The Latest Netflix Movie That Everyone Is Talking About – A Refreshing, Not So Romantic, Romantic Love Story.
Here is why you must watch it.
Netflix has a new movie on the block, starring Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine in the leads. Purple Hearts is based on a novel by Tess Wakefield which was published in 2017. The adaptation is directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, produced by Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, Amy Baer and Leslie Morgenstein.
Is the latest Netflix release worth the watch? Time to find out
Cassie (a struggling singer-song writer with diabetes) and Luke (a recently enlisted marine) come together in a fake marriage because of their desperate circumstances and this seems to be the only way out for them. The film is based on Tess Wakefield’s 2017 novel.
While you would imagine soft, cute romantic moments between the two, eventually leading them to fall in love with each other, interestingly, what follows is a face-off with the realities of their individual lives. A win-win for the film is that they both end up helping each other deal with each other’s life challenges and most importantly, learn to stop being judgemental about each other’s line of work.
They pretend to Zoom chat with each other to show everyone they are a real couple. During one such session, Cassie finds out about a really stressful day Luke and his colleagues had spent in the battle field, she ends up comforting them through her newly written song about them. It is moments like these that win our heart.
More Reasons To Love Purple Hearts
The musical score is another reason which makes it a must watch on our list. The songs hit different, hauntingly beautiful and connect with the situations of the movie. When Luke leaves for his deployment, Beth, upon seeing all the families bidding teary eyed farewells to the soldiers, comes up with the song, “Come back home”. Many of the lyrics often end up reflecting feelings that resonate with the viewer.
We grow with Cassie and Luke as they journey through life and marriage. The film delivers drama, emotions, some cute, relatable moments, but above all, it shows us two people falling in love with each other because of how they support each other – A point of view that sets the story apart from the usual romantic novels that we often read.
Sofia Carson’s depiction of Cassie’s strong, independent, determined, and a bit opinionated personality is true to life and endearing. We can’t help but become a fan of Cassie.
Nicholas Galitzine as Luke is far from perfect, but somehow manages to make us feel for him. He gives us just what we need to dream about in a guy – more real life than just dreamy.
Catch the trailer for Purple Heart here. Will you be watching it?