‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ accurately depicts the struggles of high school

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser depicts the romantic struggle story between high schoolers Sierra Burgess, played by Shannon Purser, and Jamey, played by Noah Centineo. This Netflix original movie, directed by Ian Samuels, kept my attention from start to finish, beginning with Centineo receiving Purser’s number thinking that it was cheerleader Veronica’s (Kristine Froseth).

From this point on, the film involves many laughs, cries and a whole lot of cat-fishing.

This movie portrays the roller coaster that is high school. It highlights the various struggles many kids face throughout their adolescent years. Name calling consumes the daily life of Purser’s character. However, she is distracted by her secret love for Centineo.

Despite the unrealistic cat-fishing, I find the plot to have a valuable message overall. It shows that beauty is not just skin deep. It is what’s on the inside that matters most. On top of that, it demonstrates that anyone could be friends with whoever, no matter their social rank or appearance. I feel that each actor and actress played his and her part extremely well, allowing me to truly empathize with the characters.

I would highly recommend Sierra Burgess is a loser. In the end, I had tears streaming down my face as well as a new outlook on life and my fellow classmates.