Author Jenny Han‘s book-turned-film “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” has been the latest end-of-summer coming-of-age film that everyone can’t stop talking about. Since it’s release on Netflix on August 17, fans simply cannot get enough of the story, the chemistry between Lara Jean (played by Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) and how relatable this film is.
As “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is originally a book, the books in this three-part series have been flying off the shelves as places like Barnes & Nobles and Amazon showcase that the book out of stock.
This goes to show the immense popularity this film is bringing in. If you’re looking to know what happens further in the story, it looks like you’ll have to wait patiently till the book becomes available once again (if interested in purchasing the physical version).
But why is “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” a must-watch film? Whether you are a teen currently in high school or an adult who has gone through high school, Lara Jean is someone you can relate to. The feeling of being in love or having a crush, especially in high school, is a roller coaster of emotions and events. During this time period of life, you are trying to deal with the emotions of puberty and to really figure out your identity.
Warning: The content below contains spoilers of the film.
Lara Jean is trying to come to terms with how she feels about relationships, dealing with the trials and tribulations of high school, growing up and becoming the “eldest” in the house (as her oldest sister has gone off to college) and also still dealing with losing her mother. But the main focus of the film is these letters that she has written to the boys that she has loved before. One day the letters are sent out without her knowing. From then on Lara Jean is taken on a whirlwind of events that lead her to start a fake relationship with one of the most popular boys in school, Peter Kavinsky.
The purposes of this fake relationship is to get on the nerves of Peter’s ex-girlfriend and to draw off her older sister’s ex-boyfriend whom she used to have feelings for. What Lara didn’t expect in this pretend relationship was to fall for Peter Kavinsky. Throughout the film, you can’t help but feel the warmth of seeing the feelings between Peter and Lara Jean grow and how the two connect on a deeper level. The lines between fake and reality become blurred between the two of them and will leave you on the edge of the seat at every cute moment to the large conflict that their relationship brings them.
To all that watch this film, you will find yourself falling in love over and over again. For those hopeless romantics, whether you are a teen or an adult who has gone through the motions of young love, you will have that fluttery feeling in your stomach. Thanks to Peter Kavinsky, the bar has been set for the ideal significant other who pulls out all the stops, and Lara Jean has the closet of your dreams with her hipster/K-Fashion-type wardrobe.
This film will leave you smiling from ear to ear, and I highly recommend you to check out the film if you haven’t already.
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