Parents' Guide to

Purple Hearts

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Opposites attract in romance with language, some violence.

Movie NR 2022 121 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 13+

Great movie - Love a good romance!

This movie is wonderful for anyone who's a sucker for a good romance! It was heartfelt and sweet, with a great 'opposites attract' vibe. The story was intriguing, complicated, and realistic in the sense that at no point did the movie really lose credibility. This is a great feature in a movie, because it allows you to connect with the plot and characters in a different way than you do in fantasies and obviously fictional stories. This was an absolutely wonderful movie, and I would recommend it to anyone who just wants a romance with a great plot. There were some sexual scenes, but nothing particularly graphic. I think that parents or kids can decide what they feel comfortable with, but I could see it being appropriate for like 12 and up, I just decided to play it safe with a 13 age rating. Little bit of violence and some mentions of drugs and occasional swearing. Would definitely recommend!!
age 12+

AMAZING MOVIE! Sad but in a good way and tiny tiny bit scary that’s all

AMAZING MOVIE! Hope they make a 2! Super sad (I almost cried can’t say why or it will spoil) but In a good way. Tiny bit scary but not too bad. My 14 & 12 year old watched with me and it was an amazing movie I recommend!

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (13 ):

This film is formulaic but its actors and central love story do enough to sustain its nearly two-hour run time. That's not to say that everything in Purple Hearts hits its mark. Cassie and Luke are meant to embody stereotypes of opposite ends of the political spectrum -- she the "lib snowflake," he the conservative military brat. Some of their arguments, especially those involving Luke's exaggerated Marine peers, feel very much scripted and only skirt the edges of serious topics. But their finding of common ground sends a positive message in polarizing times, and the evolution of their affection for each other feels believable enough.

Carson is the real standout in the movie, coming across as more authentic than many of her free-spirited, tough-girl film predecessors. She certainly has stage presence as a musical performer. Galitzine is a sensitive actor and is movie-star handsome, but his best scenes here are those with Carson. Sneakerella's Jacobs is also solid in a supporting role. The film runs a bit long, partly because it wants to let Carson perform at least three or four full songs (and star in an ending that looks and feels like a music video or an Instagram reel). Carson fans and the movie's target teen audience won't mind this at all.

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