When the teen romance movie The Kissing Booth first came out, it's unlikely that anyone involved expected the kind of enthusiastic reaction it ended up getting. Despite some negative critical reception, the high school rom-com has become the surprise hit of Netflix and obsessed over by fans from all corners of the world and in every age group. These are just 12 Kissing Booth moments that people can't stop talking about — really, the film is full of scenes that have caused viewers to totally freak out.
Based on 15-year old Beth Reekle's Wattpad-published story, The Kissing Booth has become, as Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos told the L.A. Times, "one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world.” The power of on-screen romance even broke through to real life when stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi began dating (they're still together, though they've become a little more publicity-shy).
Clearly, people are flocking to this movie, even if it's not exactly Oscar-worthy material. But hey, cheesy's not always bad, as fans genuinely enjoy The Kissing Booth indulging in all the classic rom-com stereotypes; there's a good girl who falls for a bad boy, a forbidden romance, one special woman who can tame a guy, passion expressed through jealousy, and of course, love winning the day. But it's the movie's oddball moments that have truly endeared it to viewers, with raunchier scenes and dialogue setting The Kissing Booth apart from typical teen fare.