Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is the latest Netflix original movie. It features our title character Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser) having a normal teenage life, getting bullied and the works. Her biggest bully is the head cheerleader Veronica (Kristine Froseth). Veronica ends up giving her number to Jamey (Noah Centineo) who she thinks is the biggest loser in the café. In typical high school boy fashion he could barely wait until he got home to text who he thought was Veronica.
To no surprise Sierra had no idea what was going on and who was texting her. Through the grapevine Sierra discovers that Veronica needs help in school and luckily Sierra is actually good at academics. So the two make a deal, Sierra tutors Veronica, and Veronica helps her “catfish” Jamey. Will the two set aside their differences and help each other out, or will let their images get the best of them? And worst of all will Jamey find out the truth?
Being a Netflix exclusive you see familiar faces, among all their shows. Sierra Burgess is no exception. Shannon Purser, played Barb in Stranger Things, I am not saying there is anything wrong with it just to keep an eye out for Purser in future Netflix projects. She plays a socially awkward teenager well, and fits well into the flow of the movie. Even though Purser is new in the Hollywood world, Sierra Burgess has some very experienced cast mates like Lea Thompson and Alan Ruck to help round the cast. Everyone seemed to fit fine and blended well together. The film does an excellent job having Sierra and Veronica work together to catfish and tries to spin it in a funny way to try to make it work.
The story to Sierra Burgess is very relatable to teenagers everywhere. However, I’m not sure how often cat-fishing happens in high school between students, but hey anything is possible. I’m sure this is a big issue in schools now; it wasn’t such a big deal when I was in school.
Sierra Burgess is a Loser is a romantic comedy that tries to reinvent the genre, but fails to do so. The film was an enjoyable watch to say the least but it just didn’t feel worth the time. It had good balance for the cast but it’s hard to have such inexperienced actors as main lead. The idea behind the movie was different and worked well for the film.
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Screening was Provided by Netflix