Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Watched the movies and then read the books by Beth Reekles she wrote when she was 15 to discover why books are better than their movie adaptations (and I actually liked these). The Kissing Booth films on Netflix have reduced Noah Flynn's multi-layered character from the book to that of a badass seducer (played by the gorgeous Australian actor Jacob Elordi) and Lee Flynn's (Joel Courtney) to a childish side-kick to Elle Evans (Joey King). Shame! Because Beth, at such young age, is brilliant with details, which older screenwriters have overlooked.