Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)

# 14865 IMDb PG-13 

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018

taglineJust be you.

Director: Ian Samuels

Stars: Lea Thompson, Alan Ruck, RJ Cyler, Loretta Devine, Noah Centineo

Comedy, Drama, Romance (1h 45min)


Rated 6.0 after 20,518 votes, 60% postive reviews on 21-Dec-18.


A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.


Shannon Purser Kristine Froseth RJ Cyler Noah Centineo Loretta Devine Giorgia Whigham Alice Lee

Shannon Purser (Sierra), Kristine Froseth (Veronica), RJ Cyler (Dan), Noah Centineo (Jamey), Loretta Devine (Ms. Thomson), Giorgia Whigham (Chrissy), Alice Lee (Mackenzie), Lea Thompson (Jules Osborn-Burgess), Alan Ruck (Stephen Burgess), Mary Pat Gleason (Counselor Stevens), Chrissy Metz (Trish), Elizabeth Tovey (Brody), Mariam Tovey (Scooter), Matt Malloy (Biology Teacher), Will Peltz (Spence), Geoff Stults (Coach Johnson), Shoniqua Shandai (Brandy), Joey Bell (Kenny (as Joseph Bell)), Mario Revolori (Rishi), Cochise Zornoza (Ty), Joey Morgan (Topher), JT Neal (Mike), Wolfgang Novogratz (Drew), Brandon Thomas Lee (Brent), Paul Black (Football Player #1), Kyle Colton (Football Player #2), Kent van Kuller (Track Dude), Matthew Iott (Medic), Marcus Alvarado (Football Player #33 (uncredited)), Malcolm Bowen (Football Player (uncredited)), Jason Breznikar (Trainer (uncredited)), Nick de Graffenreid (Football Player (uncredited)), Matthew Dunn (Jamey's Friend (uncredited)), Adrian Favela (Football Player (uncredited)), Jamie H. Jung (Stoner (uncredited)), Brandon Knabe (Football Player (uncredited)), Jaret Martino (Prom Date (uncredited)), Aaron Michael Miller (Quarterback (uncredited)), Ricky Montez (Football Player (uncredited)), Angelo Ruiz (Football Player (Walker) (uncredited))...


Lindsey Beer (written by)

Produced by

Alexandra Beer (executive producer), Lindsey Beer (executive producer), Thad Luckinbill (producer), Trent Luckinbill (producer), Emma McGill (associate producer), Brian Pitt (executive producer), Jon Schumacher (co-producer), Ellen H. Schwartz (executive producer), Molly Smith (producer), Rachel Smith (producer)



This movie should have been titled "Veronica Is A Good Person."

The only reasons I'm giving this movie more than 1 star are the cast and that it kept me engaged and interested. The first half of the movie had me hopeful that Sierra and Jamey will develop a connection, Sierra will do the right thing, and all will be perfect.

In the latter half it becomes evident that Sierra is selfish, entitled, and just plain mean. She takes no responsibility for her own choices, even against the advice of her best friend. Rather, she blames everything/everyone else to justify her actions. (My gorgeous mother stuck me with this friend kissed my boyfriend who actually thinks I'm under my dad's shadow is making it difficult for me to find my own identity). To echo the reviews of those who were equally frustrated, it's ridiculous that Sierra came out of the mess she created unscathed, with perfect boyfriend showing up unexpectedly to take her to homecoming.

Meanwhile, Veronica, proves herself a true friend and kind, compassionate human being even after being humiliated.

While this movie brings to light the great pressure our youths face to look a certain way in order to be accepted and sends a reminder that there is more to a person than their physical appearance and Instagram followers, it sends another message of the harmful sort. It sends the message that it's okay to trick someone into falling for you. That you're entitled to someone's love despite your acts of manipulation simply because they have no business caring about your appearance anyway. That it's okay to commit heinous acts against friends because you're entitled forgiveness.

But these things are not okay.


This is a modern, gender-reversed adaptation of the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand. The play was also adapted into the 1987 film "Roxanne" starring Steve Martin.

2 total 



Other titles

Sierra Burgess é uma Loser (Brazil) • Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (Germany; France) • Sierra Burgess es una perdedora (Spain) • Sierra Burgess è una sfigata (Italy) • Sierra Burgess jest przegrywem (Poland)



Rated PG-13 for sexual references, language, teen partying and thematic material


France:7 / Germany:6 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:7 / Singapore:PG13 / South Korea:15 / United States:PG-13


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