Parents' Guide to

Torn Hearts

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violence, language, drinking in country music thriller.

Movie NR 2022 97 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

age 13+
AMAZING! 10/10 would recommend, but there is 1 shrexy scene, a girl meets a guy in a bar and a few minutes later they go to his house and have shrex, this goes on for like less then a minute, foul language gore and violence but that's basically it! as long as you skip the shrex scene any age can watch it!

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Too much violence
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This is a country music-centered thriller that's also a dark commentary on the music business and the lengths some are willing to go to for stardom and fame. Torn Hearts takes the classic "city folks go to the weird/haunted country house" horror story in an interesting direction. Instead of finding ghosts or ax-wielding maniacs, the two lead characters, a country music duo looking for their big break, seek out and find their childhood musical idol. While perhaps not as spot-on as the too-real band dynamics of, say, This Is Spinal Tap, the movie shows, through both psychological and outright horror violence, that playing in a band is the most creatively rewarding way to completely destroy a friendship.

As the reclusive alcoholic country music legend Harper Dutch, Katey Sagal owns the role and makes the most of it. For their parts, Abby Quinn and Alexxis Lemire do much more than keep up with Sagal. In a genre not exactly known for stellar (or even competent) acting or for women having roles that go very far beyond hooking up with their boyfriend before screaming their way into a bloody and untimely death, this movie is refreshing. It would be borderline camp without these deeper messages, but, overall, Torn Hearts is as thoughtful as it is creepy.

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