this age I think it was executed well.
What’s jarring in Crush is the absence of some requisite dose of youthful mischief, a sense of stakes and perhaps even a lightly scandalous touch, integral to the spirit of many of the genre staples Cohen and co-writers Kirsten King and Casey Rackham attempt to revive on their own terms.
Hulu’s Crush is a queer coming-of-age movie in which very little happens, and whose characters barely exist outside of their joking lines of dialogue. Its young actors are a delight, but even as a story of teenage crushes, it rarely captures what it feels like to be young and in love.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the filmmakers hope, that you’ll be so swept up in “representation” that you won’t notice how generic the story is, and how dull and drab and laugh-starved its execution turns out to be.
Incest being called part of LGBTQIA+
This happens when you let two middle-aged women who spend all their time writing incest fic on Ao3 and Livejournal write a movie about **** Gen-Z Tumblr users. I don't know why a line about siblings sixty-nining is allowed to be in a movie with teenagers as the target demographic. But what I do know is that the writers are trying to shove their own fetish into this movie.
Calling incest part of **** culture is against the GLAAD rules. **** already call us "degenerates." This movie plays right into their hands. "So you're ****? Does that mean you want to **** your brother?" Just vile and disgusting. Hey, dear writers: If you're reading this: I know you know Tumblr literally ships Destiel. It ranks No. 1 every year. Your win*est thing isn't even top 100. I know that makes you mad. So mad, you tried to associate Tumblr with YOUR fetish. Please write your NC-17 incest fic and stay out of **** movies.