The thing about Netflix is that they don’t have to spend $200 million to make a streaming blockbuster. They don’t have to hire Martin Scorsese or the Russo brothers to direct. They don’t need to have Chris Hemsworth or Ryan Reynolds, The Rock, Kevin Hart, Mark Wahlberg or Sandra Bullock in their films to be successful. They don’t even have to come up with a decent script; Any ordinary second-rate Nicholas Spark nonsense will do.
Namely: purple hearts this is Netflix’s seventh most watched movie Eversurpassing Scorsese Irishman and Sandra Bullock Unforgivable. purple hearts directed by veteran television director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, its biggest star is Sofia Carson (Disney Descendants fame), and the script is complete crap.
It remains a mystery to me why the film has made it into the top 10 Netflix movies since it premiered a month ago. It probably cost fifty cents and some navel fluff. This is a bad movie. It doesn’t even meet the usual standards of mediocrity produced by Netflix’s algorithms. It’s badly written and badly acted, and the production values look like something out of a Thomas Kinkade painting that got run over by a train.
What exactly is the appeal? It could be Sophia Carson because I understand that Descendants was a huge hit for Disney. But Carson starred in another Netflix movie, Feel the rhythmwhich did not catch fire by the way purple hearts It has. I do not think that this love interest – Nikolai Golitsyn – gathers all the spectators. He is best known as Prince Robert, the fourth host on the forgotten Prime Video. Cinderella with Camila Cabello. And certainly not because it’s a good movie, but because it’s not.
The best I can say is the appeal of the clunky, rewritten Red State/Blue State storyline. AT purple hearts, Carson plays Cassie, a waitress, aspiring musician, diabetic and social justice activist. She’s poor, has terrible insurance, and can’t afford insulin. She meets Luke (Galicin) at the bar where she works when one of Luke’s Marine buddies makes a sexist innuendo to her. Luke tries to smooth it over, but turns out to be only slightly less sexist than his buddy.
Cassie and Luke strongly dislike each other. However, due to his past addiction, Luke is indebted to his drug dealer and is desperate to pay him off before something bad happens. Cassie needs better insurance to cover her insulin costs. Therefore, they are reluctant to agree to a fictitious marriage for the sake of insurance, benefits and additional payment. They have to pretend, but in pretending they fall in love predictably, but not without arguing about politics. He uses “liberal” as a swear word, and she becomes furious because Luke and his friends can’t wait to get back to Iraq to “shoot down the Arabs”. “YOU JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND THE SACRIFICES MADE BY THESE PEOPLE FOR OUR COUNTRY.” Meanwhile, Cassie’s music career took off as she writes songs inspired by Luke. The conflict, of course, is that Luke and Cassie are trying to hide the fact that their marriage is a sham so that Luke can avoid court martial.
This film is not thin.
Beware, spoilers: The truth comes out, and Luke, injured in the bombing in Iraq that killed Cassie’s best friend, is fired from his job and sentenced to six months in prison. Spoiler #2: It doesn’t matter because by the time he gets sent to jail, the marriage real because they fell in love.
The film appears to have been written by a Breitbart intern who is in love with a Starbucks barista with dyed black hair and black lipstick, and all of Cassie’s lines seem to be based on some 60-year-old conservative Trump’s idea of ”woke up” Gen Z’er. Luke, meanwhile, is portrayed more sympathetically, mainly because he not so bad like Steve Bannon. It seems to be based on some weird fantasy about a liberal woman being rescued by hump hump A Marine with a pout and a troubled past.
Viewers apparently love It. I can’t begin to understand why. I’ve seen some lousy Netflix movies but this one is unwatchable. Lifetime executives would laugh disparagingly at this film, which is as entertaining as an infected burr. However, I just don’t understand if Netflix can generate that many millions of hours of watching movies like purple heartsmore charming but also cheap Kissing booth or All boyswhy do they keep spending hundreds of millions of dollars on mediocre action movies that aren’t any better?
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