Netflix’s Purple Hearts Is A Sweet RomCom!

Netflix's Purple Heart is a romcom with music that will leave tears rolling down your cheeks!

I watched Netflix’s Purple Hearts over a weekend in August this year. The tagline of the film is ‘Brought together by circumstance. Bound by a marriage of convenience.’

This doesn’t sound like the kind of film that can become one’s favourite film of the year, but it did become mine. I even raved about it in my newsletter after watching it.

I hadn’t seen the two new leads in the film before on television or cinema. When I go back to my Letterboxd website, I see my notes under the film, “Loved it. The characters are interesting. The music is great. Evokes emotions.

And I have given it all five stars.

Purple Hearts (2022 film) - Wikipedia

Fake marriage trope

Aspiring singer/songwriter Cassie marries a marine named Luke to get military benefits. It’s one of those movies with a fake marriage/marriage of convenience trope. However, what makes it refreshing is that the female protagonist (Cassie) is a singer and the male protagonist (Luke) becomes her muse.

As they experience the stages of getting to know each other and falling in love and then getting into trouble for their fraudulent marriage, we see the rise of Cassie as a singer. She is deeply inspired by her personal experiences, which inform her songwriting and manage to touch hearts. Her songs go viral. Any creative person will love this aspect of the storyline.

Since the movie is a romance, a happy ending is guaranteed. But even so, as I watched the film, I found tears rolling down my cheek for some scenes and I loved the songs. I located them on the Spotify music app after the movie was over and kept listening to them for a few days.

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A musical at heart

‘Come back home’ by Sofia Carson checks all the right boxes in my book. The slightly raspy voice of the singer is rather sexy and sounds straight from the heart. The cover of the classic ‘Sweet Caroline’ is also a part of this album. ‘I hate the way’ is another great number.

I recommend this movie to all romantics, creative folk, poets and music lovers. One of the earliest movies that I remember enjoying as a child was ‘Flash dance’ since it was a musical and had danced in it. I guess

‘Purple Hearts’ appeals to music lovers, too, similarly, although it isn’t a dance movie. To me, it was a reminder of my carefree childhood when I used to watch movies with good music in them.

Image source: Netflix, edited on CanvaPro

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Aishwariya Laxmi

Aishwariya Laxmi is a writer, editor, blogger, and poet living in suburban Chennai, India. She blogs on and has a newsletter at Her poems and flash fiction have read more...

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