Title photo: (c) Netflix
So yesterday was the day: To all the boys I’ve loved before was released on Netflix. What is it about, you might ask. It is an adaption, based on the YA novel by Jenny Han. The main character is Lara Jean, who wrote secret letters to past crushes which she never planned to actually send out. But when they are, her life suddenly becomes a lot more interesting, especially when Peter Kavinsky wants her to be his fake girlfriend to make his ex jealous.
Anyways, I read the book and loved it which is why I was super excited for it. And you know what? I loved it! So much, I just want to rewatch it for eternity (or until they decide to film part 2). And why did I love it so much? Well, there are many reasons but here are 5 of them:
- bi-racial main character
Hey, Lara Jean is amazing. I mean, her chaacter is cute and shy, but she knows her way around. She loves her family and friends and baking and accepts her Korean heritage. And can I just say that the actress, Lana Condor, plays that character really, really well? She brings Lara Jean to life.
2. amazing family
Lara Jean lives with her two sisters and dad after her mother died. And can we just take a moment to appreciate the wonderful family dynamic? Because there is so much love and cute banter and sisterly drama, having food together and being happy for each other.
3. cuteness overload
Everything. Is. So. Cute. Lara Jean? Cute! Peter? Cute! The rooms? Cute! Just. Everything. I want to hug this film and cuddle it. I think it would be very fluffy and cuddly if it was… something you could actually cuddle. But yeah, the relationships are really good. And the faces they always pull? Little nose scrunches and awkward smiles and just….urgh, I love it.
I don’t even know what to say, it’s just filmed so perfectly fitting to the story? I’ll just link this tweet here because it shows what I mean.
5. close to the book
Okay, to be honest it’s been a few years since I read the book, but from what I remember the movie came really close? Of course, some details and scenes were missing but all in all the important stuff was there and nothing essential was left out.
Have you already watched this film? What did you think?