20 Questions I Have After Watching The Kissing Booth for the First Time

Well, I did it.

After a few months of silent protesting, I finally caved and watched The Kissing Booth (aka the movie everyone on social media keeps droning on and on and on about).

As a self-proclaimed cynic, it was obviously not my first choice, but I decided it was about time I saw what all the hype was about.

Honestly, I'm certainly not the flick's biggest fan, but I get it. It's cute, funny, and a story every girl dreams of experiencing. That being said, there were a few (okay, many) moments throughout the film that left me feeling confused.

So without further ado, scroll below for 20 pressing questions I have after watching The Kissing Booth for the first time!

1. How did they know what bus to take to get to the arcade at only 10 years old?

I am… much older than that and can safely say I have no idea how the bus runs, even if that bus went from Point A to Point B in a straight line with no stops. Also, where were their parents during all of this? Were they cool with their kids hopping on some public transportation to go play a dance game? Because my parents would never have allowed that. And if I ever decided to do that on my own, I would've gotten an earful.


2. How did Elle mess up that many first kiss opportunities?

The kid sneezing on her was disgusting and I really could've done without seeing that, but only bumping heads with the other kid? Put some ice on it and try again. It's not like that wasn't a possibility. A first kiss isn't just a one shot done type of situation.

Elle looking shocked after waking up in Noah's bed in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


3. How did she not realize Noah was also into her?

I'll be the first to admit I'm fairly oblivious when a guy is into me. I really need you to spell it out for me or I absolutely won't pick up on the signals you're putting down. But even I could tell Noah had feelings for Elle. Heck, a blind donkey in Peru could even sense the chemistry going on between the two of them over the years.


4. Why was Lee so against Elle and Noah dating?

I understand that it's totally weird for your BFF to date your sibling, and vice versa. But you really can't help who you fall for sometimes. Lee shouldn't have been so controlling of Elle's love life, especially if he claimed to be her best friend. I understand he "changed" by the end of the film, but still. Don't tell your besties who they can and cannot date. That should've been friendship rule No. 1.

Elle and Lee on their first day of school in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


5. Why is every girl in love with Noah?

As Elle says, "he's stupid hot." He's got that beautiful physique and bad boy vibe, but that's about it. There's really not much more to him than that. Other than being hot and a major jerk, he's rather boring. I'm sorry, I just don't see the appeal.


6. What do Lee and Noah's parents do for work?

This is a total sidebar and not even a huge deal, but honestly, what do the Flynns do? Because they appear to be loaded and that house is gorgeous. I would very much like to have the job they do, especially if it's a get-rich -quick type of gig.

The Flynn house in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


7. How does Noah not get expelled all the time?

It seems like Noah is always fighting with someone, but not a single time was he ever expelled for his actions. Last time I checked, beating someone up was cause for expulsion.


8. Why do both of the Flynn brothers think they can control Elle's life?

Lee has a set of friendship rules and Noah won't let any guy near her, but did they ever stop to realize she's an actual human being and not some doll they can control? Clearly, not. I don't know what kind of "friend" and "boyfriend" pull something like that. Not cool, dudes.

Elle on her first date talking to Lee in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


9. What kind of a school allows a kissing booth at their carnival fundraiser?

I get that the student council agreed to this, but did an actual adult sign off on this? I'm guessing not, because no school I ever went to would've allowed a kissing booth to be a part of a fundraiser.

10. Where did this Rachel girl come from?

Rachel is the girl who kisses Lee at the booth and is apparently into him, but where was she up until that point? Did she have a secret crush on him the whole time, or did that one kiss really spark it all? Their relationship blossoms in a matter of seconds and I would very much like to know the secret to making that happen. Help a girl out!

Rachel waiting to kiss Lee in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


11. At what point did Joey King and Jacob Elordi fall for each other?

If you didn't already know, Joey and Jacob (the actors who play Noah and Elle) are also dating  off-screen. Yeah, they're an actual couple and I highly suggest following them both on Instagram—especially if you want to feel really bad about your single relationship status—because they're the cutest. Anyway, I would very much like to know the exact moment they fell for each other during filming. Was it during the kissing scene? Was it before? Was it not until shooting wrapped? Someone please tell me the answer!

12. How do they make that height difference work?

Another side note: There's a massive height difference going on there. Is it not uncomfortable for either of them? If you're really into someone that much, does height not matter?

Noah kissing Elle with her blindfold on in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)

13. How were they able to keep their relationship a secret?

For not wanting to let anyone know about their relationship, they were really bad about hiding it. I mean, you don't hang out in the same public places everyone from school spends their free time and expect not to get caught. Somehow they didn't, but they were not at all sneaky about keeping their relationship under wraps.

14. How did Noah get into Harvard?

I don't think I ever saw this kid doing a single thing other than partying, fighting and playing football, so I would very much like to know what he did to swing admittance into such a prestigious school. Is he really that good at football, or is he like some sort of secret genius?

Noah making a smug face in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)

15. Why did Noah leave for college right after prom?

Not but two seconds after prom happened, Noah decided it was time to head off to college. But I'm pretty sure that's not how it happens IRL. Generally prom takes place, then a few more weeks of school go by before graduation. Not to mention, most people still get to experience a thing called summer break before they leave for college. So, I'm confused.

16. What the heck were their costumes at their joint birthday party?

Was Lee supposed to be Batman? Was Elle some sort of spy? Did I miss some sort of contextual clue about what they were wearing? Yes, these are the types of things that keep me up at night.

Elle crying at her birthday party in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)

17. Where did Elle think she was going to find Noah?

During the birthday party scene, she drives away in search of Noah. But where was she planning on looking for him? Was she about to head off on a cross-country road trip to Harvard? She doesn't even have her license.

18. Why didn't Noah wave goodbye at the airport?

I know Elle told him not to, but come on. Always wave goodbye at the airport, because it is sappy and romantic and fills my heart with joy. And then I wouldn't be left wondering if things would work out between Elle and Noah.

Oh, and one more minor thing about the airport: Why did she walk out of the international terminal after dropping him off? Last I checked, Harvard was still in the U.S., so someone please explain.

Noah and Elle saying goodbye at the airport in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)

19. When did Elle learn how to ride a motorcycle?

I assume this happened sometime during the final moments of their summer fling, but I would've really liked to have seen this happen know for sure. Because a month isn't exactly an ample amount of time to properly learn how to operate that short of vehicle. And if it is, can one of them teach me how to ride?

20. When can we expect the sequel?

I'm not joking, Netflix, I'm ready for the sequel. I need it like yesterday, because I want to know that a love like this can last. Yes, this is me admitting that I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I did, and am far too emotionally invested in the relationship of Elle and Noah to let this go. If you need a petition, I will start one. Don't test me.

Noah and Elle post-kiss in The Kissing Scene

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


Elle and Noah may not be the perfect pair, but HERE are all the reasons why their IRL counterparts, Joey King and Jacob Elordi, are.