When is The Kissing Booth 3 coming out on Netflix?
Is ‘The Kissing Booth 3’ Better Than Parts 1 & 2? Our Entertainment Editor Weighs in
Throughout the history of cinema, many iconic masterpieces have come in trilogies: The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings, and Back to the Future are just a few examples.
Following Netflix’s release of The Kissing Booth 2, a sequel to their 2018 hit The Kissing Booth, and its cliffhanger of an ending, many fans are hoping that The Kissing Booth will be added to the long list of cinematic trilogies.
When is The Kissing Booth 3 coming out on Netflix?
The third installment will be coming to Netflix on Wednesday, August 11.
Stars of the film Joey King and Joel Courtney teased the release date back in April, which Netflix went on to confirm via Twitter.
Army of the Dead, The Kissing Booth 3 and The Woman in the Window are just *SOME* of the films arriving between now and September. New movies, every week, all year? Cool. pic.twitter.com/3WQz2MWOIO— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) April 27, 2021
The film was shot back to back with part two, which was released on the streaming platform last July.
It will be dropping on Netflix from 8am BST time, so set your alarms.
Is there a trailer for The Kissing Booth 3?
There is a trailer for The Kissing Booth 3, which you can check out below, giving a glimpse into Joey King’s Elle, as she gets ready to make the most of her final summer before college.
What happened in The Kissing Booth 2?
The reason many fans are so excited for the third addition to the franchise is because of how they left off in The Kissing Booth 2.
The sequel brought back Joey King and Jacob Elordi as Elle Evans and Noah Flynn as the couple who viewers fell in love with in the first movie.
In the second movie, the story follows them as they face new challenges presented by Noah being away at Harvard and Elle finishing high school.
With the long-distance – and hunky new boy Marco – causing trouble, Noah suggests that Elle should apply to Harvard, too – which risks breaking the rule she made with her best friend Lee that the two would go to University of California Berkeley together.
As the film follows the highs and lows of a long-distance relationship, Elle ultimately ends up applying to both colleges… and is accepted by both.
Talking about the cliffhanger ending with Digital Spy, King said: ‘She’s really good at getting herself into a pickle, that’s for sure…
‘Elle has a lot of figuring out to do, and she figures out a lot during this movie. And then, in the end, she gives herself even more figuring out to do, which is crazy. We don’t know what’s going to happen… I don’t know why she does that.’
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‘The Kissing Booth 3’ Review: Netflix’s Icky YA Rom-Com Trilogy Finds Its Forgettable Finale
The Joey King-starring franchise finally winds down, and not a moment too soon.
Netflix’s “The Kissing Booth” franchise began with sexist and retrograde attitudes toward its high school-age lead characters, then evolved into a collection of romantic tropes and tricks that give the genre a bad name.
Now we are left with the final insult: Three films in, this series still doesn’t get its leading lady. In the face of icky writing, limp directing, awful pacing, horrific green screen, and terrible jokes, star Joey King spent three film adaptations of Beth Reeckles’ YA novels injecting heart and humor into her Elle Evans. Still, King’s charm isn’t enough to save the series, but it’s sure as hell the lone silver lining of a franchise that finally, blessedly, is coming to an end.
Where last summer’s “The Kissing Booth 2” improved upon the series’ ostensible comedic bent and allowed King to shine, the franchise’s conclusion doubles down on its worst elements. At least it’s over, but series filmmaker Vince Marcello won’t let it stop without another overstuffed, 113-minute entry, complete with a bizarre postscript meant to leave viewers feeling as if Elle finally got her happy ending, with a few caveats.
“The Kissing Booth 2” regurgitated the first film’s central trauma: How could Elle juggle her very different relationships with two very different brothers? (There also was also a subplot about a Dance Dance Revolution video game knock-off, her one hobby outside of dealing with the Flynn boys.) It ended on a cliffhanger, if you can call it that, and as we enter “The Kissing Booth” for the third time, there’s fresh hope: The final installment might finally be about Elle’s future — her real future, not the high-school strum und drang fueled by hurt feelings or party invites.
The final film’s fresh(ish) spin hinges on college: Will Elle opt to attend with reformed bad boy paramour Noah (Jacob Elordi) or her best pal/Noah’s younger brother Lee (Joel Courtney)? “The Kissing Booth 3” (shot back-to-back with its predecessor, both using South Africa as a stand-in for Southern California, with mixed results) finds more complications for Elle, but none of them show her becoming a fully formed person. In “The Kissing Booth” franchise, Elle’s entire identity is rooted in her relationships with Noah and Lee. Without them, she simply does not exist.
Set in the summer before Elle and Lee head off to college, “The Kissing Booth 3” mostly takes place in and around the Flynn family’s beach house. (Does a SoCal family with a beachside mansion need another? Yes, sure, if the film needs another setting.) Elle, Noah, Lee, and Lee’s girlfriend Rachel (Meganne Young) opt to spend the summer together. Turns out that the Flynns (including Molly Ringwald as the boys’ mom, reminding people of good high-school movies) are selling the beach house to make way for fresh development and the kids are none too happy about it — metaphor, hello.
Elle still can’t decide which college she wants to attend (Harvard with Noah? Berkeley with Lee? It’s tough!) and she’s too busy to engage with anyone meaningful in her life (Noah, Lee, her father, her brother, the list goes on and on) as she attempts to make her choice. There’s weird tension with Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez), who’s still hung up on Elle after the second film, and the appearance of Noah’s good pal Chloe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) doesn’t help. Lee picks up a new friend in the form of Ashton (Cameron Scott), whose puppy-dog charm threatens the pair’s BFF-ship until that drama is no longer necessary and Ashton is all but forgotten.
The group cycles through the same fights with startling, wearying regularity. At one point, there’s a large-scale go-kart race meant to resemble popular video game “Mario Kart” brought to wincing life, presumably to break up the monotony of it all. (Otherwise: what?) King continues to breathe life into Elle, even when she’s making ludicrous, immature decisions, while Elordi is reduced to looking mad and Courtney is saddled with some serious crying jags. Hormones! None of it feels real or vital, but when you’re a teenager, isn’t that how everything feels? Three films in, how can this franchise not at least get that right?
The franchise does make some unique choices on occasion, though they rarely pay off. While cheeky talk about sexual entanglements — and one oddly tame in-bed kissing scene — hint at a more grown-up series, that’s where it ends. The same can be said of multiple sequences in which the mostly under-21 Elle, Noah, Lee, and pals are pictured drinking copious alcoholic beverages; Elle and Noah even appear to go on a date in a tiki bar.
“The Kissing Booth” could deliver a more adult, honest look at teenage lives, but it prefers to pull way back into chaste, wholly immature territory. When maturity does assert itself, it’s in all the wrong places. (Many of its supporting stars appear to be a decade past high school graduation.) And, while it’s somewhat refreshing that the series never attempts to pull Elle and Lee into romantic territory, even that choice is weak in its execution; King and Courtney exhibit far more chemistry than King and Elordi.
Traditional studios ceded teen-skewing romantic comedies to Netflix years ago. For every franchise winner like “To All the Boys,” there’s something like “The Kissing Booth” — another beloved book series, a hip young cast, scenic locales — that wastes them with shoddy, unfocused filmmaking. Reekles was 15 when she published “The Kissing Booth” (it’s true!) — an actual teenager, finding her voice through the kind of heroine she wanted to see on the page. Those hopes for Elle were flattened by a franchise that never wanted to let its leading lady shine. Close this book, it’s (finally) done.
The Kissing Booth 3, Netflix’s aspirational teen drama, attempts to take significant strides with regards to gender dynamics
In The Kissing Booth 3, Joey King’s Elle breaks away from the surrounding men to develop a sense of self and career ambitions. However, nobody would call it a seminal moment for feminism
Like a scoop of vanilla ice cream atop scoops of chocolate and strawberry, The Kissing Booth 3 rounds out the sugary teen trilogy with a fitting, if bland, finale. The story picks up after high school graduation, as Elle (Joey King) and her bestie, Lee (Joel Courtney), gear up for college. In The Kissing Booth extended universe, this means moving into an oceanfront mansion and spending days ticking items off an elaborate summer bucket list. (If Elle and Lee were on TikTok, Hype House would have some competition.)
As Elle’s ever-dreamy beau, Noah (Jacob Elordi), watches from the sidelines, she and Lee initiate a flash mob, splash down a waterslide and, in the movie’s most cartoonish set-piece, organise a real-life Mario Kart-like competition with go-karts speeding around a racetrack. A medley of scheduling stresses, family angst and relationship triangles ignite minor growing pains. But among lengthy montages of fun in the sun, worries are brief.
As in the first two movies, wish fulfilment characterises The Kissing Booth 3, which displays the ultimate aspirational teen lifestyle: adoring hunks, luxury pool parties, white-sand “California” beaches (all three movies were filmed in South Africa). But when it comes to gender dynamics, the director Vince Marcello makes significant strides. By the story’s conclusion, Elle breaks away from the surrounding men. She develops a sense of self and some career ambitions. Nobody would call it a seminal moment for feminism. But at least there’s not another kissing booth.
The Kissing Booth 3 is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Kissing Booth 3: Release Time, How To Watch Online In India, USA; All You Need To Know
The Kissing Booth 3 is underway and here’s all you need to know about how to watch the anticipated film, when it comes out and what time it releases?
The Kissing Booth 3 is slated to release in a few hours and we can’t wait! Fans are desperately awaiting the release to find out who will Elle choose to be with: Noah, Marco or Lee? Well, fans can rest easy knowing that their questions about Elle’s romantic life will be answered soon enough. However, you might wonder what time will The Kissing Booth 3 be on Netflix, and so here’s what we know –
What time does Kissing Booth 3 come out?
While fans are aware that The Kissing Booth 3 release date is set for August 11, one might wonder what TIME does Kissing Booth 3 come out, and well, keeping in alignment with Netflix’s standard release plans, The Kissing Booth 3 will arrive on Netflix at 12:01 AM PST. This is means fans on the West Coast in the USA will be able to enjoy the just after midnight.
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However, seeing as the US is divided between 6 different time zones, the film will air at different times. Fans in India will be able to watch The Kissing Booth 3 at 12:30 PM IST, which is just in a few hours! On the other hand, here’s when The Kissing Booth 3 will air for everyone else –
Hawaii: 9:01 p.m. HST on Tuesday, August 10
Alaska: 11:01 p.m. AKDT on Tuesday, August 10
West Coast of the US: 12:01 a.m PT
Mountain timezone: 1:01 a.m. MT
Midwest of the US: 2:01 a.m. C
East Coast of the US: 3:01 a.m. ET
Barbados: 3:01 a.m. AST
Bahamas: 3:01 a.m. ET
England: 8:01 am BST
France, Germany, and Italy: 9:01 a.m. CEST
Israel: 10:01 a.m. IDT
India: 12:30 p.m. IST
South Korea and Japan: 4:01 p.m. KST
Sydney, Australia: 5:01 p.m. AEST
How to watch kissing booth 3 in India – USA?
Meanwhile, if you’re wondering about how to watch Kissing Booth 3 in India – USA? Then all you need is a Netflix subscription! The Kissing Booth series are Netflix originals, and you can check out all 3 films on the streaming site. You can also read our recap of the first two films to catch up before you get to Kissing Booth 3.
The Kissing Booth 3, which will be the final installment in The Kissing Booth film series, will star Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Meganne Young and Molly Ringwald.
Is ‘The Kissing Booth 3’ Better Than Parts 1 & 2? Our Entertainment Editor Weighs in
Throughout the entirety of The Kissing Booth series, there’s been a lot of focus on one particular question: Which guy will Elle choose?
Will she stay loyal to her BFF or continue to date his brother? Will she pursue a new romance with the gorgeous new exchange student or try to work things out with her boyfriend? And what about college? Will Elle (Joey King) go to Berkeley to be with Lee (Joel Courtney) or attend Harvard to be closer to Noah (Jacob Elordi)?
That last question brings us to Netflix’s highly-anticipated Kissing Booth 3, where Elle finally has to decide which boy’s heart she’s going to break over the summer. I won’t ruin the big surprise, but I will say that the drama has practically multiplied tenfold. And there are quite a few fun and silly moments in this iteration that Kissing Booth fans will appreciate. But how does it hold up compared to the first two films? And is it worth the watch?
For the record, I should note that I was a bit disappointed by the first two films. I didn’t like that Elle’s entire existence revolved around the boys in her life, and I was especially peeved at how these movies tried to glamorize relationships that were clearly toxic (don’t even get me started on Elle and Lee’s strict friendship rules). Still, as turned off as I was by this series, a part of me hoped that these issues would be addressed/fixed in The Kissing Booth 3.
For those who are unfamiliar with the plot, Elle spends the summer trying to put off selecting the college that she’ll attend. Instead, she focuses on making the most of her final summer at home, where she teams up with her BFF to complete a long “Beach Bucket List” of fun activities.
Since I watched the film with slightly higher expectations, I started off feeling a bit annoyed. Unfortunately, Elle begins by repeating a lot of the same mistakes. Noah is still super jealous and possessive. Lee still feels entitled to Elle’s time and complete loyalty, and the list goes on. But thankfully, things take a turn when Lee’s mom helps Elle realize that picking between different guys was never the real problem. After struggling to balance a summer job with catering to the needs of her best friend and boyfriend, she finally learns that her selflessness and people-pleasing habits are only holding her back.