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On July 11, 2018, Netflix released the official trailer for “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser,” a Netflix original scheduled to be released in September of 2018. Following “The Kissing Booth” and “To All The Boys I’ve Loved,” this Netflix original goes along with the network’s recent trend of romantic comedies. Along with following this trend, “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” also accumulated a vast amount of excited viewers. But, did this movie really live up to all of those positive expectations?

Starring Shannon Purser as Sierra Burgess, the film focuses on Sierra, an academic overachiever, as she navigates her way through high school being labelled unfairly as a loser. The movie quickly establishes an important relationship between Sierra and Veronica, a cheerleader and the most popular girl in school, as a scene develops where Veronica is bullying Sierra based on her looks. After this scene, Veronica ends up giving Jamie, a cute football player that goes to their rival school, Sierra’s phone number as a means to avoid giving him her own. From here, Jamie begins to text Sierra, thinking that she is Veronica, and Sierra quickly begins to develop feelings for him. How does she manage to keep Jamie in the dark about her true identity? Well, Sierra enlists Veronica into quite a devious plan: help her catfish Jamie in exchange for tutoring. What could possibly go wrong? Everything.

After binge-watching “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser,” I can confidently say that this movie did not live up to its hype. As everyone else on the Internet, I watched the trailer for this Netflix original and was thoroughly excited for the actual movie to come out. The movie seemed sweet, quirky, funny, and genuine. However, it did not live upto my expectations of it. Though “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” did have its cute moments, its overall message was not a good one. This film makes it seem as if actions don’t have consequences, and that is not a positive message to give out to such a large audience. When we do something wrong, we have to live up to it, apologize for it, and think of ways to make up for it. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” does not enforce this idea and, instead, puts out the opposite version. Though the message and ending were not satisfying to me, the acting, filming, and heartfelt moments earned a 3 from me. Thus, my final review of this movie is a 3 out of 5 stars.

If you time for a quick binge on Netflix, “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” might be an enjoyable, “awww” making option for you.

 

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