Watch: Sierra Burgess Is a Loser 2018 123movies, Full Movie Online – Initially mistaken for a psychotic thriller, the main character Sierra Burgess goes on wacky misadventures as she catfishes a guy she likes, humiliates a girl who was nothing but nice to her because she ended up with a girl that Sierra doesn’t deserve and sexually assults said guy. Wow, what a romantic movie..
Plot: 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.
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|5.8/10 Votes: 39,374|
|61% | RottenTomatoes|
|60/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 3271 Popularity: 11.892 | TMDB|
Sierra Burgess is indeed a Loser.
I was excited to watch this movie, Netflix has been making decent rom-coms lately and this plot had a teenage-catcher plot that no one can’t deny. The movie starts good, the characters are great, but I want to focus on Sierra:
They didn’t give her qualities for you to make you feel connected to that character. I’m not talking about popularity, I’m talking about quirks, things they like to do that make her look interesting. Yeah, she is a cute nerd, she is a kind girl (most part of the movie) but apart from that, what’s her catch? What makes her special? Does she like to spend her weekend reading? Give me something. They didn’t even give her insecurities importance, only mentioned once.
They mention -emphasis on the mention- she likes to sing but during the movie she only does once. She sings a beautiful song, at the last 10 minutes of the movie… Thank you. It still wasn’t enough to make you feel connected with her after what she did to her friend in the movie. (I’m trying not to spoil here) and, after what she did, the conflict was solved in like, 30 seconds. Wtf.
Her character is boring. Her relationship with Jamey is boring and not believable at all. Wow, they connected sending each other’s pictures of animals. How romantic -sarcasm alert- and to wrap it all, she end up being a jerk, and for me, only jerks are losers. So yes, Sierra is indeed a loser.
Now, let’s get to the other characters.
I liked Jamey’s character and Dan’s, they are well portrayed. Thumbs up.
But last but not least, Veronica. She steals the sentimental catch. She ends up being the character with more sentimental appeal. When she takes her bad-girl-mask she is actually a better person than Sierra.
In the middle of the movie I thought Veronica was going to end up with Jamey instead because there was more chemistry between them than with Sierra. Veronica was too kind to Sierra, really.
Overall, I wouldn’t watch the movie again, a good idea with an average/bad team behind it. A recommendation to Netflix, a good script changes with a decent director is everything, every word counts.
This is a troublesome little film. There are some things I enjoyed while watching it, which I’ll address first. The main character Sierra is an intelligent but unpopular girl, a bit chubby but not too concerned about her looks or her status in school. I liked how Sierra is shown as standing up for herself from the beginning, how she obviously feels the pressure of conforming with the more popular girls but makes up for it with wit. She is not the classic “loser” that we know from other films, that can only ever be happy when ascending to a more popular or attractive state. I think there need to be more portrayals of “losers” like Sierra, because, let’s be real, you don’t need to be the most popular or beautiful person in school to find some friends and do your thing. I also liked how Veronica is initially portrayed as the classic mean girl but soon turns out to be a sensitive girl with her own troubles and insecurities. I loved that these two characters become friends over something that was initially meant as an insult to Sierra, a prank. I could see how a friendship between Sierra and Veronica would help both of them and even out the strengths and weaknesses between the two of them. But sadly this did not happen. While Veronica does turn out to be a good friend, Sierra does one terrible thing after another. She continuously lies to the boy she likes, she asks Veronica to play along with ridiculous staged dates (that can only be uncomfortable for her) and when the boy, Jamey, kisses Veronica, Sierra immediately humiliates her in front of a huge audience. I hated the whole thing, really. I think the film portrays the act of pretending to be someone else to make another person like you better as a harmless technique to “get the boy” (or girl). But it is not. Think of the damage this could do if people used it with more malicious motives. Think of what sort of things happen to unsuspecting people (often children) over the Internet nowadays. If the whole affair of catfishing had been addressed appropriately and Sierra had felt at least some repercussions for her actions I might have been on board with this film. But that Jamey and Veronica forgive Sierra just like that, is not only lazy storytelling but also unbelievably unrealistic. I don’t know what the writers wanted to achieve with this ending other than insulting the intelligence of their audience.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Ian Samuels
Writer Lindsey Beer
Actors Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
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