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Chemical Hearts (2020)

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Critic Consensus: For better and for worse, Chemical Hearts captures the well-worn ups and downs of melodramatic teenage love -- and countless other films about it.

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Seventeen-year-old Henry Page (Austin 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 (Lili 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.

Cast

Meg Gibson
as Gloria
Adhir Kalyan
as Kem Sharma
J.J. Pyle
as Grace's Mom
Jon Lemmon
as Dominic Sawyer
Maxmillian Robinson
as High School Party Guest
Katherine Winter
as Halloween Hippie
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All Critics (83) | Top Critics (17)

Chemical Hearts is a journey of self-discovery that captures the thrills, disappointments and confusion of being a teenager.

September 22, 2020 | Full Review…

While the travails of adolescence never really change, surely we can find new ways of exploring them.

August 23, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Indeed, it's a film that considers young heartbreak so earnestly, it risks taking itself too seriously, too.

August 21, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Tanne... also hits the physiological explanation of the pain of heartbreak (from which the book and movie draw their titles) pretty hard.

August 21, 2020 | Full Review…

The film's strength is the way it respectfully handles that transitional period and the strange chemical makeup of the teenage experience.

August 21, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

For a story that leans so hard into (and sometimes gently pushes back against) the most cringe-worthy tropes of its genre, "Chemical Hearts" has an uncanny way of capturing the basic combustibility of teenage feelings.

August 21, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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