Movies of the summer

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By Mairead Bardho, Correspondent

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before v.s. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Two new Netflix rom-coms took over the teenage society this past summer. With the main star Noah Centineo starring as two, total opposite characters, viewers are debating which is better.

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was the first to come out mid-summer which sprung out of control. Every teenage girl was streaming the movie on netflix and obsessing over Centineo.

Noah stars as high school lacrosse player, Peter Kavinsky who suddenly gets a love letter written by a fellow student, Lara Jean. This letter leads to the two characters faking a relationship in order to keep rumors hidden. After some time the love unfolds into reality and becomes real. At this point,  many viewers have Peter Kavinsky at the top of their boyfriend list.

“The plot of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was just too good, I could not stop watching it, especially because Noah Centineo is so attractive,” said Hayley Scheer.

After the craze over Centineo’s role in that movie, fans were ecstatic to see his second movie “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” airing on netflix a few weeks later.

“Everyone was looking forward to “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” being just as good as “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, if not better,” said Christina Doud.

Then “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” came out, and many Netflix viewers were let down.

“The main girl character was so annoying and it felt so unrealistic,” said Christina Doud.

The movie’s plot was mainly based on two high school girls catfishing Noah Centineo’s character, Jamey, which holds risks and new relationships. Although many people enjoyed “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” better, some comments on “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” were positive.

“I know I’m the only person who likes “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” better, but it was just different and really made your heart warm,” said Hayley Scheer.

Both movies, starring Noah Centineo, were Netflix’s most popular romances during the summer and girls everywhere had different opinions on each of them. West Essex girls seemed to lean towards “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, rather than “Sierra Burgess is a Loser”.

“Either of the movies wouldn’t have been the same without Noah, he fits the characters so perfectly,” said Grace Masini.