While movie studios are having a hard time releasing new films during COVID-19, streaming services are doing great with indie films. Amazon’s Prime Video’s offerings have been a little hit or miss as of late, but the teen romance/mystery, Chemical Hearts looks like it might have some promise.
Based on the book Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland, this move is directed by Richard Tanne and stars Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones, Adhir Kalyan, Kara Young, Coral Peña and C.J. Hoff.
The Premise from the Studio:
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.
Chemical Hearts will begin streaming on August 21.
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