Kissing Booth – Review

My friend lets me use her Netflix (thank you my soul sister) and recently The Kissing Booth popped up. I didn’t want to watch it as I’m picky with movies and I hate it when I watch one and it’s awful.

But then I saw some reviews and an acquaintance recommended it. I got the hints and I watched the movie.

The plot is simple enough. It’s a teen flick and I really enjoyed it in the beginning. It was funny, and the beginning montage was a good way to introduce the characters and their background stories. It set a nice base for the movie.

There was a lot of slapstick comedy that strangely I enjoyed. I found myself laughing at most of the crap Elle got into.

Okay from this point on there shall be spoilers.

 

 

So she says everything that happened with Noah was because of the kissing booth but I disagree, it was all because of the rip in her trousers. That rip set off a chain of events that led to the kissing booth and their relationship. To be honest it was obvious that something was going to happen eventually.

For me though after a certain point the movie was less enjoyable. I had so many questions, like they don’t really talk about the mom again in the movie. And I didn’t like how Lee was so possessive of Elle. And I know Noah was meant to be only a little bit older but he felt grown, do teens grow that big in America? Also I did not like Noah’s possessiveness, telling guys not to date her? Who gave him that right? I get it he fancied her but that was an abuse of power.

On the flip side I liked that she stood up to him.

I wasn’t completely sold on the romance and so I think that’s why I didn’t enjoy it. The story line was good but it just didn’t deliver. It kind of fell flat. I don’t know why…

I did however like her relationship with Lee when he wasn’t being possessive. They were so funny! Hilarious! I just loved their honest, platonic, deep relationship. I would have liked a movie just about friendship without the romantic drama. We don’t get many pure friendship movies.

Anyway, those are my thoughts. What are yours?

I give the film a 3 out of five.

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