Director: Richard Tanne
Starring: Austin Abrams, Lili Reinhart, Coral Peña, Kara Young, C.J. Hoff, Bruce Altman, Meg Gibson
Chemical Hearts is one of two new films opening this weekend based on YA novels. Austin Abrams is best known for TV series like Euphoria and a guest stint on This is Us. He’s front and center in Chemical Hearts as Henry. It’s his senior year and he’s tasked with being the editor for the school newspaper. His life changes after being paired with Grace on editorial duties. She’s a transfer student new to the school and is played by Riverdale’s Lili Reinhart. Grace is shy, closed off, and has a hard time opening up. It’s love at first sight for Henry whose relationship with Grace ebbs and flows given the heartbreak and tragedy she’s dealt with in a past relationship. It’s now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Here’s my review