Time for another movie review!
So last night I watched a Netflix classic called: Sierra Burgess is a Loser!
So this movie follows a teenage girl who is in high school and unpopular. The plot of the movie revolves around a popular girl giving Sierra’s number to a boy, making him think it is indeed the popular girl’s number.
Sierra and the boy (Jayme) text back and forth, Jayme all the while thinking that he is texting the popular girl.
I really liked the movie. I thought it had funny parts but also heartfelt points and an overall lovely message.
However, I have a question. During the movie it’s shown that Sierra is smart, funny, very talented, and involved in some school activities. The only reason she’s deemed unpopular is because of her looks. She isn’t deemed attractive enough to her peers and is therefore, shunned.
So I’m wondering if this is an appropriate message to show our younger generation? Yes, everything works out in the end and the girl gets the guy anyway.
You should know there’s spoiler alerts by now! However my whole thing is that they’re still showing that high school (and middle school) kids shun other kids solely on their appearance.
Do you think, as parents or not, that the generation is actually swayed by what they see and that, seeing such a thing in a movie, might convince them (more so than already) that judging a peer on how they look and not their character and personality is ok?
That it’s acceptable, by society’s terms, to judge someone’s worth on what they look like and their talent on how attractive they are?
I would just like everyone else’s feedback and what they think!
In other terms and disregarding what message it could, unintentionally, be sending I thought it was a good movie and I would recommend watching it!
Thank you guys for the support and for your continued reading!