To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Review
The butterflies dancing around in stomachs, the flood of nervousness washing over, and the hearts that skip a beat when that special someone is spotted across the room. Every day teens everywhere experience the emotional rollercoaster of having a crush, and this is best demonstrated by the characters of the Netflix original movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Released August 17th, 2018 on Netflix, this movie has skyrocketed to popularity due to its charming scenes and relatable characters.
Lara Jean Song Covey, played by Lana Condor, is just like any other sixteen-year-old girl, dealing with high school, sisters, and boys. As a way to deal with her crushes, she writes a love letter to each boy she has ever loved, keeping them hidden in a teal hatbox in her closet that was given to her by her late mother.
One day, it’s discovered that the letters have mysteriously been sent to each of the boys, wreaking havoc on her life. Lara Jean finds herself in a fake relationship with one of her former crushes, Peter Kavinsky (played by Noah Centineo), as a way to cover her feelings for her neighbor and former best friend Josh Sanderson (played by Israel Broussard). Over the course of the film, Lara Jean breaks out of her shell and discovers more about herself and who she is truly interested in, eventually falling in love with one of her crushes.
It’s clear to say that mostly everyone who watched the flick can agree that the cast was expertly picked, as their chemistry fills the screen. Critics are raving about Centineo’s performance as Peter Kavinsky, saying that he is “the big beating heart [of the movie]” and that he “performs a type of compassionate male energy that is in short supply in movies at the moment”.
Students at West Career and Technical Academy also have many positive things to say about Centineo. Junior, Macy McPherson stating that “the movie would not have been the same without him”.
Most critics have only compliments to pour over the movie. However, if there were any negative comments, a few were shared regarding the fact that the plot didn’t seem believable to some.
Overall, the movie has been doing extremely well. About 95% of rotten tomatoes reviewers and 99% of google users loved the film directed by Susan Johnson. Fans will be thrilled to find out that there is talk about a sequel in the near future.