“Sierra Burgess is a Loser” Flips the Script for Rom-Coms

Brooklyn Jespersen
A & E Editor

I had been waiting for the premiere of “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” on Netflix since I watched the first trailer. My initial thought was that it was going to be a typical romantic comedy, it was.

Although the movie mainly focuses on the love story between the main character, Sierra, and the boy she likes, Jamey, there is also a real-life problem present in the movie: how to be comfortable in your own skin.

I enjoyed the way this movie dealt with this real-life problem. Unlike typical romantic comedies, the main character does not undergo a physical transformation. Instead, she spends the entire movie learning to love the way she looks.

The friendship that blossoms between Sierra and Veronica, the girl who bullies her, was another fresh aspect to the movie. Even though the two start off as enemies, by the end, both of them help the other accept themselves for the way they are.

There were some dialogue choices that seemed juvenile. There were also plot points where I couldn’t suspend my belief because they were extremely implausible.

As a whole, the movie was cute. I enjoyed the fresh plot and the focus being Sierra learning to accept herself as she is instead of undergoing a makeover. Even though there were a couple cringe-worthy scenes, I would still recommend others watch it, and I might even watch it with them.