I really wanted to love Sierra Burgess is a Loser because I was so in love with To All The Boys I Loved Before but after watching the latest Netflix teen romcom, I found myself conflicted. I wanted to bask in the love story and I was so surprised and happy about the friendship storyline between Sierra Burgess and Veronica, the popular girl in school, but I couldn’t. I felt that the catfish storyline of the film wasn’t handled properly.
And that stopped me from completely falling into the film’s magic.
Read my full review here: ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ and the thin ethical line of romance and comedy (ClickTheCity).
Of course, Shannon Purser is wonderful. Yes, Noah Centineo is the cinematic embodiment of our ideal high school crush. But it’s Kristine Froseth who not only steals every scene, she manages to imbue her character with so much humanity that it dazzles and shines. I’m in love with her and I want to see more of her.
But for all the feels that Sierra Burgess is a Loser can deliver with its modern take on a reverse Cyrano de Bergerac story, it does not handle the redemption arc of Sierra Burgess after the deception is revealed for what it is.
For this love story to truly hold water, that’s the part that needed the most careful of handling. But the friendship between Sierra Burgess and Veronica, that was wonderful and that’s worth the Netflix subscription for the month.
And, yes, I’ll admit it: Noah Centineo being all ideal all over again. I’m good with that. Bring it on.