2 Hearts has its two hearts (sorry) in the right place, but it’s manipulative dross that’s not even particularly effective as it lunges for the tear ducts.
Directed by Lance Hool, the film tells the true story of 19-year-old Christopher Gregory (a ham-fistedly goofy Jacob Elordi), an organ donor who saved the life of businessman Jorge Bacardi and whose legacy inspired his father to write a book. On screen, Christopher’s life parallels that of Jorge's (Adan Canto), as both men embark and wrestle with the weighty expectations of their families. Based on the true-life inspiration, it's no surprise their lives end up intersecting in tragic fashion.
There are noble intentions here, celebrating the generosity and selflessness of organ donors, as well as the renewing power of family and young love. But despite the presence of strong talent like Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) and Tiera Skovbye (Riverdale), the performances are amateurish, weighed down by a script that feels manufactured by afterschool special writers on a deadline.
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