Full disclosure: I have never read Beth Reekle’s ‘The Kissing Booth’. And you all know that I absolutely hate watching the movie before I read the book, but, well…it happened again anyway, so here we are. So that’s one thing that this blog post won’t do–it won’t compare the accuracy of the book to the film, as I have nothing to compare it with. That being said, I think it’s totally amazing how well ‘The Kissing Booth’ is doing on Netflix, and I strongly encourage you all to go check out Beth’s book!
The movie is absolutely adorable. The writing is spot on, and hella witty, and I absolutely LOVE Elle’s character. A lot of the cliche moments in the book are made un-cliche by her or other characters responses, and it makes them all feel more real.
The cinematography in this movie. Ugh. It was awesome. Especially the scene in front of the Hollywood sign, with all of the city lights in the background.
Elle and Lee’s friendship was super sweet. I was hella annoyed at Lee at times when he wasn’t being really supportive of Elle’s feelings for Noah, but I understood where he was coming from.
I’ve seen some stuff on Twitter about how Noah is abusive or whatever, and I was paying attention for that as I was watching the movie. I could see where they were coming from, but I still thought that it was a cute, sweet movie.
Seriously though, ‘The Kissing Booth’ just might be, in my opinion, the best thing to happen in the world of book to movie adaptations since ‘The Hunger Games’, or something like that. While I might be wrong, I feel like we’ve seen quite a bit of a decline in film adaptations, and as far as I know of, there have never really been too many YA contemporary romances adapted. While I know we have some awesome ones coming in the future, for all YA (Such as ‘The Hate U Give’, ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’, and ‘My Life With the Walter Boys’), I still feel like there’s a huge market that has yet to reach its full potential. SO, hopefully after the mega success of ‘The Kissing Booth’, it’ll help out with other adaptations.