Movie Thoughts | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

TATBILBMIMDB Rating: 7.7 / 10

My Rating: 10 / 10

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish,  Anna Cathcart

Director: Susan Johnson

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: August 17th 2018

Synopsis: 

When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean (Lana Condor) finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down. (Netflix)

My Review: 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was based on Jenny Han’s bestselling YA novel and one of my all time favorites. The story is about a seventeen year old Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor) wrote her untold feelings through letters to all the boys she had a crush on. These were kept in a hat box until one day they’re mysteriously sent and she must face all the guys who received her letters.

This movie is officially included on my favorite book to movie adaptations of all time. After watching the movie, it makes me want to reread the series gush all over Peter and Lara Jean again. The movie was as lighthearted and entertaining as the book. The Covey family are close knit and the sisters, Lara Jean (Lana Condor), Margot (Janel Parris) and Kitty (Anna Cathcart) are just adorable. I never thought Noah Centineo would slay as Peter Kavinsky. Honestly, I’m a bit wary since I never pictured him as Peter. He just nailed the role and I can say the same to Lana as LJ. She definitely is Lara Jean. The acting was spot on and the chemistry between them blended so well.

My top five favorite scenes are:

SPOILERS AHEAD : Highlight them to view. 

  • When Peter Kavinsky puts his hand on Lara Jean’s back pocket then spins her around giving her a sweet, chaste kiss. I SWOONED!
  • Any scenes with Kitty. God this lass can’t stop being cute and spontaneous. She made me laugh out loud. Especially when LJ almost hit her with a unicorn stick. 
  • Peter and Lara Jean in a HOT TUB. MY HEART OMFG.
  • Dr. Covey talking to her daughter regarding safe sex. Some of you might find it awkward but that part was sex positive. 
  • Just the Song sisters having a girl talk. No more secrets at all. 

 

If you haven’t watched the movie, YOU SHOULD. I highly recommend it whether you’ve read or haven’t read the book yet (of course reading the book first is a MUST because there are scenes in the book that aren’t included in the movie). It’s a lovely movie and I already watched it thrice. I can’t get enough of the cuteness! With that ending, they need to produce P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Overall, I genuinely enjoyed it.

Beatrice

8 thoughts on “Movie Thoughts | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

  1. I swooned soooo much when PK spun LJ around with the hand in back pocket move ❤ I read somewhere that Noah improvised that, but I think it fit the movie and Peter's personality perfectly! We definitely talked before about how much we love Kitty, but I especially loved the scene where Kitty reveals that she sent the letters and LJ pauses and goes "I'm going to kill you" I laughed so much! Even though we laughed at the parts about her dad giving LJ condoms for the trip, I completely agree and enjoyed that it was sex positive and in its own way educational. And of course, the Song sister moments always make me happy 🙂 You've picked an amazing set of scenes from the movie!

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      1. OMG that’s honestly such a difficult question. Truthfully, I loved all the scenes that you mentioned! I also really like the scene where they drove to the ski resort. It’s not my absolute favorite scene, but I really love the song that played “I Like Me Better by Lauv”

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