‘The Kissing Booth 2’ Is Here and These 4 Things Don’t Make Sense About It
The Kissing Booth 2 is officially on Netflix! That means more from Elle (Joey King), Lee (Joel Courtney), and Noah (Jacob Elordi). One of the latest original movies from the streamer, we watched the sequel to the 2018 hit when it debuted on July 24, 2020.
Keep reading to check out things that don’t make sense about The Kissing Booth 2. Haven’t watched the teen rom-com yet? Come back to this later because there are spoilers ahead.
‘The Kissing Booth 2’ covers Elle’s senior year of high school
The Kissing Booth 2 picks up pretty much right where the original left off. When audiences last saw Elle, she and Noah were having a heartbreaking goodbye at the airport.
They’d spent every moment of their last summer together. He headed off to college at Harvard while she stayed in Los Angeles for her senior year of high school.
In the first few minutes of the sequel, Elle gives viewers a recap. And as her senior year gets underway, she and Noah navigate being in a long-distance relationship.
But when he suggests she apply to Harvard, Elle has to figure out how she’d pay to attend the pricey college if she were to get in. Meanwhile, she and Lee have always planned on attending the University of California, Berkeley, together.
After learning her dad could never afford for her to go to Harvard, Elle enters a dance competition for a chance to win $25,000. Ultimately, she wins the competition with her dance partner, Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez).
While they have a connection and even share a kiss at one point, Elle knows Noah’s the guy for her. The movie ends with Elle learning she’s been accepted to both UC-Berkeley and Harvard.
Except she tells Noah and Lee, both universities put her on the waitlist. While Netflix has yet to confirm Elle’s story will continue, the cliffhanger suggests The Kissing Booth 3 is pretty likely.
While we wait to hear from the streamer whether or not another movie will be made, we’re dissecting The Kissing Booth 2.
1. The timing of Elle’s Harvard interview is too perfect
First, let us say this. The timing of Noah suggesting Elle apply to Harvard couldn’t be worse. Wouldn’t they have talked about it over the summer before he left for Boston?
That aside, when Elle casually says she’s set up interviews at colleges in Boston, including Harvard, she manages to get them scheduled for the same weekend Noah surprised her with a plane ticket — and her own Harvard sweatshirt — to visit him.
Maybe it’s movie magic, or the trip took place weeks later, but it seems like it happened too quickly.
2. Her DDR competition winnings wouldn’t put a dent in tuition costs
OK, so it’s a teen rom-com. But Elle winning $25,000 wouldn’t amount to much toward college tuition, namely, because she’d split the winnings 50/50 with Marco. Even if she went home with $12,500, that’s still not going to get Elle very far at Harvard.
3. The kissing booth idea is outdated
The kissing booth that led to Elle and Noah getting together just doesn’t seem like it’d happen in modern times. Didn’t they fade from the high school experience like the pie-throwing game and the bonfire in Grease?
It makes for an entertaining movie but it doesn’t seem all that relatable to the current high school experience.
4. Elle wouldn’t get to see Chloe at the airport
At the end of The Kissing Booth 2, Elle tracks down Noah at the airport. Frantic, Elle races through the airport looking for him, hoping she’s not too late.
Instead, she finds Chloe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), which wouldn’t happen in real life. Realistically, Elle wouldn’t get through security without a ticket.
Watch The Kissing Booth and The Kissing Booth 2 on Netflix.