'Purple Hearts:' Your Newest Netflix Obsession

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| LAST UPDATE 08/09/2022

By Peral Simons
Sofia Carson Nicholas Galitzine
@sofiacarson via Instagram

If you're anything like us, your social media pages have recently become flooded with people raving about the new Netflix movie, Purple Hearts. While we'll admit our interest has been piqued, we're not just gonna take their word for it and give up our evening to watch this movie. What's with all the hype, and is it really worth all this attention? Luckily for you, we have taken the time to do the research, so you don't have to. Here's the lowdown you need to make a fully-informed decision!

First and foremost, we'll make it clear that Purple Hearts is a romantic drama at its core. So, if that's not your genre of choice, this may be your moment to step aside. For anyone still with us, this film is based on the 2017 book of the same name written by Tess Wakefield. The movie tells the story of Cassie, a struggling singer, and Luke, a marine soldier, who together decide to enter into a fake relationship for the sake of military benefits. While it may be an unlikely love tale, we've watched enough romantic comedies to guess how it ends...

Purple Hearts Netflix Romance
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While the storyline is giving us everything we would want from a romance film, one more important question remains. Who can we expect to see on our screens bringing it to life? We have to admit, the cast is pretty fire and may be the reason why we end up giving in and watching it. Sofia Carson plays Cassie, and Nicholas Galitzine portrays Luke. If the promotional pictures, trailer, and fan comments are anything to go off, the chemistry between the pair is off the charts!

As mentioned, the film has already gained a serious cult following in the one week since its release. So, what are people saying? "These two scenes from Purple Hearts were literally so beautiful in ways I cannot explain," one fan passionately wrote. "Me after finishing Purple Hearts on Netflix," wrote another alongside three crying memes. Based on these comments, we're assuming there may be some tears on our end. Grab the tissues and the popcorn, folks! We're going in!

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