Sierra Burgess Is A Loser Review
The latest teen flick on Netflix- Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is now out. And Netflix has surely thrown in a lot of effort with cute teen movies this year. But the latest addition to the lot might not really meet expectations out here. With a clumsy story, and casting decisions that needed improvement, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser will find it hard to compete with recent rom-com hits like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
The Plot Of ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’
The main theme of the plot of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is that women who are larger than a size two deserve love as well. And that makes the timing for release very perfect. Only weeks back, Netflix’s Insatiable received major backlash for messing up this theme and making a movie derogatory to people who are conscious about their weight.
The story of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser moves around Sierra who is considered the high school loser. Mostly, by the popular mean girls of the school and especially by the Queen Bee Veronica. One day Jamey asks Veronica for her number. But being the cruel individual she is portrayed to be, she gives him Sierra’s number instead. Being unaware of the trick, Jamey bonds with Sierra. Soon, Veronica and Sierra come together to keep the fake show with Jamey going. And during this time, the two enemies soon become friends. However, it’s impossible for the duo to keep deceiving Jamey forever.
Sierra Burgess is played by Shannon Purser while Kristine Froseth becomes Veronica. And the actor behind Jamey is the popular youth heartthrob these days or the beloved Noah Centineo.
Is The Movie Right On Point?
The plot of the movie is somewhat typical. Sierra Burgess is considered eloquent but unattractive. And even when she is proud of her intellect, she continually doubts her supposedly horrific looks. The lonely Sierra is approached by Jamey in search of the bitchy yet pretty cheerleader Veronica. However, the story of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is kept generic. And the screen interpretations are definitely not interested in the details. While movies like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before go into the depth of the dreamy characters and profound romance, this movie is more generic.
Secondly, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser could have delivered it’s intended message in a much better way if it was kept only for the girls. And with less focus on boys. Apparently, the deal between Veronica and Sierra was that Sierra tutored Veronica to appear smart in front of her boyfriend. In return, the cheerleader helped Sierra keep Jamey in the dark on their dates. But all through it, it’s only Jamey who comes off the ditched used guy who is continually lied to. And that makes it very hard for people to not dislike Sierra. Even though the movie was supposed to make people fall in love with Sierra despite her body weight, the creepy complications make it hard for viewers to see that Sierra is not the only one to be blamed.
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser might have some great concepts. But it’s hard to ignore the problematic jokes, and the overall premise which might disturb a lot of viewers. And with competition against the phenomenal success of summer releases like Set It Up and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the movie is obviously falling short. It’s appreciated that the movie attempts to take a stand for plus size women, but it’s still mediocre teen movie. And with better performances, more depth and maybe some better reasoning, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser could become a much more liked film.