To All The Boys - I've Loved Before
Searching for a teen romance?? Here’s a snip of something for your taste. “To all the boys-I’ve loved before” is a teen rom-com released by Netflix on 17th August,2018. The movie is based on Jenny Han’s novel of the same name where a teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and so she falls in a world of mayhem. After the success of first part, two more parts of the film were released in year 2020 and 2021.
Story and Screenplay
Well the story starts with a girl named Lara Jean Covey who is shy and afraid. She writes letters to all of her past loves, but they are not meant to be posted; just to look and make herself happy. Until one day all her letters are sent out and so her previous loves confront her one by one. First Peter Kavinsky in college, then her sister’s boyfriend and her childhood crush Josh and then Lucas, who is gay. Accidentally Peter and Lara decides to start fake-dating, so as to make former’s girlfriend jealous. Later Peter finds out that Gen is really jealous, amidst which Peter And Lara finds out about their true feeling for each other. But no one knows what’s coming in their way. Yes!!! a chaos waiting to happen in Lara Jean’s life. Kitty, Lara’s younger sister reveals she sent the letters which made her upset. Margot, Lara’s elder sister, calms her anger and makes her realise about that she always wanted to send those love letters but was afraid to do so and finally both sisters forgive each other. What next?? Is Lara and Peter together or there’s someone from her past still waiting to confront his feelings. Well well well….. no more revelations, you need to check this out. 😀
Dialogues, music and direction
Director Susan Johnson beautifully scripted the story in an act with perfectly written dialogues because sometimes such small noticeable things grabs your attention more. Personally I love teen romance songs. They are pretty good and cute.
Incredible performance by the cast. The characters played by Lana Condor as Lara Jean Convey and Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky will make your heart go gaga. Other casts like Jordan Fisher, Ross Butler, Janel Parrish and Anna Cathcart are worth appreciating too.
This teen rom-com is definitely charming, entertaining, delighting and attracting but lacks in surprises. If you are a teen romance watcher, then grab your popcorns and just say to your weekend let’s “Netflix and chill”.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.