Chemical Hearts

Chemical Hearts

Chemical Hearts

Lili Reinhart (Riverdale) and Austin Abrams (Paper Towns) lead this high school romance drama from the writer-director of Southside With You, adapting Krystal Sutherland's novel Our Chemical Hearts.

Seventeen-year-old Henry Page (Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the kind of once-in-a-lifetime love he's been hoping for just hasn't happened yet. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Reinhart) and it seems all that is about to change. When Grace and Henry are chosen to co-edit the school paper, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious newcomer. As he learns the heartbreaking secret that has changed her life, he finds himself falling in love with her - or at least the person he thinks she is.

202093 minsUSA
DramaRomance
62%
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Chemical Hearts never pretends that getting through teenagerhood is easy or fun. But if Grace and Henry can survive the perils of first love, there’s got to be hope for the rest of us. Reliving all that anxiety makes adulthood in the modern age look better — at least a little.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Assuaging teenage growing pains like a shot of novocaine administered by a shaky hand, this tender and subdued look around the limbo between adolescence and adulthood might start with a sullen kid trying to save his crush from her darkest secrets, but it never gets swept up in the idea that he actually can.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Writer and director Richard Tanne (Southside With You, about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date) takes what sounds like a terrible idea and transforms it into a sleek, well-played romance that largely makes the cliches believable.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

A deeply felt teenage melodrama.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This elaborately contrived story feels as if it has been cobbled together from a dozen others, and it never escapes cliche.

2.0
Independent

Independent

press

Adolescence is put forth as the personal and poetic peak of all human existence ... It's a strange, myopic kind of nostalgia.

2.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Like reflecting on one's own teen years, it's mostly embarrassing.

Stuff

Stuff

press

At its core, it’s a hopeful tale, one that advocates simply talking as a way of helping navigating your troubles.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Chemical Hearts never pretends that getting through teenagerhood is easy or fun. But if Grace and Henry can survive the perils of first love, there’s got to be hope for the rest of us. Reliving all that anxiety makes adulthood in the modern age look better — at least a little.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Assuaging teenage growing pains like a shot of novocaine administered by a shaky hand, this tender and subdued look around the limbo between adolescence and adulthood might start with a sullen kid trying to save his crush from her darkest secrets, but it never gets swept up in the idea that he actually can.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Writer and director Richard Tanne (Southside With You, about Barack and Michelle Obama's first date) takes what sounds like a terrible idea and transforms it into a sleek, well-played romance that largely makes the cliches believable.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

A deeply felt teenage melodrama.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This elaborately contrived story feels as if it has been cobbled together from a dozen others, and it never escapes cliche.

2.0
Independent

Independent

press

Adolescence is put forth as the personal and poetic peak of all human existence ... It's a strange, myopic kind of nostalgia.

2.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Like reflecting on one's own teen years, it's mostly embarrassing.

Stuff

Stuff

press

At its core, it’s a hopeful tale, one that advocates simply talking as a way of helping navigating your troubles.

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