Dear David (2023) Movie Review

Dear David – Movie Review

Dear David

Director: Lucky Kuswandi

Writer: Winnie Benjamin, Daud Sumolang, Muhammad Zaidy (Screenplay)


  • Shenina Cinnamon
  • Emir Mahira
  • Caitlin North Lewis
  • Michael James

Plot: A Secret fantasy blog might jeopardize the promising future of Laras, a talented student, when the blog is revealed to her entire school.

Runtime: 1 Hour 57 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Dear David starts as Laras (Cinnamon) has created a secret fantasy blog about a male student David (Mahira). However, Laras’ life is turned upside down when somebody leaks the blog. The school turns into a witch-hunt searching for the author.

In the meantime, David knows it was Laras, but it is his life that changes because of the fan fiction about him. The pair make a deal that Laras will help David get close to his crush Dilla and her former best friend. This leaves Laras in a difficult position as she sees her own crush David with another girl.

Verdict on Dear David

Dear David is a romantic comedy following a school student whose secret gets exposed. While she isn’t exposed as the author, the subject matter sends shockwaves through the school. This includes the subject they are on, who sees his quiet life turned upside too. The two make a deal as they become close during the aftermath of the incident.

This does fall into the hopeful romantic tales in life. It shows how high school can be difficult for everyone there and understanding love makes things even more complicated. This gets to highlight how social media has added pressure to the younger generation and chasing dreams can cause more problems in this world. it has a strong message and gets everything together nicely.

Where to Watch: Dear David is available on Netflix now.

Final Thoughts Dear David is a nice romantic comedy with a deeper meaning.

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