SPOILER ALERT Movie Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

A review: “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.”


“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” directed by Susan Johnson and written by Sofia Alvarez is a new addition to the Netflix romance-comedy series, as of August 17th, 2018. Fans are not complaining, even though it’s known to be the cliché high school romance story. It currently holds a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

16 year old Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) life as a normal high schooler is turned upside down as her love life makes an unexpected turn as letters she has written to boys she has previously had crushes on are mailed to these boys. All of the boys she has liked before receive their individual letters, such as her summer camp crush Kenny (Edward Kewin), her freshman homecoming date Lucas James (Trezzo Mahoro), her debate team buddy John Ambrose McClaren, her spin the bottle partner, Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), and her next door neighbor, Josh Sanderson (Israel Broussard), also known as her sister Margot’s (Janel Parrish) ex-boyfriend. In the process of the letters getting out to the hands of five boys all at once, Lara Jean wants to avoid confronting her feelings, so she pretends to date Peter Kavinsky. Kavinsky uses this opportunity to make his ex-girlfriend jealous.

While the movie continues, the couple keeps acting as they are “in love”- creating a cute “Hallmark” feeling in the audience. I highly recommend this romance spark to any girl or boy who is looking for some laughter, love, or a twist of both. It’s similar to the movie “The Kissing Booth,” however, I believe, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” has even a more exciting and cuter ending. So, keep an eye on both Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky as they battle through high school drama, jealous neighbors, and an angry ex-girlfriend. Final question… will there be a happily ever after? Hop on Netflix and find out!