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Chemical Hearts (2020)



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.


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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Critic Reviews for Chemical Hearts

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (22)

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

September 22, 2020 | Full Review…

An impassioned and imperfect portrait of teenage grief and heartbreak, Chemical Hearts takes its audience seriously. For every teenager who has ever felt alone, this feels like a tailor-made care package.

August 26, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The writers are overly-cautious...good intentions that don't pay off...not good storytelling and not engaging cinema, though an ethically-sound film...

August 25, 2020 | Full Review…

It ambles through comforting groves towards a largely familiar place of safety.

August 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…
Top Critic

Heavy-handed symbolism aside, this is a decent little drama which digs into the bewildering limbo state between childhood and the adult world - a time in which everything hurts, heads are full of hormones and time stretches out interminably.

August 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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