Heartthrob (2017)

Unrated   |    |  Drama, Romance, Thriller

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Shy Henry is overjoyed to fall into an unexpected romance with gorgeous and popular Samantha the summer after high school graduation. When Henry's love spirals into twisted obsession, Samantha pulls back.


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19 January 2018 | jtindahouse
| So much more than your typical "romance gone wrong" movie
I had no idea what to expect going in to 'Heartthrob'. I've enjoyed some of Keir Gilchrist's previous performances and that was enough to convince me to see it. It then proceeded to start off a little slowly and I was getting a bit of a "seen it all before" vibe. By the end of the film though I was absolutely blown away.

Firstly, Keir Gilchrist is hauntingly good in his performance here. I believed his character and therefore was able to understand and be impacted by him. Every emotion he felt throughout the movie the audience feels too through his fantastic portrayal. This was an enormous part of what made this film so good.

Secondly, it is a genuinely dark film. It holds nothing back. The writing would almost have to be called masterful in places. In particular the ending. Endings to films are often considered one of the hardest things for film makers to get right. 'Heartthrob' does it about as good as any film I can remember. The final 2-3 minutes are heart-breaking, thought-provoking and intriguing all at the same time. To say I loved this film is an understatement. Please see it if you get the chance.

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