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.

 

 

Visit: netflix.com/toalltheboysivelovedbefore

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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Press Conference Review: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ by Keisha

The Portokalos clan is back, and with a new addition to boot. Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) are now raising a teenager (Elena Kampouris) who is feeling a little suffocated by her close-knit Greek family. Meanwhile, Toula must deal with aging parents who aren’t on the same page, and the endless needs of the rest of her family pulling her in all directions.

When a shocking family secret comes to light, everyone must come together for an even bigger wedding than before.

I had the opportunity to attend a press conference with the cast of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which is out in theaters this Friday, March 25. Check out the highlights below.

As with the first film, Vardalos wrote the script along with starring and executive producing. The film was directed by Kirk Jones, who also helmed Nanny McPhee and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

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Trailer: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

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MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 – IN THEATERS MARCH 25, 2016

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Opa! The whole family is getting together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

The new trailer for Universal Pictures’ MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING2 has just debuted and is now available online.

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Ian Gomez, Jayne Eastwood, Mark Margolis, Andrea Martin, Michael Constantine
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Screenplay by: Nia Vardalos
Produced by: Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman
Executive Producers: Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer, Steve Shareshian, Nia Vardalos

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.  Written by Academy Award® nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.  Paul Brooks and Steve Shareshian return to executive produce alongside Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer.  Universal Pictures will distribute the comedy domestically and in select international territories. www.mybigfatgreekweddingmovie.com