Chloe Nelson – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Even though not everyone would admit it, many people watch romantic comedy movies, better known as “rom-coms.” The cheesy, love-filled movies suck viewers in with their bad pickup lines and easy-on-the-eyes actors and actresses. Audiences may try to steer clear of it, but Netflix offers too many to ignore.
Three have caught the media’s attention in the last couple months: “The Kissing Booth,” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” and “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” Even with different plots, they all have one thing in common: a perfect ending that fits the “happily ever after” theme.
Rated between 60% and 96% by Rotten Tomatoes, the movies have become a heartthrob for its audience. Mustangs around campus also agree with the reviews. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” has gotten the most positive feedback and is a favorite out of the three.
Junior Maddie Stone watched the movie and loved the plot. “It has Noah Centineo in it, so that’s good enough for me,” Stone remarked.
However, some have chosen others simply for it being relatable. Junior Kenzie Horner personally enjoyed “The Kissing Booth.”
“I liked this one best, because the plot is interesting, and the characters are relatable,” Horner said, “And the couple is cute, too!”
“Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” is the latest movie to drop, and it teaches important life lessons like body positivity. Afraid of being rejected because she doesn’t fit body standards, Sierra won’t show her true identity to a boy. In the end, she reveals herself and gets the guys of her dreams.
Junior Kenzie Beck really loved the movie because it was raw and real. “We can all relate to feeling like we aren’t good enough for our crush, and this movie helps destroy that insecurity,” Beck said.