Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ sets standards for future romantic comedies

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Netflix’s ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ sets standards for future romantic comedies

Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before released on Aug. 17 and received praise for its uniqueness. The protagonist, Lara Jean Covey, writes five love letters to the five boys she’s loved in her life and they get sent out, revealing all of her deepest secrets.

Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before released on Aug. 17 and received praise for its uniqueness. The protagonist, Lara Jean Covey, writes five love letters to the five boys she’s loved in her life and they get sent out, revealing all of her deepest secrets.

Anika Arutla

Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before released on Aug. 17 and received praise for its uniqueness. The protagonist, Lara Jean Covey, writes five love letters to the five boys she’s loved in her life and they get sent out, revealing all of her deepest secrets.

Anika Arutla

Anika Arutla

Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before released on Aug. 17 and received praise for its uniqueness. The protagonist, Lara Jean Covey, writes five love letters to the five boys she’s loved in her life and they get sent out, revealing all of her deepest secrets.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

In today’s world, Hollywood is expected to produce movies with a multitude of elements including humor, action, romance and everything else in between. Due to this, romantic comedies have died out, and if one is made, it usually ends up a flop.

 

However, Netflix manages to craft a movie that had audiences raging with excitement the day it was released. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before came out Aug. 17 and by the next day, it had blown up the Internet. I remember scrolling through my Instagram feed after school on Friday and seeing at least five posts about the movie, all praising how incredible it is. I watched it the next day with high expectations.

 

The film is based on Jenny Han’s young adult novel which came out in 2014. Han wrote two books sequeling To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. In the book, a Korean-American girl named Lara Jean writes five love letters to the five boys she’s been in love with. One of the boys happens to be her older sister’s ex-boyfriend. Although the storyline is identical in the movie, there are minor details that are completely different in the book.

 

While the book takes place in the small college town of Charlottesville, Va., the movie takes place in Portland, Ore. This is a major setback because their location serves as a huge basis in the third book where college becomes the conflict. In addition, there are certain aspects of characters that were missing in the movie and scenes that seemed crucial to the development of the story. The book ends with a cliffhanger while the movie tied it up with a nice bow.

 

On the other hand, it is all that I expected it to be. I fell in love with the protagonist, Peter Kavinsky, in the movie just as much, if not more, than I fell in love with him in the books. It is safe to say the film creators found the right actor and wrote the right script to bring him to life. Furthermore, due to Jenny Han’s writing, the movie contains a diverse cast of characters and makes the story realistic in a unique way.

 

Since its release, I have seen the movie three times and every time, I notice something different and fall in love all over again. At the moment, it is in its own category and has launched a whole new approach to romantic comedies.

Noah Centineo (Peter) and Lana Candor (Lara Jean) have  expressed the possibility of an upcoming sequel through Instagram. With two more books in the series and all the support it has received in the first few days of its release, a second movie looks to be in the near future.

 

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