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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)

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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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Ian Samuels

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Lindsey Beer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Purser ... Sierra
Kristine Froseth ... Veronica
RJ Cyler ... Dan
Noah Centineo ... Jamey
Loretta Devine ... Ms. Thomson
Giorgia Whigham ... Chrissy
Alice Lee ... Mackenzie
Lea Thompson ... Jules Osborn-Burgess
Alan Ruck ... Stephen Burgess
Mary Pat Gleason ... Counselor Stevens
Chrissy Metz ... Trish
Elizabeth Tovey ... Brody
Mariam Tovey Mariam Tovey ... Scooter
Matt Malloy ... Biology Teacher
Will Peltz ... Spence
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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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Just be you.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references, language, teen partying and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Black Label Media See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sierra's parents are played by actors who famously starred in 80s films also about teenage misfits; Lea Thompson in Back to the Future (1985) and Alan Ruck in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). See more »

Goofs

While Jamey (Noah Centineo) is playing games with his brother, he has the XBox controller on his lap. On that specific controller, the light would be on if the console itself was on. The light is off when it's on his lap. Meaning they cannot be playing video games while the XBox or his controller is off. See more »

Quotes

Sierra: Thank you, but I don't need you to fight my battles for me.
Ms. Thomson: Oh believe me, everyone knows that. I just really enjoy it.
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Connections

References Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) See more »

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Half of You
Written by Brett McLaughlin and Bram Inscore
Performed by Brett McLaughlin (as Leland)
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Sierra Burgess is indeed a Loser.
10 September 2018 | by susanagascueSee all my reviews

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.


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