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Review: Chemical Hearts

Chemical Hearts doesn’t quite fit the mold of a typical teenage romantic drama. Sure, there’s plenty of teen drama and teen angst and teen heartbreak. But there’s also an extra layer of character study and conflict grounded in the grief and circumspect motives of Grace Town (Lili Reinhart), the teenager who captures the heart of 17-year-old Henry Page (Austin Abrams) at the start of their senior year of High School.

Review: Brad’s Status

I lie in bed and overthink everything in my life on a regular basis, but I don’t think everyone needs to hear about it. Writer/director Mike White (School of Rock, Beatriz at Dinner), however, thought that that kind of obsessive inner life monologue would make for a great film. Perhaps, though not this film. In Brad’s Status, Brad (Ben Stiller) is a dad about to take his only son (Austin Abrams ) on a college tour, and it throws him into a self-absorbed walk down memory lane where he compares his life with those of his classmates (Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, and Luke Wilson) and comes up totally lacking. Though there is dialogue in the film, Brad’s voice-over dominates. And boy is he annoying.