Crush is a 2022 American coming-of-age film directed by Sammi Cohen (in her feature directorial debut) and written by Kirsten King and Casey Rackham. The film stars 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. Crush was digitally released on April 29, 2022, on Hulu.
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When a young artist is forced to join her high school track team, she uses it as a chance to pursue the girl for whom she’s been harbouring a crush. But she finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate and discovering what real love feels like.
Paige Evans is a student at Miller High School who has a passion for art and hopes to study at a summer program at her dream school, CalArts. She struggles with the prompt which is to describe her happiest moment; she considers her unrequited long-time crush on popular student Gabby Campos as a possible topic. Further complicating matters is ‘KingPun’, an anonymous artist who vandalizes the school with pun-based graffiti. Paige is widely suspected by students and school administration of being the culprit due to her interest in art. In order to avoid suspension, she agrees to join the track team while also discovering who the real KingPun is.
Initial release: 29 April 2022
Director: Sammi Cohen
Distributed by: Hulu
- Rowan Blanchard as Paige Evans
- Auliʻi Cravalho as AJ Campos, Gabriela’s twin and co-captain of Miller High School’s track team
- Isabella Ferreira as Gabriela Campos, Paige’s crush since childhood, AJ’s twin sister, and co-captain of Miller High School’s track team
- Tyler Alvarez as Dillon, Paige’s best friend who’s dating Stacey.
- Teala Dunn as Stacey Clark, Dillon’s girlfriend
- Rico Paris as Tim
- Aasif Mandvi as Coach Murray, Miller High School’s track coach
- Michelle Buteau as Principal Collins
- Megan Mullally as Angie Evans, Paige’s mother
- Addie Weyrich as Chantal
- Jes Tom as Aya, Gabriela’s on-and-off partner.