“Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List” Movie Review
Naomi (Victoria Justice) and Ely (Pierson Fode) are lifelong friends growing up next door to each other in a NY apartment building. Ely is gay, Naomi is straight and secretly in love with Ely…..hoping against hope that one day they will get married.
Not gonna happen. As they are growing up, they develop a notebook of their friendship. This notebook holds the “No Kiss List” which keeps them from pursuing the same guy. This list works, but, you have to remember to put a person on the list, or, well, all is fair in love and war.
Bruce #2 (Ryan Ward) comes into Naomi’s life and she kinda likes him. They date and get to second base in bed, but, things are uncomfortable enough to stop. Bruce #2 was not added to the “No Kiss “List”. One evening , Bruce #2 stops by Ely’s house to talk about Naomi. One thing leads to another and they kiss! Turns out, Bruce #2 is gay (but was in denial) and is attracted to Ely, and visa versa.
Noami does not take this well (even though Bruce #2 is not on the list). She gets mad at Ely and the two best friends for life…..are no more.
“Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List” started out slow, but, gradually became more and more interesting. The ending is the way it should be: Best friends forever can’t be torn apart (oh, sorry, that was a spoiler). Not for kids.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on Netflix. Thank you, Ryan!
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