Debut with a bang for the new Netflix movie Purple Hearts that closes its first week on the platform in first place in the Top 10 in almost all countries including Italy, United Kingdom, and United States.
In spite of their many differences, Cassie (Sofia Carson, Feel the Beat), a struggling singer-songwriter, and Luke (Nicholas Galitzine, Handsome Devil), a troubled Marine, agree to marry solely for military benefits. But when tragedy strikes, the line between real and pretend begins to blur.
Based on Tess Wakefield‘s book by the same name, Purple Hearts puts together tough and delicate topics sweetened by an incredible love story: far away wars, addictions, immigration, and last but not least the American health care industry. And that’s what makes Purple Hearts different from any other Netflix-style romantic movie; there’s not much room for cheesiness because real-life is just behind the corner, ready to hit hard.
Icing on the cake, to make it even more unique, in Purple Hearts there is a song for every occasion and you find yourself stuck with Sofia Carson‘s voice in your head all day.
Sofia Carson (who co-wrote the film’s soundtrack available on Spotify here) and Nicholas Galitzine (who after The Beat Beneath My Feet and Cinderella we would have very much loved to hear him sing at least a couple of songs or, why not, a duet in a 120 minutes movie) chemistry and screen presence is perfect to bring to life the characters born from Tess Wakefield‘s pen.
The perfect movie for a beach-ice-cream summer evening.
Purple Hearts is available on Netflix now