For two couples the future unfolds in different decades and different places, but a hidden connection will bring them together in a way no one could have predicted.
We may not all fundamentally believe in the same things. In fact, I know we don’t, but that’s perfectly fine. However, I do believe that ‘love’ is where the majority of us can find common ground. Whether it be romantic love, platonic love, or love for your favorite food or thing, we all experience love in some capacity. It’s a very powerful thing. Love can, inspire, motivate, and in some cases even keep you alive. 2 Hearts is a rare kind of love story that you think only happens in romance novels, but in actuality is very true. Based on a true story and book written by Eric Gregory titled All My Tomorrows, it’s a film that is full of vibrant souls and messaging that is hard to ignore. Not only does it feel very genuine but it puts life in perspective in a very real way. Doubling down on not taking life for granted and living in the moment, 2 Hearts believes in you as much as it believes in itself. Based in faith, the two intersecting and blossoming love stories that are presented beg the question, “Is life happening to you or is life happening for you?” I don’t think you have to be a faith-based person to find that question intriguing, because if you didn’t think we are all connected somehow previously, this story may change your mind. This story is as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming and at the end of the day, we’re all destined for something. The chain of events that take place and the end result is proof of that. Overall, with its wonderful on-screen chemistry, tone, and the way the story is told, 2 Hearts is a delightful viewing experience. Its rewatchability is high.
Plot & Pace
As Chris enters his freshman year of college, he immediately falls head over heels for a senior that he bumps into. Being the very charismatic person that he is, he eventually wins her over and things are more perfect than he could’ve imagined. Decades before Chris is born, a man named Jorge is born. Jorge is told multiple times throughout his life that he will not live very long because of a debilitating lung disease. Defying the odds, Jorge outlives the ages that doctors said he’d make it to but the disease hadn’t disappeared. He eventually begins to work in the family rum business and meets a flight attendant while traveling. Immediately being infatuated and knowing that time is not on his side, he pursues the flight attendant and he wins her over as well. Paradise comes to an end for both couples and their paths cross in the most unexpected way.
The pacing of this film is executed well. Matching the tone, much of the film moves like a whirlwind romance. Once the tone switches the film slows down and becomes more focused.
Characters & Chemistry
Jacob Elordi is a star. His spirited portrayal of Chris stood out for me. He was high energy, full of life and his charisma jumps off the screen. Sam (Tiera Skovbye) is a kind, warm person that is trying to make the world a safer place. The chemistry the two have is refreshing to see. It’s full of light and genuineness. Jorge (Adan Canto) is a smooth individual. Living with a lung disease has taught him to go after what he wants and to appreciate what he has. Radha Mitchell as Leslie is an independent wanderlust with an open heart. Leslie and Jorge have a deep love connection that can overcome any obstacle.
2 Hearts releases in theaters on October 16th. Enjoy and stay safe.
Director: Lance Hool
Writers: Veronica Hool, Robin U. Russin
Runtime: 1h 40m
Rating: 3.5 out of 5