Anonymously Yours review – a silly high school romance film

December 11, 2021
Jordan Russell Lyon 1
Film Reviews, Netflix, Streaming Service
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Summary

Cringy and not very well executed. Predictable from start to finish, as a result, many of the characters in Anonymously Yours will irritate you. 

1

Summary

Cringy and not very well executed. Predictable from start to finish, as a result, many of the characters in Anonymously Yours will irritate you. 

This review of the Netflix film Anonymously Yours does not contain any spoilers.

Frankly, this film is not that great. It’s cheesy, predictable, and worst of all, annoying all the way through.

If you do decide to watch Anonymously Yours (I promise I won’t judge), the film is about two high schoolers who start a digital friendship. The twist is, they have no idea that they’re speaking to an individual who they are annoyed by in real life (IRL). The two leading characters, Alex (Ralf) and Vale (Annie Cabello), both have their own issues, a fact only made worse as they attempt to navigate through high school and towards the end of year prom. To help them through their issues, they strike up a friendship with an “anonymous” contact, which soon develops into romantic feelings. 

Anonymously Yours focuses on a high school romance, and from that, you can pretty much guess how the film will unfold. But the manner in how it reaches the conclusion is just daft. How long could someone realistically go before they realize that the person they’re texting is right beside them? Anonymously Yours stumbles more than anything else, and it’s hard to care about the characters when it’s so clear how the film will ultimately conclude. Whilst it has all the usual formulas of a teenage film, i.e. misunderstood teenagers, a prom, and unlikely friendships/romances, Anonymously Yours is still unable to translate it into a watchable film.

What could probably work in favor of Anonymously Yours is the blatantly obvious draw to a teenage audience. A younger audience may be more forgiving of the flaws within this film; and, therefore, may view it more positively. The biggest advice I could give to those that watch Anonymously Yours, above all, don’t do what Vale and Alex have done and speak to random people online. Aside from that, ignore the silly moments in the film and try to enjoy it. If you can.

What did you think about the Netflix film Anonymously Yours? Comment below. You can watch this film on Nettflix

1 thought on “Anonymously Yours review – a silly high school romance film

  • January 20, 2022 at 7:14 pm
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    Very annoying movie. What a bratty character!

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