The Kissing Booth movies hark back to the pure joy of 1980s rom-coms

Joey King (right) and Joel Courtney, who play platonic friends and best pals in the popular The Kissing Booth rom-coms.
Joey King (right) and Joel Courtney, who play platonic friends and best pals in the popular The Kissing Booth rom-coms.PHOTO: NETFLIX

LOS ANGELES - The Kissing Booth, the 2018 teenage romantic comedy by Netflix, is a prime example of when critics and audiences vehemently disagree.

The film did not sit well with reviewers, whose aggregated critiques gave it an abysmal score of 17 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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