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Parents' Guide to

2 Hearts

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Well-meaning but stiff romance drags; language, drinking.

Movie PG-13 2020 100 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Not as bad as written above

I really enjoyed this movie! (I cried) The language was not a thing I would be worried about, I mean yes... there is the F-word but you can barely hear it due to a blurry sound as Chris fake passes out. The sex part was obvious but not inappropriate, both couples talked about having kids and then they walked to their bed. The most skin we see is them in their bathing suits "ScAnDaLoUs" (not really). Towards the end of the movie there is a really good message that hit me in the feels, Chris's dad says, "Tonight I want you all to tell someone you may have lost contact with that you love them and that you care. Don't bring up things that are going to make that moment a bad memory just tell them you love them." Bro, when I tell you I cried, I CRIED. I say overall this movie was really good and it definitely gave me a good cry.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The filmmakers' hearts are in the right place in telling this story, but the disconnected execution makes this syrupy romance with a message difficult to watch. There's little that works here: The script is amateur, the acting feels forced, and the direction tries to push emotion on the audience, but it's not genuinely felt. When the romantic hero with a lung disease explains why he's wooing the object of his affection with urgent fervor, he says, "Time is not something I have." Yet as the film unfurls, time passes all too slowly, creating a palatable impatience among viewers to get to the point.

It would seem that the intention of the plodding script is to be clever, to build up two separate storylines and then land with a big twist. But it's likely that audiences will guess where it's all going in the first 10 minutes. It's tough to explain further without spoiling the mystery, but this film has a mission, and considering that, the end comes as a bit of a shocker that this story is the one they choose to tell. If this is the best example, then 2 Hearts misses all the beats.

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