‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ [Netflix Movie Review]
If you are like me, you spend countless hours looking for things to watch on Netflix. You then realize quite quickly that you have spent much more time searching through an endless movie bank than actually sitting down and watching a movie.
Good news! I will sift through the mess and recommend to you movies that I have found along the way.
For our first title, I clicked on it on a whim without really knowing what it was about. Sierra Burgess is a Loser is stereotypical high school drama does have a predictable ending but it is worth the watch. It focuses on themes of inner-beauty, bullying, and the desire for everyone to be loved.
The official IMDB summary of our movie is as follows:
"A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes."
The movie, focuses on central character Sierra Burgess who falls into the stereotypical movie tropes of what Hollywood defines as a loser. Played by Shannon Purser, Burgess is somewhat quirky, slouches a little, and hangs out with the 'weird kid.'
This makes her an easy target for ridicule by popular girl Veronica played by Kristine Froseth.
After a series of events, Sierra receives a text from a sweet jock, Jamey played by Noah Centineo. (You may remember him from his role of Jesus on Freeform's, The Fosters)
Sierra quickly realizes that Jamey believes that she is indeed popular girl Veronica.
This case of mistaken identity elicits a virtual romance between unpopular Sierra Burgess and cute quarterback Jamey.
Sierra then realizes that if she wishes to continue this 'relationship,' she must join forces with her enemy to win over the boy that she likes.
Other notable actors in this movie include RJ Cyler (Power Rangers, White Boy Rick), and This is Us star Chrissy Metz.
I quite enjoyed this movie. Although it was quite stereotypical, the characters were likable, and the plot was different than your average rom-com. It was an overall feel-good movie. At the end of the day I would give it a solid 7/10.