The Last Summer
Out Now On-Demand
Romance blooms during the final summer before university in this coming-of-age rom-com starring K.J. Apa (The Hate U Give) and Maia Mitchell.
Teens from a Chicago high school grapple with their dreams, relationships and identities in a transformative summer before they leave for college.
- William Bindley('Madison', 'Judicial Consent', 'The Eighteenth Angel')
I have this weak soft-spot for rom-coms and how I miss the good ol' days of films like 13 Going 30 or How To Lose A Guy in !0 days being quite the demand. Despite most being cliche and highly unrealistic, they are often just a great time to relax and have a few cheeky laughs.
So when I saw this film on my recommended page on Netflix, I had no choice but to give it a chance and pray it was better than 'Sarah Burgess Is A Loser'.
Well, all I can say is that it was sort of lack luster?
The storyline focuses on different teenagers trying to make the most out of their 'last summer' before college. I didn't exactly find myself being attached to any of these characters or storylines and found the overall mood of the film to be a bit bland. It's like they tried to make it realistic but cliche at the same time so it hits this odd in-between.
Nothing really hit hard and even when the two main characters got together it was kind of a 'meh' moment for me. I still tried to finish this movie hoping it would give the same satisfaction as modern-day rom-coms such as 'Love, Simon' or 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'.
There are a few enjoyable moments between a few characters but other than that, I definitely would not add this to Netflix's successful originals.