I know, you probably thought I’ll finally shut up about this movie (or maybe not, if you don’t follow me on Twitter because I didn’t actually talk that much about it on here) now that it’s released and I’ve seen it (twice, because I wanted my watch to count towards the numbers so I watched it again later on Friday) but actually that just made me want to talk about the movie more?
We had a little online watching party with a couple of bloggers including Lia, Caro and Ilsa and it was so nice to see people’s reactions to the movie! And Twitter has been filled with all the love for the movie too which is awesome to see. Instagram just made me angry with myself for not having my own physical copies yet – but I’ll get there eventually.
But now, just in case you are unsure whether or not you should watch this movie – will you listen to some of the reasons why you should? I even shared tips on how to have a great movie night earlier this week, so you’re all set! 😉
Oh, before we even get into me trying to convince you to watch the movie, have a look at the official trailer – that might actually be enough to convince you. 😉
Lana Condor & Noah Centineo KILL IT
Let’s start this list off with one of the most important aspects (at least to me): Lana and Noah playing Lara Jean and Peter convincingly. And my god. They honestly did such a fantastic job and they had the best kind of chemistry between them. I was sold on these two from the second I saw the very first bits of footage from the movie. They are cute, precious and just really deliver their performances, in my opinion!
I don’t often pay much attention to movie soundtracks but this one actually stuck out to me quite a bit and I enjoyed it so much, that I’m now looking up all the songs on Spotify! The song chosen for the trailer was awesome already and the rest is just as amazing, let me tell you. I can totally see myself listening to that one in particular on repeat for days.
Fake Dating Trope
There are tropes in fiction that I will read a million times over and I will not get tired of them (I read a million and one fanfics of a variety of ships fake dating) and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before has one of my absolute favorites: fake dating! We all know exactly where this story is going to go and the complications we’re going to see but it’s just so much fun. And who doesn’t like a fun, feel-good movie?
Kitty Is A Gift
I did quite enjoy the youngest sister Kitty in the books but I have to say, movie!Kitty might be even better! She’s a bit different in the movie than she was in the books (especially were here loyalties are considering Josh and Peter) but it does all work quite well!
We’re introduced to the friendship between Lara Jean and her BFF Chris quite early in the movie and these two were pretty freaking awesome. I loved how encouraging Chris was and how much in Lara Jean’s corner she was throughout and how she pushed Lara Jean out of her comfort zone a little bit. Lara Jean and Lucas staying in while they are on a ski trip to read and do face masks was 100% relatable.
But probably one of my favorite friendships was the one building between Lara Jean and Peter! These two had so many fantastic, open and honest conversations and I loved it. They were so much more than just two people fake dating. They actually got to know each other better and build a strong foundation of friendship.
Peter And Lara Jean Are Everything
Ever since I read the Lara Jean trilogy I’ve pretty much been set on loving these two – it took me a bit the first time around but my reread solidified my love for them. And to see them on screen was everything I could’ve asked for. Plus, they have so, so many swoon-worthy scenes? From running into each other at the Corner Cafe to contract negotiations to everything else (I’m doing my best not to spoil things).
You’ll Sit There With The Biggest Smile All Movie
This feeling basically started from the first teaser material and returned every time we got more footage of the movie and it was certainly there for 90% of the movie too.
I’ve always loved me a good rom-com or teen movies. Always. I would spend hours on end watching and rewatching my favorites whenever they were on TV (some Saturdays were spend exclusively in front of the TV as a teen) and to get that feeling and experience again as an adult – it’s awesome! I don’t think you have to be a certain age to enjoy this movie – there’s something there for everyone.
The Rewatch Factor
As I just said, I love to rewatch movies I really enjoyed and let me tell you, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is 100% going on that list too. And as I said at the beginning, I first watched the movie with a few fellow bloggers in the afternoon and then went BACK in the evening to watch it again. Gotta make my watch count, right? Let Netflix know that I loved the movie and want the rest of the trilogy adapted too!
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned how I love to rewatch One Day At A Time (which you should be watching too, by the way) whenever I want a pick me up or just something fun and easy to watch, right? This is now joining ODAAT – you know, to give me a bit of a change up from time to time. xD
Awesome Father/Daughter Relationship
I often see people ask where the parents are in most Young Adult stories or why the parents are just not good parents, but in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before we have a really, really lovely father/daughter relationship and I especially love the way it came across in the movie! I’m still laughing about the entire scene in the car before the ski trip. Because there’s more than what is shown in the trailer. One line, in particular, had me laughing out loud.
Okay, show of hands! How many of you guys have seen this movie already? And how many of you guys are planning on watching it this weekend? For those of you guys who haven’t seen the movie yet or hadn’t heard much about it – are you going to watch it? Let me know in the comments down below!
Also, can everyone who has seen the movie share their favorite scene? In a non-spoilery way, please. I know the trailer gives away quite a bit but we wouldn’t want to ruin it for everyone who hasn’t seen the movie yet!