Movie Review: The Perfect Date 📱👫

The Perfect Date is a cheesy teenage rom-com movie at its finest, with moments that are bound to make you laugh-out-loud.

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Laura Marano (left) and Noah Centineo (right) respectively star as Celia Lieberman and Brooks Rattigan in The Perfect Date. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for The Perfect Date contains spoilers, but TBH spoilers don’t really mean anything for rom-coms.

The Perfect Date (2019, directed by Chris Nelson), originally called The Stand-In, is based on the novel of the same name (referring to latter title) by Steve Bloom. It is the third teenage rom-com movie from Netflix that features matinée idol Noah Centineo. It follows the character Brooks Rattigan (Centineo) who is trying to save up money to go to Yale University; with the help of his coding genius best friend Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis), Brooks starts to get hired by women of all ages through the app (The Stand-In) to be a stand-in date for them—and no, he’s not prostituting himself.

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Movie Review: Sierra Burgess Is a Loser 😼🎣

Netflix proves that rom-coms—specifically teen ones—are what they do best.

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Shannon Purser stars as Sierra Burgess (left), and Kristine Froseth stars as Veronica (right) in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Sierra Burgess Is a Loser is spoiler-free.

Just three weeks ago, Netflix gave us the hit teen rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and the existence of the beloved fictional character Peter Kavinsky—played by Noah Centineo. Today, we are graced by Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018, directed by Ian Samuels) with Centineo starring in the movie as Jamey—Sierra’s (Shannon Purser) love interest. Don’t get me wrong, I love Centineo and his charming self; but this teen movie isn’t about him—it’s about Purser’s Sierra.

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Movie Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 💌

Kombuchas, selfies, and social media is what separates this modern-day teen movie from the ones made in the 80s.

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Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) and Lana Condor (Lara Jean Covey) stars in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before contains spoilers.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018, directed by Susan Johnson) is essentially a movie about a high school teen who is figuring out what it’s like to be in a relationship with a boy for the first time. The movie is based on the best-selling YA novel of the same name by Jenny Han, and follows the story of 16-year-old high school teen Lara Jean (Lana Condor) who wrote 5 love letters to 5 boys and one day discovers that they have all been mailed out.

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