Chemical Hearts is definitely a movie for romance and teen drama fans. If you’re into shows like Riverdale or Degrassi, this will be right up your alley. Unfortunately, this movie just wasn’t my cup of tea, and I love coming of age movies.
The movie stars Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones, Kara Young, and Coral Peña. It focuses on Reinhart’s character, Grace, who is a transfer student, whom Abrams’ character, Henry, falls for throughout the movie. But she’s got a sad secret behind the curtain that affects the relationship.
Reinhart is the standout of the movie. Grace is poetic yet tragic and you can see it through how she talks with Henry. She has these lines in the movie that are so beautifully written, and aside from her injury, she’s more than just an average girl. Grace is a writer and it shows. Henry loves this about her, and through the movie, the two of them share some good screen chemistry and banter while getting to know one another, but due to Grace’s secret things don’t always stay on the best path.
Kara Young and Coral Peña play a gay couple whose relationship outshines that of Grace and Henry. It’s genuine, and their passion for one another is the opposite of Grace and Henry.
While this movie is going to do well with romance fans, I didn’t quite enjoy it myself. It’s by no means a bad movie, but I found myself not as attentive as I’d normally be. The subject matter and story were both well done, but it failed to keep my attention. I would still recommend this movie for fans of Riverdale or The Notebook. This will be right up your alley!
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