Based on the best selling book of the same name, To All The Boys I've Loved Before is the latest big hitter from Netflix and it is near perfect in every way. Believe me when I tell you I am not the target audience of this teen rom-com yet I found it warm, funny, endearing and charming. Everything about it is simply beautiful. The casting was inspired with Lana Condor and Noah Centineo absolutely hopping off the screen with chemistry – we'll be seeing a lot more of them in the future!
So what is To All The Boys I've Loved Before about? In a nut shell, Lara Jean Covey is a shy 16 year high school student who writes a love letter to each of the five boys she has ever loved in her life. She keeps the letters hidden, preferring to live out the fantasy of true love in her head rather than in reality. One day the letters get posted and all five boys receive them. The problem with this is that one is for her next door neighbour Josh who also happens to be her older sister's boyfriend. Another is to her ex-best friend's (and nemesis) current boyfriend Peter. Suddenly Lara Jean's cosy world is in chaos as she scrambles to undo the damage the letters cause.
What transpires is that Peter is now single and suggests that they pretend to be a couple so that Lara Jean can prove she isn't in love with Josh (the sister's boyfriend) and he can get Gen back (the ex-girlfriend). They make a pact, draw up a contract and so begins the fake relationship between Lara Jean and Peter. I won't add any spoilers but this is a teen romcom so of course their plan doesn't run as easily as that! This film is the perfect tonic to all the dark drama, super hero shows and franchised action movies. It has even been described as the best romcom movie of this generation and is perfect for a night in so grab the popcorn and get watching. You can thank me later!