Title: To all the boys I’ve loved before
Actors: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
Director: Susan Johnson
Writers: Sofia Alvarez, Jenny Han
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
My rating: 8.5/10
To all the boys I’ve loved before
Lara Jean is not a very popular girl at school and she is okay with that. Every time she has a crush on a boy, she writes a letter to him. But the thing is that she never really sent those letters. But one day the letters are sent. She makes a deal with Peter, one of her old crushes. They are going to pretend that they are dating. Peter wants to make his ex jealous and Lara Jean is trying to avoid the boy next door.
I already read the books and I was a huge fan of them. But I have to say that they have done a pretty great job at making this movie. It is colorful, just like the book basically. Of course, I had high expectations because of the book.
I also think that they did a great job on casting. While this movie is mostly about Lara Jean and her love life, the real star of this first movie was definitely Kitty. She is stealing the show. I think she is amazing. She is smart and also sarcastic. She really stands out in this movie. I also liked Christine.
This is really the perfect movie for a movie night with friends. It is one of those movies that is very entertaining to watch but isn’t an award-winning movie. It has drama, romance, and humor and those are the 3 things I need in a movie. And you definitely notice the chemistry between Peter and Lara Jean (which is pretty essential in a romance movie). And they have one thing in common too. They both miss a parent. LJ’s mother passed away when she was young and Peter’s dad ran off with another woman when he was younger. And they really can talk about this with each other, which makes their relationship even stronger.
Most of the time I don’t like the book to movie adaptions. Especially when I liked the books, there is a chance that the movie is a disappointment. But this time they did a really great job. Definitely one of the best movies on Netflix.