The sequel to The Kissing Booth on Netflix is here! But is The Kissing Booth 2 kid friendly? The Kissing Booth 2 is rated TV-14 for language and sexual content. Relationships and characters have grown up a little since the first one, so it does have mature content. If you’re wondering whether it’s appropriate for kids or teens, here’s The Kissing Booth parents guide to answer your questions.
Is The Kissing Booth 2 Kid Friendly?
Director and screenwriter Vince Marcello returns for The Kissing Booth sequel. Elle Evans (Joey King) is back and had the best summer with her boyfriend, Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). But now Noah is at Harvard, and Elle heads back to high school for her senior year. The drama continues as she tries to juggle a long-distance romance, hanging out with her best friend, Lee, and a super cute new guy, Marco. Plus, there’s Chloe, who Elle swears is trying to make a move on her man in Boston. Can Elle and Noah survive all of this?
The Kissing Booth 2 is a typical teen Netflix movie. I wouldn’t recommend it for younger kids due to the sexual content. Not as good as the first one, here’s what parents need to know.
There is a bit of language in The Kissing Booth 2. Words like damn, a–, sh–, hell, and son of a b–ch. There are also uses of oh my g-d as well as a couple of crude references like “cock-blocking.”
This one is a little heavy for the kiddos. Mature content like underage drinking, a lot of kissing, ogling a shirtless character and making many comments about it, including talking about his butt and not knowing whether to lick it etc.
There is also one racy scene where a character talks about making another character her personal jungle gym and leads to them undressing each other in bed making out. There’s no nudity, but you do see her in her bra and him shirtless. Also another character comes out as gay in front of his classmates and kisses another character.
The Kissing Booth 2 Parent Movie Review
The Kissing Booth 2 is similar to its predecessor and really just a bunch of fluff. Will teens like it? Sure, because it’s about romance, love, and high school shenanigans with good-looking people. However there’s are no real redeeming lessons found in this film. Maybe you can get away with the honesty and friendship factors.
At least in The Kissing Booth, you get the work up to the premise of the actual Kissing Booth. In the second one, it’s an afterthought and there’s no character development with the newbies like Marco and Chloe. And Elle doesn’t seem to have gained any confidence and makes maddening choices.
But will teens care about that? A lot won’t and will just enjoy the soap opera like teen drama. The Kissing Booth 2 is not for kids under 12 and is maybe ok for the older tween crowd depending on what is important to you.
Joey King is the one who carries this movie, but she’s not given much to work with in the script. The Kissing Booth 2 is predictable, at times humorous, but really is a bunch of nonsense. I still don’t understand why Netflix continues to cast actors in their 20s to play teenagers. But I guess the public loves beautiful people, and we continue to watch.