Purple Hearts (2022)
August 3, 2022 6:54 AM - Subscribe

"In spite of their many differences, Cassie, a struggling singer-songwriter, and Luke, a troubled Marine, agree to marry solely for military benefits. But when tragedy strikes, the line between real and pretend begins to blur." A Netflix original.

Rotten Tomatoes: 31% for critics, 81% for viewers. #1 movie on Netflix.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I watched this movie and "enjoyed" it the way you enjoy methodically tearing apart a story that doesn't make any sense. I want to read the background on how the DoD signed off on this because they obviously got a ton of access and I'm not totally sure why?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:55 AM on August 3




Amazing thread.

"we're deploying in a few weeks" lmao to where?? what fucking year is this
THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING. It made me happy that deploying young guys to Afghanistan/Iraq/wherever is now pure fiction but still.

11/ the premise that anyone on earth would give a shit about their fake marriage is killing me.
100% of married marines got married to get more money and move out of the barracks

PROBLEM #2. There wasn't any immigration or financial fraud going on, but we're supposed to believe the military would care if they didn't REALLY REALLY love each other? They consummated the marriage right after the wedding FFS!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:10 AM on August 3 [1 favorite]


AND THEN a mere few months after this guy gets wounded in combat and they give him a Purple Heart, they give him a dishonorable discharge based on the "sworn affidavit" of a DRUG DEALER?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:12 AM on August 3


AND THEN a mere few months after this guy gets wounded in combat and they give him a Purple Heart, they give him a dishonorable discharge based on the "sworn affidavit" of a DRUG DEALER?

DISCLAIMER: I have not actually seen this movie -- warax's thread killed any desire to hate-watch for me -- but that seems... actually pretty accurate. There are tons of people who got chaptered the fuck out because of "issues" that were clearly PTSD-related and otherwise sketchy as fuck. Few years back, everyone with a star on their shoulder, collar, or sleeve had to start reviewing every sub-Honorable discharge in their chain of command because the optics were so bad.
posted by Etrigan at 10:18 AM on August 3 [1 favorite]


I remember some years back there was a minor kerfluffle about this sort of thing; someone really did try running an immigration/green card scam (marrying off women from other countries in the US on temporary visas to soldiers, the soldiers got to live off-base and the extra pay allowances granted to married soldiers and the women got green cards in three years) and I think that some of the soldiers did get court-martialed. A news organization also ran a sting where they put ads on Craigslist or something and some soldiers responded; new soldiers can be coming right out of high school, and can be very naïve about the law. There was some discussion about it on military subreddits with some soldiers arguing that, since there's no test to prove whether or not you really love someone, they should be able to marry anyone for any reason they want, and the more experienced soldiers going, yeah, good luck arguing that at your court martial.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:34 AM on August 4


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