Are Elle and Noah still together? Did Lee and Elle’s friendship really survive the betrayal? How many more best friend rules will be broken? All the answers can be found in the Netflix original The Kissing Booth 2 on June 24th, 2020!
If you haven’t seen The Kissing Booth – close out of this page and go watch it.
Trust me. You want to watch it. And you want to come back and read this once you see the first and again after you’ve watched the sequel.
One day, I found myself watching “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” and I instantly fell in love with Netflix original teeny-bopper rom-coms.
So, naturally, I went on a search for more and I stumbled upon the first movie. By the end, I NEEDED to know what happened after Elle said good-bye to Noah at the airport.
So, Did the long-awaited sequel live up to the original?
My overall thoughts
It’s senior year, y’all! And while it starts off picture-perfect, it’s high school and comes with all the coming of age drama you can (not) handle.
I love Elle (Joey King) and Lee’s (Joel Courtney) relationship. It’s built on love and undying friendship. But as we saw in the first movie, it can sometimes come at a cost.
Their best friend rules have played a huge part in their lives as they frequently quote them throughout both films.
But at the root of the issue is their co-dependency. Which probably was an asset when they were younger but they both are at an age of needing to discover who they are without the other.
And if there is a Kissing Booth 3, I hope that we get to watch them navigate that a little bit more.
Senior year is full of emotions and unseen pressures that everyone tries to hide and project the picture that they have it all together.
And Elle is no different. We see her try to handle her insecurities as she manages a long-distance relationship when Noah (Jacob Elordi) goes off to Harvard. And how a new friend, Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez) can complicate matters of the heart.
But when she is presented with the ultimate question “What do you want to be in 5 years”, we watch her struggle coming up with the perfect answer. Especially when she doesn’t even know where she wants to go to college anymore.
The Kissing Booth 2 does an incredible job of bringing all of the emotions of senior year to life on the small screen. I laughed. I cried. And I even cringed with second-hand embarrassment. But in the end, it left my heart bursting with joy and anxious for the next one.
Please, tell me there is a third Kissing Booth coming!
Is The Kissing Booth 2 kid-friendly?
The movie is rated TV-14 just like the first one. There are some sexual scenes and obviously tons of kissing including some same-sex couples.
Personally, I would be ok with my pre-teen watching it because we are very open about sex with our kids. But if that isn’t something you’re ok with your children seeing – I’d skip this one.
Elle does mention taking a naughty pic and I think that is definitely is a good time to have that talk with your kids, if you haven’t or touch base with them, if you have.
More about The Kissing Booth 2
Elle Evans (Joey King) just had the most romantic summer of her life with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). But now Noah is off to Harvard, and Elle heads back to high school for her senior year. She’ll have to juggle a long-distance relationship, getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney), and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez). When Noah grows close to a seemingly-perfect college girl (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs. Director and screenwriter Vince Marcello returns for The Kissing Booth sequel, based on the “The Kissing Booth” books by Beth Reekles.
Quirky, fun and a roller coaster of emotions – The Kissing Booth 2 knocked it out of the park.
If you’ve seen the Kissing Booth 1 or 2 – I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share them in the comment section below.