The Kissing Booth 2is a 2020 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Vince Marcello, from a screenplay by Marcello and Jay Arnold. Vince Marcello directs The Kissing Booth 2, a 2020 American teen romantic comedy film based on a script by Marcello and Jay Arnold. The film is a direct sequel to The Kissing Booth, which was released in 2018.
Joey King, Joel Courtney, and Jacob Elordi feature in the film, which is based on Beth Reekles' books The Kissing Booth. Netflix will release the film on July 24, 2020. The film, like its predecessor, earned mostly unfavorable reviews from critics. On August 11, 2021, the third installment was released.
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Based on The Kissing Booth books by Beth Reekles, the film stars Joey King, Joel Courtney, and Jacob Elordi. The film was released on July 24, 2020, by Netflix.
Relatives of your best friend are off-limits. That last one is a little bit of an issue with Lee's older brother Noah. He starts a few fights to defend Elle's honor. Noah! Yet, he still won't work the Kissing Booth when Elle asks. Kissing Booth? Absolutely not. Speaking of the Kissing Booth, it's a smooching success.
In the Kissing Booth 2, Elle gets her first-ever kiss from Lee's offlimits, older brother. And Rachel, who is very onlimits, kisses Lee, sparking their romance. And Noah and Elle start officially breaking the rules. After that, there's a lot of lying, sneaking, betrayal in various forms. Calm down. But eventually, Elle and Noah get caught. And when it comes time to choose between her baby and her best friend. I hate that I just said that. Elle puts Lee first. I can't keep hurting people that I care about because of you. Bros before bros. Until she realizes a true best friend wouldn't make her choose.
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Even though Noah's about to move 3000 miles away, he and Elle are finally official. Aww! Can Elle and Noah do long-distance work? Can Lee and Rachel do short-distance work? That's not a thing. Well, I guess you'll have to find out in Kissing Booth 2. When the Kissing Booth 2 starts, Noah is away at Harvard, and Lee is now Big Flynn on campus. Elle and Noah are still together, but like a mature adult, she's giving him his space, maybe a little too much space.
I don't want space, and I want you. So Elle and Noah have a few communication things to work out, but they're still going strong. Meanwhile, Lee, Elle, and Rachel are gearing up for their senior year. And what happens during senior year? Senior Skip Day! No. Senioritis? Yes, but no. College applications! Right, looking towards the future.
Elle and Lee apply for UC Berkeley together, following in their mothers' footsteps. But those plans change when Noah encourages Elle to apply to other schools. Maybe you should come to school here with me. But for some dumb reason.
Elle decides not to tell Lee about all those other applications. Applications to Boston University, Tufts, Boston College. And Harvard? Yes, and Harvard. Sorry. Regardless, they still got a lot to do before college acceptances come in. Like beating the new high score on the Dance Dance Mania machine. What the hell is that? MVP is going down! And, of course, hosting another Kissing Booth. Everybody in favor of Dance Club doing a kissing booth this year for the fundraiser, please signify by saying aye. And what would the Kissing Booth 2 be without two kissing booths? I'm pretty sure it's still just one booth, dude.
Forgot about the presentation for the kissing booth. They don't have any kissers lined up again. So, we didn't actually get anyone yet, did we? That is correct, yes. And who is this year's most requested kisser? Marco, the new boy in school. Sweet mercy!
Boy, that is a man. Elle is tricked into complimenting Marco over the school intercom. I don't know whether to lick it, smack it, bite it. Bite it? I want to do all three of those things. Now, that's what I call a thirst trap. [All] Marco, Marco, Marco, Marco! Lee encourages Elle to ask Marco to work the booth. But that's not really Marco's thing.
So instead. I'll play you any game here for it. He challenges Elle to a duel. It's DDM, not Hamilton. Oh my God! And, of course, she wins.
Now, if Elle can only win that 50k DDM contest and pay for college, that may or may not be Harvard. Meanwhile, Lee and Rachel are having trouble making the short distance thing work, mainly because of Elle's strict DDM practice schedule and constant presence. Lee has some trouble balancing his relationship and friendship, and Rachel's had enough. I know that Elle is your best friend, but this has a stop. Lee tries to patch things up with Rachel while Elle visits Noah in Boston. Elle and Noah are having the best time until she meets Chloe.
The impossibly hot supermodel goddess that is definitely not into Noah. Hello, gorgeous. It gets worse when Elle finds Chloe's earring under Noah's bed and then reads Noah's texts from Chloe while he's in the shower. Ooh. Yeah, that's not good. And even though Noah tells her that nothing is going on between them, Elle is having a lot of trouble trusting him. If you're telling me that nothing has happened, then I believe you. Good. Thankfully Lee and Elle's DDM practices for the competition are going great! Oh, wait a second. No, they're not.
This is why Lee convinces Marco to step in and step up. There's no way I'm going to do it. Why not? I'm already doing her kissing booth. That gives Lee more time to spend alone with Rachel, without having to tell Elle that he needs to be spending more time alone with Rachel.
Elle and Marco start to practice together a lot. And sure, their practices are challenging. You know what, if you don't want to take this seriously, we should call it off. But soon, Marco reminds Elle just to have a good time. You just have to let go. They even take a break and have some dinner, ride the Ferris wheel, relax on the beach at sunset, which makes it sound like a date.
It wasn't a date. Meanwhile, Lee has a plan to win Rachel back with a romantic intercom stunt. I love you, Rachel. And I'm really hoping that you love me too. Come on, that was pretty smooth! It definitely was. And it seemed like things were really back on track with them until Halloween.
Elle and Lee showed up as Ghostbusters. And Rachel was the StayPuft Marshmallow Man. Rachel was one-third of a s'more. Because Lee forgot to tell her they were switching costumes. Oops. And Rachel finally tells Elle how she's been feeling. Oh my God, Elle. With you around, I literally can't spend a moment alone with my boyfriend!
So now, Lee is spending all his time with Rachel. Noah is spending all his time with Chloe. And Elle spending all of her time with Marco. Want some company? With all the dancing, eating, and hanging, they're becoming real friends. Or maybe more than friends. Hey, we'll get there! But first, the Dance Dance Mania tournament. Marco and Elle are ready. And the competition is fierce. They came to win. Elle and Marco came to win too! And their performance is basically flawless.
Except for the part where Elle cheats on Noah with Marco. I thought it was kind of an exciting ending. Almost as exciting as discovering a bunch of secret college applications in your BFF's backpack. Anyway, Elle and Marco win the competition. But when she sees Noah in the audience, all she feels is a loss. Elle is hoping everything will get sorted out with Noah and Lee at the Flynn Family Thanksgiving Dinner.
Because everyone knows that holiday dinners are the perfect time to have calm, levelheaded discussions about issues on which you fundamentally disagree. She's my best friend. You lied to me! Nothing goes better with turkey than secrets, lies, and infidelity. And this has been lovely. Chloe, always a pleasure, but I think it's time for me to head out too. If only Elle had talked to Lee about college.
If only Lee had actually talked to Elle about Rachel. If only Noah hadn't lied to Elle. If only Chloe hadn't been so freaking gorgeous! Needless to say, everyone is soon sad and single, like a bunch of Eeyores. But, Elle and Lee finally have an honest conversation about everything that's been going on with them. I had to make a choice.
And things start looking up again when Lee wins Homecoming King. Lee Flynn! What? Until Marco and Noah immediately make it awkward with their toxic displays of masculinity. You didn't come over to say congratulations. So, just admit it. Okay, let's go, Noah. Elle's got no time to stress about it. She's got a kissing booth to run. The Kissing Booth is now open for business! All right, let's do this thing! Again! Cue, kissing montage! Ah, young lust. Elle sneakily sets up Lee and Rachel to kiss each other. And Lee wins Rachel back. I missed you. I missed you too.
Yes! Pretty soon, it's Elle's turn in The Kissing Booth, and guess who is first in line? Marco! But he doesn't want to kiss. I was kind of hoping my ticket is worth a minute of your time. He wants to talk to her. That would work. And Elle is finally honest with herself and him about who she likes and what she wants. I don't want to.
Growth! Elle does the whole run to the airport thing while Noah, with a little encouragement from Chloe, does the whole runaway from the airport thing. Where's Noah? He left, he went looking for you.
Noah and Elle meet up at their spot and finally get on the same page. I don't know why I used to make fun of you and Lee and your rules, but I see what you guys have. I guess a part of me just kind of wanted to have the same thing with her. It turns out Chloe is just Noah's Lee. Soon, it's Graduation Day for the seniors of Los Angeles Country Day School.
Oh, so have you heard from Berkeley yet? No, no, no, Lee first. And I got in! Oh my God! [Both] Yeah! Elle admits that she's been waitlisted at both UC Berkeley and Harvard. Marco makes it clear he's not done fighting for Elle. Come on, bro, she's not worth it. And our two happy couples go for a drive on the PCH. We need ship names! Ree and Ellah? No, Lachelle and Noelle.
Soon after, Elle gets her official acceptance letters to Harvard and UC Berkeley and realizes she has a tough decision to make. Will Elle choose to go to Harvard with Noah? Or, will she make the right choice and go to UC Berkeley with Lee? Or, will she fall in love with New York even know she and Peter totally agreed to go to Stanford together and then break up and then makeup and then? Uh, Joey?
I just watched The Kissing Booth 3 on Netflix now. If you see something awesome, show your best friend.
In this section, we are getting deep into the world of the Kissing Booth as the franchise finally welcomed its 3rd installment. Having multiple successful movies one after another is a rare incident in the movie business, and Kissing Booth has managed to do that. However, as the momentum increases, the expectations rise as well, meaning that now, the fans are demanding a 4th movie from the franchise.
Watch on Netflix: The Kissing Booth 3 | Netflix Official Site
There is no doubt that the Kissing Booth is enjoying massive success and popularity with millions of fans worldwide. Although the Netflix movies triggered such popularity, the series was already had a cult following before being adapted to the cinema. Beth Reekles' book series with the same name has three chapters, all of which are now artfully adapted to the Netflix movies, completing the story. Yes, you heard right.
The series' original material has come to an end, meaning that it is likely for the franchise to be wrapped up as well. Still, despite the lack of more of the main story, there are two equally interesting spin-offs of the Kissing Booth: The Kissing Booth Road Trip and The Beach House, both of which may pave the way for a spin-off series on Netflix as well.
The end of the Kissing Booth franchise had somewhat of confirmation from one of its leading actors, Jacob Elordi. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Elordi expressed that his role as Noah is done and that the recent 3rd installment was indeed the "last kiss." Yet, this does not mean that the story is complete as well.
In fact, for the most part, the story begins with Elle going to the university, opening a new chapter in our teen idol's life. In Kissing Booth 3, we watched Elle struggling to choose between not only universities but also men. However, even at the end of the movie, we didn't feel like her story has come to an end since the future of her relationship with Noah continues to be a mystery. Even with Lee and Marco Valentin Peña, it seems like Elle has some unfinished business, forcing us to demand more of this teen rom-com.
Our demands might not be enough to revive the franchise for one more movie at this point. However, the popularity of the series is the fact that Netflix is highly aware of, suggesting that the streaming service would be unwilling to leave the series as it is. This brings us back to the existence of the spin-off material.
Actually, in our opinion, there is a high chance that Netflix might reboot the spin-offs as TV series in the upcoming period. Yet, as far as the cast of the series is concerned, we might be saying goodbye to our beloved leading actors. Since Kissing Booth proved to be a great success, it provided multiple new opportunities to its young cast. Especially the main cast, Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney, are all enjoying their popularity in Hollywood, working on multiple projects at once.
Even though this is great for them, it also suggests that they no longer have time for the Kissing Booth franchise. For instance, King is busy shooting movies such as Bullet Train and In Between. Elordi and Courtney are both following a similar path as well. The busy schedule of the actors is not good news for the future of the series, of course.
Nevertheless, it is not necessarily bad news either since they can be replaced with other talented actors who can successfully portray the somewhat older versions of the original cast. The airing of Kissing Booth 3 is still fresh news, to the point that there are still no signs of an official statement from Netflix on the future of the series.
This means we are yet to have any release dates, cast confirmation, or trailer as well. Still, with the popularity of the series in mind, we can confidently anticipate that this is not the end of the Kissing Booth, and we are likely to see more of the series in a spin-off form.
When it comes to a possible release date, based on the prior premiering dates of the series, we can estimate that the 2022 summer will not only bring sunshine to our lives but also, possibly, a new Kissing Booth installment.
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