Movie Review by Kristin: TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

IMG_1526Happy Monday, everyone!

This weekend I had a moment to sit down and watch the highly anticipated TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE on Netflix, and I am SO glad I did.

SYNOPSIS: Lara Jean Covey writes letters to all of her past loves, the letters are meant for her eyes only. Until one day when all the love letters are sent out to her previous loves. Her life is soon thrown into chaos when her foregoing loves confront her one by one.

What an adorable teen romantic comedy! I have to hand it to Netflix because they have not let me down with their Originals lately. I will admit that I had not read the book by Jenny Han prior to watching the film, so I had nothing to compare it to, but wow!

The cast was fantastic, the story was so cute and relatable, and it really tugged at your feelings while watching it. You felt for Lara Jean when her letters got out — the anxiety of someone knowing your personal feelings when you weren’t expecting them to and feeling like you don’t know how to stop what’s happening. I saw so much of myself in Lara Jean even though I’m in my 30’s, so I think it’s really a film that anyone can enjoy.

So many of us have had that experience where we’re not quite sure how to express our feelings towards someone we’re afraid of being rejected by. You’ve had that box hidden in the back of your closet with unsent letters containing your most private feelings at some point in your life. I know I have, and if those had ever been sent out, you’d probably find me in a cave somewhere hibernating until it blew over. No lie! That’s probably what made Condor’s portrayal of Lara Jean so likable is that even though she was mortified, she took control of the situation and didn’t back down.

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I know that with book-to-film adaptations, readers already have a preconceived idea of what the characters would look like and are often disappointed with the outcome. However, in this case, the majority of the readers (& viewers) seem to think Lana Condor was the perfect Lara Jean and Noah Centineo was the perfect Peter Kavinsky. So kudos to the casting crew in addition to the phenomenal performances from the cast!

This is definitely a modern day John Hughes film if I ever saw one. I honestly can’t come up with any complaints. In order to provide a little insight from a younger perspective, my niece, who is 14, also saw it with her friends and absolutely loved it.

If you’re into rom-coms, I highly recommend checking this out on Netflix when you can. If (and when) you do, let me know what you thought! I’ll just be in my little corner reading the book now.

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Special Screening in Los Angeles [Photos]

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There was nothing but love in the air at the special screening of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before in Los Angeles on August 16, 2018 at the Arc Light Culver City. Images from the red carpet and after party can be seen below:

SYNOPSIS: Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved — five in all — are mysteriously mailed out.

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel stars Lana Condor (Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse), Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Noah Centineo (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, The Fosters). Directed by Susan Johnson.

 

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE launches globally on Netflix TODAY.

 

 

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TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE | Teaser Trailer Released

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Netflix has released the teaser trailer for the new film TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE.

Based on New York Times bestselling novel by Jenny Han and directed by Susan Johnson, the film stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Israel Broussard, Andrew Bachelor, John Corbett and Anna Cathcart.

SYNOPSIS: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved-five in all-are mysteriously mailed out. From New York Times Bestselling author Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel stars actress Lana Condor (ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE), Janel Parrish (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and Noah Centineo (SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER, THE FOSTERS) directed by Susan Johnson.

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
debuts globally on Netflix on August 17, 2018! 

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