Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Engaging teen romcom has underage drinking, language.

PG-13 2018 105 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 33 reviews

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age 13+


This movie Sucks. Overall, I would of liked it if not for the main character. I liked Jamey but Sierra is literally one of the worst people I have ever seen in a movie. A- the actor wasn’t very good. B- she glorifies catfishing and lures people into helping her. She then gets her friend to help her, and when the guy kisses her thinking she was the one he was talking to, she posts private and embarrassing photos of her even though it wasn’t her fault. Don’t show kids this. If at the end of the movie people aren’t disappointed my the grossness of the main character, they need to learn more about why it was so bad.
age 13+

Terrible movie

Sierra just keeps doing terrible things and never apologises or suffers any repercussions for her actions. The writers of this movie need to find a new profession.

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