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To all the Netflix movies I’ve loved before

Madalyn Dishman and Talia Cesario

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Since the dawn of time, it seems people have been fawning over romance movies. And with the popularity of Netflix, it’s no surprise that they have released some romance movies of their own. The three most popular of these movies being “The Kissing Booth,” “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” and “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” While these movies all have different plots and characters, they’re still often compared to each other.
“I liked ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ better than ‘The Kissing Booth’,” junior Ciera Witowski said, “because I didn’t like the actress [in “The Kissing Booth”] (Joey King) at all.”
The first movie to be released near the beginning of summer was “The Kissing Booth.” This movie follows a high school girl named Elle as she battles to keep her life-long crush on her best friend’s brother a secret. This attempt obviously fails as her crush steps up at the spring carnival’s kissing booth, resulting in a romance Elle strives to keep hidden from her family and best friend.
“I thought the movie was good but not worth the hype,” senior Savannah Gibson said, “I had seen people fangirling over it so I was very excited but it didn’t live up to my expectations.”
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is arguably the most popular out of these films as some believe it held a more realistic plot. While people may have had crushes on people that were so intense that they feel as though they’re dating them, the main character of this movie, Lara Jean (Lana Condor) acts on these emotions by writing love letters to her crushes. Although she never sends these letters, when they are accidentally delivered to all her past crushes, Lara Jean becomes stuck in her fake relationship with her past crush, Peter (Noah Centineo), that may have real feelings.
“I thought it was cute but it would never happen in real life,” senior Jillian Burrows said. “If I wrote embarrassing love letters and they got sent out I would not end up with the hot babe in high school. It was a good movie, but I don’t know if I’d watch it again.”
Centineo has had major roles in these Netflix movies as he played both Peter and Jamey from “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” Having these roles has kick started him into stardom as he has became extremely popular across the globe.
“I think he got popular so fast because he’s good looking,” senior Jessica Johnson said. “I also think that him being featured in two successful Netflix movies will really help him in the future for bigger roles.”
Although the movie may not be viewed highly by some, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” has also made it big with its controversial plot. Sierra Burgess’ (Shannon Purser) identity is mistaken by one of the coolest guys in town, Jamey.
Since she was mistaken for the most popular girl in school, Veronica (Kristine Forseth), the two team up to keep her on-line romance with Jamey alive.
“It was awful,” senior Colleen Roberts said, “the way they got together wasn’t appropriate. She kissed him without consent and he didn’t even know who she really was. Not good.”
These aren’t the only romance movies Netflix has to offer. With other non-teen related romance movies like “Set it Up,”  “When we First Met,” and countless others, there is sure to be a Netflix rom-com made for just about everyone.
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Madalyn Dishman, Editor-in-Chief

Madalyn is currently a senior and is very excited to start her third year as editor-in-chief. When she's not dealing with Jacob, Evan, and Collin's goofy...

Talia Cesario, Editor

Talia Cesario is a 4'9'' junior with a bad habit of biting her nails. She runs on the Utica cross country team and enjoys listening to music, watching...

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