Kissing Booth

‘The Kissing Booth 2’: Is It Worth The Wait?

If you were a fan of the first The Kissing Booth, have no fear! The Kissing Booth 2 is here and it’s back with even more coming-of-age drama. 

Kissing Booth

When thinking about the actual plot, it’s important to remember that this story was written by a then 15-year-old girl named Beth Reekles. It might seem a little bit childish, but it’s better for younger kids or if you’re really into it. 

About the Movie

In this movie, we see Elle Evans (Joey King) enjoying her summer with her boyfriend Noah, played by Jacob Elordi. By the time we make an actual dent in the movie, Noah is about 3,000 miles away at Harvard. The relationship is taking a toll because of all of the turmoil and lack of communication, as Noah struggles to grab hold of his freshman year. To avoid becoming a clingy girlfriend, she spends time with her boyfriend’s brother and her best friend Lee, played by Joel Courtney. He is now falling in love with his classmate Rachel (Meganne Young).

Within the span of the film, we meet the British student Chloe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) who Noah has now taken an interest in. At the same time, Elle takes an interest in her new classmate Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez). Noah suggests that Elle applies to Harvard. Elle obviously has to be a bad friend because this is the second rule she thinks about and decides to break against Lee’s wishes. 

The climax includes three different plots, including the the dance competition, the kissing booth and the homecoming. As expected, everything ends up beat and they all live happily ever after. 

While the movie is still as cheesy as a fanfiction story could be, it’s definitely better than the first one. Elle also seems like a horrible friend because she keeps doing things even after Lee asks her not to. Lee is also asking her not to do some really ridiculous things in an attempt to control her actions, but, again, the story was made by a 15-year-old. 

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