A heart-wrenching story of first love, loss and a journey of self-discovery, Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming film Chemical Hearts, will strike a chord among all teen-dramas. Starring Lili Reinhart as Grace Town and Austin Abrams as Henry Page in the lead, the coming of age film aims to capture the thrills, disappointments and confusion of being a teenager.
Speaking of having to play a different character from her previous roles, the Riverdale famed actress Lili Reinhart says, “I loved that it was not what you expect when talking about a teen love story. It seemed a lot deeper than many other young adult romances out there. It’s more raw and grounded in grief.
Most teen movies concentrate on drinking and experimenting and losing your virginity. This is the internal struggle of these two young people feeling overwhelming emotions as their worlds are changing”
“For me, it’s boring to see another perfect girl in a movie the popular cheerleader or the dream girl are not the roles I’m drawn to. I want to play darker roles in darker stories. What really drew me to Grace was her sadness and her desire not to attract attention. Lili Reinhart still somehow gets Henry’s consideration and that was really interesting to play” she further added.
Lili Reinhart is also marking her debut as an executive producer of Chemical Hearts. Directed and co-written by Richard Tanne, the film also stars Sarah Jones, Adhir Kalyan, Kara Young, Coral Peña and is based on the book “Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal Sutherland. Watch Chemical Hearts streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on August 21, 2020
Chemical Hearts is an unapologetic, coming of age story involving a hopeless romantic and a young woman with a mysterious past.17-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the once in a lifetime kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him at least not yet.
Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Lili Reinhart) and knows everything’s about to change.
The opposite of ordinary, Grace walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and spends her free time at an abandoned factory. There is obviously something broken about her and Henry wants to help her put the pieces back together. When Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, Henry is immediately drawn to her and wants to uncover the mystery of her past.
As Henry peels back Grace’s many mysterious layers, he finds himself falling in love with her, or at least with who he thinks she is. Based on the novel by Krystal Sutherland, ChemicalHearts is equal parts coming-of-age drama and romance and is a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.