Though Love Simon (2018)is still very much my favourite high school movie in a while, I liked how good director Susan Johnson’s filmwas at taking me back to that time when I too was a high schooler with an all consuming crush.
Besides the gift of reminiscing, I enjoyed seeing John Corbett in his role as a father to three daughters. I also definitely liked the look and design of the teenage protagonist’s bedroom – even though it’s not how I’d like my teenage room to look.
Overall, I’d say that To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is an adequately entertaining movie that felt very teenage. This is probably why my non-teenage self found some of the mistakes the teenagers in the movie made, quite frustrating to watch.
Lead by Lana Condor, the entire cast did a good job and I’m not that mad at the end result.
You’ll likely guess how things will play out soon after the film starts but I say watch it anyway. Especially if reminiscing about high school won’t hurt. And definitely watch it if you’re in high school. I’d probably have loved it more if I’d been in high school when this movie came out.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a new drama / romance that tells the story of teenage girl whose secret love letters are exposed.
Based on the novel by Jenny Han; Lana Condor, John Corbett, Noah Centineo and Emilija Baranac star…
As I watched this trailer, I thought ‘here we go, just the same old teen story…’ But then the reason the protagonist faints at the beginning is revealed and I decide that I could probably dedicate some time to this movie. Especially since – luckily for me, my high school crush was never so cruel as to tell me that nothing would ever happen between us.
I’m going to let this movie take me back to my early teenage years as I reminisce about the boy who made school an event I was always more than happy to wake up for.