Tuesday, October 13, 2020

2 Hearts Review: A Sweet Emotional Movie About Intertwining Relationships

Release date: October 16, 2020
Running time: 101 minutes
Starring: Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye, Adan Canto, Radha Mitchell

For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted. Based on an inspirational true story, 2 Hearts is a romantic journey that celebrates life, love and generosity of spirit, and challenges audiences to believe miracles are possible.

You will love or hate this film based on how much you like the main characters.  Elordi and Canto are both entertaining to watch and seem too good to be true.  Both are caring, loving men with good emotional intelligence and in excellent shape.  And Skovbye and Mitchell are equally great as the girlfriends of these two men.  Although Elordi and Canto are the main focus, it was nice to see both Skovbye and Mitchell being on even footing with them, both intellectually and career wise.  And there is a natural chemistry between these couples, though it is more apparent in Elordi and Skovbye.  And because of that chemistry, it makes the dramatic moments more impactful.  Additionally, all of this is enhanced by some touching music that helps with the overall mood and drama in this film.

Although it is not explicitly stated in the film, 2 Hearts feels like a faith forward film that has some hints that there is a religious message underlying what occurs here.  It is not overt in any respect and if you weren't looking for it you might not even know.  But that aspect does lead to some of the hallmarks of the genre, such as slightly corny lines, characters who are almost too good to be true, and some exceedingly pure relationships with little to no real world conflict.  It is fine if that is what you are looking for, but some might think this is too perfect of a representation.  I honestly can't tell if this movie is faith-forward or if it is just a story about someone who happened to be religious.  I think it is a little of both, with all the good and bad that comes with that.  If you don't mind and want to watch a wholesome story about faith, love, and generosity, then this movie is for you.  And it also does tell an emotional, enjoyable story about young love and commitment. 

2 Hearts tells an interweaving tale with fantastic performances by the leads, a touching, emotional story, and an impactful score.

Rent it.

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2 Hearts releases in theaters on October 16, 2020

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