To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Stephanie Ballesteros , Staff Writer

Just when people were starting to believe that Netflix was running out of things to watch, the heartwarming movie To All the Boys I’ve loved Before, directed by Susan Johnson, crept its way into the hearts of many viewers. After the book was published on April 15, 2014, it finally made it to the big screen on August 17, 2018. Unlike many books that were turned into movies, this movie was successful with matching the book story and description into the movie. Everything written in the book by Jenny Han was beautifully presented in the movie, from Lara Jean and Kitty’s meaningless binge watching nights, to the events that happened at the ski trip.

The film holds a beautiful racial variety, especially of minorities. Actor Lana Condor, plays the role of a half-Korean, half-white character. This is something Han had to fight for: an Asian American girl star in a teen movie. Not only does Han put an Asian girl as the main character, King Bach and Trezzo Mahoro, both African Americans, have a continuous role in the movie.

It can be said confidently that this movie satisfied its audience since it received an approval rating of 94%, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The author, Jenny Han, has decided to follow up with a sequel with the second book, P.S. I Still Love You. Because the first movie was nicely presented, there are only positive expectations for the second one.




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