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Movie Review: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

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Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Release Date: September 7, 2018

Streaming on: Netflix

 

“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” is a recent Netflix film, starring Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler, and Noah Centineo, that teaches us it’s okay to be yourself. This nostalgic ‘80s feel movie has similarities to “Pretty in Pink” plus online catfishing. The movie focuses on friendship and self-discovery, while still including a building romance.

Sierra Burgess seems to have it all together – lots of money, big house, famous father – but she has a whole different reputation at school. Bullied by the typical mean girl, Veronica, may have its upsides. When Veronica passes Sierra’s phone number off to the rival school’s “loser” quarterback, Sierra’s life is turned upside down.

Different from many other popular movies, Sierra Burgess gives Veronica a home life and dives into why she is the way she is.

Centineo, also known as Peter Kavinsky in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” and Purser, Barb in “Stranger Things,” play off each other perfectly, even when they aren’t in the same room. Purser and Froseth have the same chemistry, although in a completely different way.

If you haven’t already, check out “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” on Netflix to learn more about the importance of friendship in a not-so-well-rounded world.

 

About the Writer
Maddie Abele, Staff Writer

Sophomore staff writer Maddie Abele looks forward to joining the 2018-2019 Oracle staff.  Maddie was inspired to take on newspaper following the journalism class she took last year.  ¨“I like to write and I did journalism last year so I was encouraged to do newspaper,¨ said Maddie.  Outside of class, Maddie enjoys singing, and is a part of the Lincoln East show choir. Through choir, Maddie has had the opportunity to visit New York City, and sing at the infamous Carnegie Hall.  Although Maddie is excited for the upcoming year, she isn’t sure if she will use the experiences and skills she learns in newspaper in her future. Maddie dreams of being a Disney Imagineer. Imagineer’s work to create improvements to the parks and come up with new concepts and themes.  Overall, Maddie hopes to make an impact through her work. “I want to write something that people can enjoy and take something away from.”

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