‘The Kissing Booth 2’ Summary & Ending, Explained – Are Ellie & Noah Going To Part Away?


The Kissing Booth was an enthralling tale of love and friendship. It played upon its lead protagonist, Elle’s conflict, who fell in love with her bestie, Lee’s elder brother, Noah. The drama robbed Elle of her peace, but to God’s grace and the writer’s generosity, Lee finally understood Elle’s situation and accepted her relationship with Noah. However, to complicate matters further for the protagonist, the writers’ sent Noah away to Harvard University in Boston. The Kissing Booth 2 becomes an exploration of whether Elle will be able to handle a long-distance relationship or their love will perish trying to fill the gap between the birds?

The Kissing Booth 2 is a 2020 Teenage Romance Drama film written and directed by Vince Marcello. The film is based on Beth Reekles’ second novel in the series, “The Kissing Booth 2: Going the Distance.

Plot Summary

Childhood friends Elle Evans and Lee Flynn start their senior year in school. Elle tries to maintain her long-distance relationship with her boyfriend, Noah Flynn. However, the buzzing bee in the school speculates that they will eventually break off with each other.

Falling prey to her insecurity, Elle starts stalking Noah’s Instagram profile and spots a picture. In the photograph, a beautiful classmate-cum-model, Chloe Winthrop, is glancing at Noah, a stare Elle cannot manage to ignore or ponder upon. Elle’s fragility disturbs her sanity, but Lee manages to cheer her in school. Together, they plan another kissing booth stall for the Charity Fair. However, the student council demands a new student, Marco Peña, present in the booth.

Marco is the new transfer student of the senior year who plays guitar, has millions of followers on Instagram, and is exotically hot. Ellie lies to the council, as usual, to get a greenlit for the stall.

In the meantime, Ellie applies for college. Lee and Ellie promised each other to study in the same college, i.e., the University of California, Berkeley, where their moms became besties. However, to be close to Noah, Ellie applies to Harvard without informing Lee. But the fees for Harvard admission blows Ellie’s mind. She is confident her father will not be able to afford it. Hence, to arrange money for the University, Ellie and Lee apply for the “Dance Dance Mania” dance competition that offers 50 thousand dollars in prize money.

Ellie puts her sweat and blood for the competition, but Lee injures his knee while practicing. He suggests Ellie seek help from Marco, who turns out to be an incredible dancer. As time passes, Ellie’s insecurity in her relationship is filled with Marco’s help, support, and presence. Is Ellie going to choose Marco over Noah? Let’s find out.

‘The Kissing Booth 2’ Ending Explained

Ellie found Chloe’s earring under Noah’s bed during Ellie’s visit to Boston. She even looked into Noah’s phone, and the conversation between Noah and Chloe fed Chloe’s insecurity. She didn’t directly communicate, but she was drifting apart from Noah. They started ignoring each other and conversed less and less.

The gap was filled by Marco’s presence, who liked Ellie but didn’t make a move because she was already in a relationship with Noah. The dance competition brought Marco and Ellie close, and during the night of the finale, they kissed each other on the stage. The duo won the competition, but Ellie lost everything. Noah was present in the audience and witnessed the kiss.

Simultaneously, Lee found out that unbeknownst to him, Ellie had applied to Harvard University. She not only breached their friendship rule but also lied to him. The revelation broke Lee’s heart. The proceeding thanksgiving get-together eventually became a mess as Lee, Noah and Ellie accused each other of lies and immorality. Later, Ellie reconciled her friendship with Lee and promised to be on each other’s side no matter what happens next.

At the Charity Fair, with the help of a kissing booth, Ellie helped Lee and Rachel patch up, but for Ellie, Noah was still apart. Fixing one by one, Ellie revealed to Marco that she has feelings for him, but he isn’t the one she was looking for. Breaking Marco’s heart, Ellie followed her heart and ran to the airport.

In the airport, Chloe convinced Noah that if he has feelings for Ellie, then he shouldn’t ignore or suppress them in his stupidity or arrogance. She influenced Noah to confess his love to Ellie before it was too late. When Ellie reached the airport, Chloe informed her that Noah had already left for Kissing Booth to look out for her. Chole also told Ellie that there wasn’t anything going on between Noah and her. Everything was just an unattended misunderstanding. In the end, Noah and Chole reunited at their romantic garden embracing each other and confessing their heartfelt feelings.

As the senior year ended, Ellie got accepted into both Harvard and Berkeley university. The thrilling question stood again in front of Ellie. She had to decide between her love (Harvard) or her bestie (Berkeley). However, to avoid drama until she could, Ellie lied that both the universities had kept her on the waiting list.

‘The Kissing Booth 3’ Possible Storyline

The Kissing Booth 2 ends on a cliffhanger. Ellie gets selected in both Harvard and Berkeley. Lee gets accepted to Berkeley, and Noah was already studying at Harvard. So, Ellie has to make a choice whether to live close to Lee or Noah.

Suppose Ellie decides to take admission in Berkeley. In that case, another long-distance relationship will hamper her chances with Noah. Their fragile relationship will probably not be able to withstand another blow. However, if she chooses Harvard, she will secure her future relationship with Noah maybe. Still, she will lose her life-long friendship with Lee. And even if Lee accepts her friend’s desire, then the distance may take a toll on their companionship.

The conflict around these two options will cultivate drama in The Kissing Booth 3. In the end, whatever decision Ellie makes, we hope it’s best for her and her future. The Kissing Booth 3 is based on Beth Reekles’s 2021 young adult novel, The Kissing Booth 3: One Last Time.

The Kissing Booth 2 is a 2020 Romantic Drama film directed by Vince Marcello.

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Shikhar Agrawal
Shikhar Agrawal
I am an Onstage Dramatist and a Screenwriter. I have been working in the Indian Film Industry for the past 12 years, writing dialogues for various films and television shows.

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