To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before


Katie Konen, Reporter and

If you’re a sucker for cheesy romantic Netflix original films, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is just right for you.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a 2018 teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson.  It’s based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jenny Han.  

The movie is about a teenage girl named Lara Jean played by Lana Condor, who is very shy when it comes to expressing her feelings.  Since she was a little girl she has been writing secret love letters to help her get over guys. She keeps them in her Mother’s old box but somehow every single letter gets sent out to eah guy.  One gets sent to Peter Kavinsky, played by Noah Centineo, and another to Josh , played by Israel Broussard, who is her sister’s ex-boyfriend. The other ones gets sent to a guy from church camp, which gets sent back unopened, and another to Lucas, played by Trezzo Mahoro, who tells Lara Jean that she is very nice, but he is gay. As soon as Peter receives the letter he goes to Lara Jean and tells her it would never happen.  When Josh sees his letter his answer differs from Peters. Lara Jean and Peter have the idea to fake date in order to get Peter’s ex girlfriend jealous and Josh to leave Lara Jean alone. During Lara Jean and Peter’s fake relationship they go antique shopping, bake together, eat at the diner, and go on a school ski trip together. Everyday they grow closer and closer.

“My favorite part of the movie was when Lara Jean and her dad went to the diner.  Everybody Wants To Rule The World, which used to be her mom’s favorite song, plays as they have a heart to heart talk about her mother,” said Kalen Cottrell (‘21).

There has been many arguments recently saying The Kissing Booth, a Netflix original film, is better than To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.  No one can decide between Peter Kavinsky or Noah Flynn is the better boyfriend.  

“In my opinion To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is better than The Kissing Booth.  This movie is the definition of adorable.  For every die-hard romantic out there, this is a must watch.  It’s very relatable for teens and I highly suggest it,” said Jocie Horner(‘20).