“Sierra Burgess Is (Not) a Loser”

Tilo Gurung, Staff Writer

“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” is a movie directed by Ian Samuels (“The Eye and the Ice”, and “Myrna the Monster”) and written by Lindsey Beer (“Chaos Walking”), about a teenage boy named Jamey (Noah Centineo, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “How to Build a Better Boyfriend”) who falls in love with who he thought a popular girl Veronica (Kristine Froseth, “Junior” and “Rebel in the Rye”), through texting, but what he doesn’t know is he has fallen in love with a very different girl, Sierra (Shannon Purser, “Strange Things”). This movie shows similar problem that teens face in their lives. It shows one’s feeling toward the other gender and explains how the teenage world is lead by the social cliques and social media. When Jamey sees Veronica in the cafe he likes her and asks her for number, but she gives Sierra’s number to him instead because Veronica doesn’t like that kind of boy (she likes college boys) and also wanted to prank Sierra.   

It was produced by Black label Company. This movie was released in Netflix on September 7, 2018.

It is a rom-com, and drama. This movie is rated PG-13 because there are some movie scenes that are not appropriate for kids under 13. The soundtrack was made by Sabrina Carpenter (“Lie for Love”), Shannon Purser (“Sunflower”) and Allie X ( ‘Kids Wonderland and Paper Love”).

The plot starts out with Sierra. She is really smart but she is fat and her social cliques falls into “rejects” as Veronica states it.

What I like about this movie is the characteristic of Jamey because even after knowing that he was tricked, he forgave Sierra and accepted Sierra as she was.

A Westfield resident Shara Majhi also liked him and said, “The male protagonist (Jamey) had a strong role on how he loved Sierra for who she was not for her looks.”

What I didn’t liked in the movie is that when Veronica had explanations for the things that happened, Sierra didn’t listen to her. “I didn’t see the consistency on Sierra’s character,” Majhi.

Overall their plot, acting and directing was all great. They showed how teens feels of themselves. “The movie is fun and gives us a good message and similarly, I think the director did an excellent job by bringing out every character so convincingly,” said Majhi.