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The Kissing Booth

  • 2018
  • 105min
  • 20%
  • 6.2 / 10

Fate could not have brought Elle and Lee to forge a very special friendship: they were born on the same day and time at the same place. The two promised to keep this destined connection special, so they came up with a list of sacrosanct friendship rules. Among all these rules, rule #9 is considered inviolable and cannot be breached. This rule prevents each other from taking a romantic interest in each other’s family and relatives. Elle and Lee religiously stick within the parameters of their friendship. But things go awry when Lee’s attractive brother Noah begins making advances at Elle.

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The Kissing Booth was originally published on Wattpad where it snagged the Watty Award for Most Popular Teen Fiction in the website’s annual writing competition. It was written by teenage author Beth Reekles in 2011. It took the Internet community by storm when it reached over 19 million reads by 2012. The following year, Penguin Random House published the Wattpad story into a novel. In June 2014, Vince Marcello was hired to turn the young adult novel into a film. In November 2016, Netflix optioned the rights to the film. Two months following Netflix’s acquisition of the film, Joey King and Molly Ringwald became attached to the project as part of the lead cast. The film was officially released on Netflix on May 11, 2018. Since then, it has been named by the media-services provider as one of the most re-watched films on the streaming service.

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The Kissing Booth is a 2018 Netflix original teen romantic comedy film based on the novel of the same title written by Beth Reekles. This quirky American film revolves around the intricate relationship between best friends Elle and Lee. It was written and directed by Vince Marcello. It stars Molly Ringwald, Joey King, Jacob Elordi and Joel Courtney.