Movie Musings: Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
I fell in love with Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland in July 2017. It was my “light and easy” comic con read…one that kept me so enraptured that I was late to comic con so I could finish it. It also left me in a puddle so, you know. To say I was excited to see it on the big (and little!) screen is an understatement. I had a chance to see it at the drive in, an experience I am thankful for. Check out 5 reasons why you must watch it, free for Amazon Prime members!
Chemical Heartsby Krystal Sutherland
Published by: Penguin Books
on June 30, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
An irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again--soon to be an Amazon original film starring Lili Reinhart (Riverdale) and Austin Abrams (Paper Towns).
Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the love that he's been expecting just hasn't been in the cards for him--at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change. Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl--she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. Yet when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, and Henry wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. But as Henry learns, what you want may not have anything to do with what you get.
5 Reasons to Watch Chemical Hearts
- Angst. So much angst. This story is rooted in pain and grief but is equally funny and heartwarming. It’s the perfect amount of angst.
- Dream casting. Lili Reinhart clearly loves playing Grace, something interviews have spoke to. You may also know Austin Abrams from This is Us. Seeing him in a completely different role has given me a new appreciation for him!
- Holds true. It’s like I read this movie into existence. It’s one of the more flawless adaptations I’ve seen.
- Takes risks. This movie doesn’t shy away from real teen experiences. Though it’s rated R, it’s rooted in truth, not harm.
- The ending. I’m not going to say anything at all but I appreciate how they brought it to life. I had all the same feels I had when I first read it.