Review: Hearts Want

Love on stage

Lily (Sam Simmons) is an actress back in her home town starring on a small stage play. She reunites with a former lover, Jacques (Peter Christian Hansen) and plenty has been left unsaid between them.

Hearts Want came to my attention as one of the loveliest bloggers out there, Ruth of Flix Chatter wrote it!  It's always nice to see a film made by someone you "know" in the blogosphere. I felt the same way I did when I first saw Alex's short films as well. You can't help but feel a little extra love for the finished product.

Not that this film needs any of my blogger bias, I really enjoyed it and I'd love to see it expanded into a feature. It's shot very beautifully, slightly abstract in its framing. Since it's location is on and off the stage, it feels like you're watching an intimate play.

I was really captured by Sam Simmons, who played Lily. I immediately wanted to know more about her character, and the career she has outside of the stage work that is mentioned. 

All the actors, Ruth, and the director Jason P. Schumacher are all based in the Twin Cities area. I'm always happy to see projects from my Upper Midwestern neighbors, I'm looking forward to what they all do next. You can watch this film on Amazon Prime here

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A-

Memorable Quote: "We couldn't have given her that." - Lily (Sam Simmons)


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