To make a movie out of Jenny Han's two delightful books isn't easy because of all the details and sidelines in the charming story of a teenage girl and first love(s) and this film just shows that.All the people and moments, that made these novels special, have been left out to leave behind an unsurprising all-American movie.The two stars are for the actors.
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.
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Lara Jean Covey writes letters to all of her past loves, the letters are meant for her eyes only. Until one day when all the love letters are sent out to her previous loves. Her life is soon thrown into chaos when her foregoing loves confront her one by one.
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A sad mainstreamy story taken out of two really special booksReviewed byclaw-97583Vote: 2/10
I'm not going to lie, there were a lot of red flags going in to this, given the massive amount of dull and terrible Netflix films that have come out this year, many of which focused on relationships and slice-of-life type stuff, but I think I kind of like this one. It's certainly the least obnoxious of the bunch, and is even more surprisingly carried by the young female supporting actress. There's nothing this film does that's extraordinary, but it's an easily watchable film that's fine through and through, and manages to avoid dragging despite having such a simple premise and it doesn't overstay its welcome. The leads in the film aren't amazing, but they're certainly above average, and are relatively charming. The film is quite heavily reliant on exposition, and feels oddly reminiscent of 13 Reasons Why, though I would say this is a much more tasteful story that handles it's premise appropriately whereas 13 Reasons Why felt melodramatic and edgy. The melodrama here manages to be less melodramatic, and the material is light-hearted enough to deal with a pinch of superficial acting.
The dramatic elements are certainly nothing new, such as dealing with the loss of a parent, but they're implemented in a reasonable manner and are played out naturally and they add a bit of spice to what might have been an otherwise bland story with flat characters. It's refreshing nowadays to see characters with tragic backstories being portrayed in an empowering way. These elements are almost understated, and as a result the characters seem stronger than the usual. Towards the end there's a bit of an incident, but it doesn't cause tonal whiplash, and it's certainly not frustrating as it tends to be in other stories.
I'm not a huge fan of teen films, especially not in modern times with how the music industry has degraded into simple, easy-to-produce tripe whilst brainwashing the simple-minded teenagers into thinking they love superfluous and downright useless music, and there's certainly an abundance of that in this film. It's a shame because the score feels fine for the most part, and the film opts for no music when a scene works better without it. I'm fine with simple and fluffy tunes to accent the films various moments, but the commercial trash is hard to deal with, even in small doses.
This film's a bit of a pleasant surprise, and is among the few 2018 Netflix films I would recommend so far. For those who dislike 13 Reasons Why for being edgy or tasteless, this film will likely be more up your alley, and it's much less of a time investment as well.
I watched the trailer and thought "ha, cute" and that was that. I got bored and decided I'd stick it on. Who doesn't enjoy a cheesy romcom when you're bored? I was so surprised by how unbelieveably beautiful it was. The chemistry between the actors was spectacular. The story itself was just bliss. It was fun and quirky and relateable for anyone who has ever had a crush on someone. She isn't some unpopular kid that everyone hates that comes to shine, she shines on her own and makes everyone else shine with her. I watched it that morning and I watched it again that afternoon. I will be watching it again and again.