I am a little bit ashamed that I have not read the book, because now I wish I had, and will probably stop by my favorite bookstore to find a copy.
I’m not even a fan of romance, but this movie won me over.
Lara Jean is reserved and keeps a lot of things to herself. For instance, she has been crushing on her neighbor Josh, who is dating her older sister Margot. And she writes love letters to every single boy she has ever loved with their addresses on the envelopes.
After Margot dumps Josh and leaves for college, Lara Jean starts wondering how things will be from then on. At school she comforts Josh, and at home she missed Margot.
Kitty, the youngest sister, decides to mail Lara Jean’s letters to all the boys.
Then crazy things start happening.
Peter Kavinsky, a popular jock at school, asks Lara Jean to talk alone and tells her how he appreciates her attraction to him. Terrified, Lara Jean realizes that the letter she wrote ages ago for Peter was mailed to him, and she passes out.
Then, as she sees Josh walking towards her with a letter in his hand, Lara Jean panics and kisses Peter.
Later on, Peter, who just got out of a breakup with Lara Jean’s ex best friend Gen, decides to fake date Lara Jean to make his ex jealous. Not wanting Josh to know that she still has feelings for him, Lara Jean goes for it.
What starts out as a fake relationship turns out to be a beautiful friendship. Peter and Lara Jean start opening up to each other and spending a lot of time with each other’s families.
And of course, with their relationship going well, Gen grows jealous of Lara Jean, and Josh of Peter.
But now, what’s next?
This movie is the perfect highschool love drama that everyone could enjoy. I actually was rooting for Peter the whole time, and it’s been awhile that I actually liked a romantic movie.
It’s cliche, of course, but it’s funny and endearing. The chemistry is also out of the world between the two main leads.
And I had a good laugh.
Some movies have been major disappointments, but this one clearly doesn’t.
Over all, it’s an entertaining movie, and I might watch it again if I get bored.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved is an 8/10 for me. Because it’s so endearing and funny, and it’s also a harmless guilty pleasure.
Watch it. I bet you will fall for these characters.