To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson and starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Israel Broussard and John Corbett. Based on Jenny Han‘s 2014 novel of the same name, it was released by Netflix on August 17, 2018.
I have been a huge fan of this Jenny Haan book for the longest time. So naturally I was extremely excited when they broke the news that it would be made into a movie.
I’d always loved the story about a girl with five intense crushes and the letters she wrote them, but never sent out. Lara Jean as the middle Song girl has been one of my favourite characters in recent YA novels. Finding her come to life in the movie adaptation was amazing.
I honestly did not peg Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky. In my head, he looked really different. But Noah did do a decent job bringing Peter to life.
Josh Sanders again – a complicated character to play – was well represented.
Lara Jean’s story never had too much of flesh in it. It had always been the story of a girl, who is trying to get through high school like the rest of the teenagers.
They tried to stay as true to the book as possible. Only the real reason for Kitty to send out the letter was malice and revenge. The movie did water down that part a bit. And she was supposed to be bit of a savage.
It was also refreshing to see Janel Parrish as the level headed eldest Song sister, Margo.
So if you have a lazy Sunday and you’re in the mood to watch something cute, we would highly recommend this movie!