Someday, its value at least in terms of cultural significance will be recognized via the National Film Registry. And next to the sparkle and tenderness of To All the Boys, poor Sierra is a cold and clumsy mess. I decided to watch this because I recognised good ole' Barb from Stranger Things and whilst I wasn't expecting a masterpiece I didn't expect to be so disappointed. In the latter half it becomes evident that Sierra is selfish, entitled, and just plain mean. But that's okay I forgive you let's go to prom!.
The first half of the movie had me hopeful that Sierra and Jamey will develop a connection, Sierra will do the right thing, and all will be perfect. Characters trick another character into kissing someone he wasn't expecting to kiss. Sierra is a completely unsympathetic and unlikeable character that willingly chooses to Catfish Jamey without giving a second thought to the consequences or the people that are going to get hurt in the process. What she did to Veronica was horrible and the fact she got what she wanted in the end pissed me off. Skip to like the middleish, the plot was going good.
But then near the end where Sierra sees Veronica and Jamie kissing and getts mad over it to a point where she literally cruelly betrays her friend by exposing her was really over the top, ridiculous, unrealistic and yawn-worthy. Smart, funny, and spirited, she wears her less-than-perfect body and her unfashionable wardrobe without apology. To echo the reviews of those who were equally frustrated, it's ridiculous that Sierra came out of the mess she created unscathed, with perfect boyfriend showing up unexpectedly to take her to homecoming. Catfishing is mischievous enough but then making a guy close his eyes and then kiss someone under the presumption that they were someone else. Sidenote: Now I'm imagining a Stranger Things musical episode and I'm strangely not opposed to it. Set your alarms and mark your calendars! The lawyers would be called, for sure! Parents need to know that Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is a high school-set romantic comedy about a teen Shannon Purser on the fringes of the social structure who pretends via text and telephone to be her beautiful, popular rival for the affections of the boy she's crazy about.
The only reason I didn't is because of the character of Veronica who showed real character development and just turned into a sweet, nice girl by the end of it all. That it's okay to commit heinous acts against friends because you're entitled forgiveness. Anyways it was okay, I feel like it could have been portrayed better because the concept was great. In the play, Cyrano, cursed with low self-esteem due to his large nose, expresses his affection for his distant cousin through poetry via a proxy. The imposter Mean Girls weren't all too impressive either. The fact that movies such as this are still being produced for young adult and teenage audiences in 2018 is shocking to me. The Roxane of this Cyrano story whom Sierra woos by proxy is intellectual jock Jamey Centineo, doing his best Peter Kavinsky longing gaze and working hard to salvage a coherent character arc out of scraps.
Where have you seen Shannon Purser before? Sierra Burgess was unfortunately not likeable. Out of all the movies I've seen thus far, this is probably one of the most disappointing movies I've watched. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Plus, the dreamy melody will have you playing the track on repeat. Even though, by the end of the film, we see Veronica has way better character than Sierra. Only losers talk through rehearsal! It gets worse because rather than apologising to Veronica and Jamie properly, she instead writes a song in which she's victimising herself and having a big whine.
After seeing 'To all the boys I loved before' I had a lot of hope for this movie. A Christmas Prince, The Kissing Booth, Alex Strangelove, Set It Up—Netflix has singlehandedly saved the genre! Not only was it not believable but it wasn't reasonable either. What did they want you to know about Veronica? I am probably just saying it because I have an appreciation for teen movies that retell classic works by the likes of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Edmond Rostand, etc. I hated the whole thing, really. Catfishing is not okay, what the main protagonists do is downright evil and messed up.
? There was so much more room for character development. What is Sierra Burgess Is a Loser about? In a fit of meanness, Veronica hands Sierra's cell number to the very adorable Jamey , pretending it's hers. They tried to turn a catfish story into a love story and it's just gross. Even though she helped carry on the weird catfishing, she turned into the nice girl that ended up saving the movie 3 Jamey ended up taking her to the dance??? Like okay did she not just catfish you?? Netflix will release all of Sierra Burgess, the full movie, on September 7. While Veronica is still imperious, spontaneously cruel upon occasion, and shallow, she's given a backstory and a home that makes her behavior understandable.
While she might envy the popular girls, of whom Veronica is the malicious leader, she doesn't really want to be one. This is a troublesome little film. Like what if she was a 50 year old balding man, would you still have taken him to the dance?? At no point in the movie you root for her to win over her love interest. I had a feeling this movie was going to be bad before viewing it. What I thought was absolutely stupid and ridiculous was the outcome.
Think of what sort of things happen to unsuspecting people often children over the Internet nowadays. But his memory really lives on because of a play, Cyrano de Bergerac, published in 1897 that broadly told his life story but added in a whole lot of myth-making fiction to spice things up. The movie is , a film that will surely become your new fave comfort flick once it arrives on the streaming platform. I loved the entire concept of catfishing and really wanted to see how the plot of this would be revealed. Uh, and obviously the distant cousin thing has been dropped. When it comes to romcoms, Netflix is on a roll! Given the topical issue of consent and how prevalent it is in today's society, I was more than a little surprised that the kiss was supposed to be played off as a romantic moment and make the audience swoon.
You would think she'd get a restraining order. Moreover, the movie fails again in trying to make the main protagonist lovable, which, apart from being a stalker who does not respect her love interest in any way, it's far from relatable and really hard to believe. Plus a great soundtrack full of modern synth pop and Purser showing off her own singing talents. While this movie brings to light the great pressure our youths face to look a certain way in order to be accepted and sends a reminder that there is more to a person than their physical appearance and Instagram followers, it sends another message of the harmful sort. High school is such easy ground for class-based romances and tragedies of centuries ago.