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Heartthrob (2017)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aubrey Peeples ... Sam Maddox
Keir Gilchrist ... Henry Sinclair
Peter Facinelli ... Mr. Rickett
Jimmy Bennett ... Dustin
Taylor Dearden ... Cleo
Ione Skye ... Jody
Felicity Price ... Colette
Tristan Decker ... Bailey
Connor Muhl ... Flynn
Rebecca Huey ... Tina
Caroline Huey ... Tasha
Daniel Nsengimana Daniel Nsengimana ... Josh
Austin Kulman ... Brendan
Reza Leal-Smartt ... Audrey Bellwether
Ian Bond Ian Bond ... Danny
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Sam Maddox, a troubled girl whose father committed suicide, has earned a reputation at her high school for being a bit promiscuous. When Sam begins seeing brilliant, MIT-bound Henry Sinclair, the two opposites really attract. Although Sam doesn't realize it, Henry is in the grip of an insane romantic obsession, and he will kill anyone who tries to put an end to his star-crossed - and increasingly deadly - romance.

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Special kind of crazy
17 April 2018 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Movies like these are tough, in more than one sense. Tough to make without dipping too much into cliches, tough to watch (for a variety of reasons mostly), tough for the actors to convince. Now I wouldn't call this a home run (read success on all fronts), but it does have an eerie feeling that kind of floats and runs through the whole movie.

The actors are doing their best and while some things seem improbable to say the least, the movie still holds onto some twisted logic. Although human emotion and perspective can not always be labelled as such. And that is more or less what you can expect from this. While it is about love, it is actually more about obsession and about possesion and about having something. About feeling something and not regarding how that effects others. About not being clear and about many other emotional things ... which can be considered strange when you think about how cold the movie probably will leave you


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1 January 2018 (Sweden) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tacoma, Washington, USA

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