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Monday, 17 August 2020

Film Review: The Kissing Booth 2

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The Kissing Booth 2 is a fun teen rom-com movie and the sequel to 2018's The Kissing Booth. This film is the perfect antidote to counteract the washout that is summer 2020. It has plenty of humour, excitement - and, kissing, of course - in-store and ready to offer you a fun-filled escape from reality.

So, if you're in the mood for a little romance, buckle up! The Kissing Booth 2 is the film for you this summer!

The Kissing Booth 2 follows on from the events of the first movie, which left Elle (Joey King) preparing to face her senior year without her boyfriend Noah (Jacob Elordi). At the end of the first film, Noah left Los Angeles to start school at Harvard. Predictably, it isn't long before the distance begins to take a toll on their relationship, with competing priorities and a lack of proper time together resulting in heartache for the two lovebirds. 

Matters aren't helped by the arrival of a few new characters - Chloe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), a stunningly pretty girl at Harvard with Noah, and Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez), an attractive new student starting school with Elle. 

Of course, Lee (Joel Courtney) is back again as Elle's goofy best friend, but Elle isn't the only one forced to choose between love and friendship when Lee's girlfriend Rachel (Meganne Young) struggles to cope with dating a man who is joined at the hip to his best friend. 

All in all, things shape up to bring another year of drama, fun, heartbreak, and just maybe - true love. It's a wild ride through all the emotions of teenage life, tackling dating and first love alongside jealousy, college applications, and the power of friendship. 

The Kissing Booth 2 is the perfect feel-good summer movie. It's lighthearted and funny and doesn't take itself too seriously. The film is similar in tone and style to many other teen rom-coms and movies in the same genre, but with such upbeat (and, admittedly, a little cheesy) vibes, it isn't hard to see why these films have become so popular.

While the plot may not be complex and some of the acting is a bit questionable, if you can overlook these flaws, it's a great sequel to the first film. The original is arguably better and is definitely more original, but seriousness and Oscar-worthy performances are far from the aim of this movie. My advice is to approach it with a pinch of salt, an open mind, and prepare for the film to put a smile on your face!

Enjoyable and easy to watch, The Kissing Booth 2 is a fun-filled film to keep you entertained this summer!

Have you seen the film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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