Movie Review: Falling in love with ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’

Maggie Coleman, Staff Writer

One of the most anticipated movie releases of the month, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, is currently on Netflix. A romantic comedy revolving around Lara Jean Song, played by Lana Conder, has surpassed anyone’s expectations. While Netflix originals usually are met with praise, the internet has already immortalized To All The Boys I’ve Met Before and guaranteed its long term success on the streaming site. Although Lara Jean is a loveable character, Peter Kavinsky has already charmed the audiences with his humor and wit. In addition to the loveable characters, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before stuck with an Asian lead, showing diversity on screen and making it known that widespread diversity in Hollywood is becoming the norm.

The storyline of the movie is light and funny, the perfect feel-good movie for when you’re feeling down and need something to cheer you up. Based on the book of the same name, it sticks to the plot surprisingly well without straying. It can be extremely hard to live up to the book’s expectation, but To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before has managed to hit every mark with ease.

Overall, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a huge hit, showing that even the most cheesy of movies genres (romantic comedies) can be revamped for the younger generation without becoming boring and dull. Jenny Han, the author, has managed to spin a new love story that will be remembered and imitated for years to come, becoming the new standard for romance movies.