• Nicole Sherwin

Film Review: The Kissing Booth 2

The most anticipated Netflix sequel of 2020.

Source: Looper

Note: I know you want to watch, so I won't spoil the ending!

The last few weeks I’ve reviewed some absolute stinkers that have made me want to headbutt nails, so I was super excited to watch this movie, because I secretly loved the first one, but more importantly, because the two lead actors are exes and there’s just something so exciting about watching every scene to see if they subtly cringe, which they do not.

OG Recap

Yes, I loved the first one, but I only have so much room in my tiny mind to remember movies and The Kissing Booth OG was long gone, so here’s a quick recap. Elle (Joey King, from The Act) and Lee (Joel Courtney) have been best friends since they were born at the same hospital together, but she has a super big crush on his older brother Noah (Jacob Elordi from Euphoria & also, Australian!) Elle and Lee set up a Kissing Booth for the school fundraiser, Noah’s there, Elle and Noah kiss and sparks fly. They keep hooking up in secret, it gets slightly messy when Lee walks in on them, but they kiss and makeup. The end.

Cue the sequel and buckle up, because this movie goes for over two hours and there is SO MUCH going on. I’m going to try and keep it tight with no spoilers because I strongly suspect a lot of you will actually watch this one.

Surely that uniform situation is detention for a week. Source: The Insider

The Kissing Booth 2: The Plot

Elle has just had the best summer of her life with her super-hot boyfriend Noah in Santa Monica (which is actually Cape Town, South Africa), at his super-rich beach house, playing video games, going on cute dates, but then Noah has to go to Harvard, 3000 miles across the country. I think Harvard sponsored this movie because you’ll see it flash up approximately 2343 times. Elle has to go back to school. Tbh I’m not sure if it’s a school or a porno set because their uniforms are very short, very tight and they legit wear 9-inch heels.

Long-distance is so hard you guys. Noah is caught up with trying to adjust to a place that doesn’t care that he’s Prom King hawt. Elle is trying to find herself and keep herself distracted from missing Noah. She tags along everywhere with Lee and his gf and because the gf is not interested in a throuple she gets real filthy about it.