Purple Hearts Review: Hate to Love Relationship yang Medioker

Purple Hearts Review: Hate to Love Relationship yang Medioker

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Purple Hearts Review: Hate to Love Relationship yang Medioker. A classic love story of a soldier and a bar musician who married out of financial desperation.

On July 29, 2022, Netflix released a romantic drama entitled "Purple Hearts" (2022). The film, directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, still remains in the top 10 Top Ranked Movies until the second week of August, and has become the talk of many netizens on social media.

“Purple Hearts” stars Sofia Carson, a Colombian actress and singer who has previously appeared in Disney series, and Nicholas Galitzine, who co-starred with Camila Cabello in the film “Cinderella” (2021).

This film is adapted from the novel by Tess Wakefield which is also entitled “Purple Hearts”, tells the story of a fake marriage between two people who want to get rid of their respective financial problems.

The premise is simple: Get Married to Get Out of Financial Troubles

“Purple Hearts” builds on a simple premise about a debt-ridden soldier, Luke Morrow (Nicholas Galitzine), with a bar musician with severe diabetes, Cassie Salazar (Sofia Carson).

Their initial meeting did not go well, Cassie had a little sentiment for Luke, because her friends who worked the same profession often did rude things to the female workers where she worked.

But in the end, because they are in the same financial despair, Luke and Cassie make a marriage deal to get military insurance benefits for members who are already married.

The story then proceeds like the usual mock marriage format, the two fall in love with each other, followed by the revelation of the secrets of a fake marriage, and a classic ending as everyone expected.

However, even though “Purple Hearts” is a type of film that is predictable in its plot, at least this film provides fresh entertainment in the midst of the onslaught of films with heavy themes.

Drama with Thin Social and Political Issues

Behind the focus of romance presented through a pair of soldiers sent to Iraq and ambitious musicians with severe health conditions, Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum at least gives a patch of social and political issues that exist in America, although this element is presented not too strongly.

The character Cassie Salazar is described as having a free character with a socialist ideology, she lives a difficult life because she has to struggle with the wrong health care system. Plus he was born to a marginalized immigrant worker.

Then Cassie is juxtaposed with Luke who has the opposite view, Luke is a soldier with strong military principles, sometimes a little misogynistic and shifts women's equality, masculine, selfish, but has a charm because of his humility.

The camaraderie and agreement between Cassie and Luke ultimately helps them become a couple with contrasting traits who find each other.

The Ordinary Appearance of Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine

The couple Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine seem to lack a romantic connection even though this film is sprinkled with scenes like a melodrama in general.

Sofia Carson's appearance brings the character of an ambitious singer who finally achieves success, like being a separate part in this film. Although it is widely known that Sofia is also a singer, her stage appearance in this film feels a little forced.

Galitzine even appears more prominent playing the character of a soldier who has a problematic past. With a supportive posture, he is able to bring the masculine character of Luke. While it's not entirely bad, Luke's overly bold and stoic attitude is a little annoying at times.

In the end, although “Purple Hearts” is a type of film whose ending can be easily guessed, it is quite entertaining and can be enjoyed by anyone.

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