To All The Boys I Loved Before Review **SPOILER WARNING**

To All The Boys I Loved Before Review **SPOILER WARNING**

Jocelynn Veliz, Staff Writer

To All The Boys I Loved Before is the newest Netflix original, where main character Lara Jean’s love letters get sent out to the boys who were never supposed to receive them. The cast consists of Lana Condor (Lara Jean), Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky), Israel Broussard (Josh Sanderson), Janel Parrish (Margot Covey), Anna Cathcart (Katherine/Kitty Covey), Madeleine Arthur (Chris), and Emilija Baranac (Gen).

When I first heard that Netflix was coming out with a new romantic comedy,  I wasn’t so excited about it. I had thought that it was going to be the second The Kissing Booth, but then the trailer came out. When I first watched the trailer, I fell in love with the plot. I felt that it was a plot that some teenagers can relate to having intense feelings but not wanting anyone to know. I was on the edge of my seat while waiting for its release. At the beginning of the movie, I absolutely loved that it started with Lara Jean explaining her home life and her letters. The smile on my face never left as I watched the movie. If there wasn’t a smile on my face, then there were tears rolling down my cheeks. There were also moments where I felt anger because of the conflicts occurring. The script was made for people to feel emotions every time the scene changes.

The scenes that were shown amazed me every time. One shot showed Lara Jean and Peter shaking hands under the trees of the field. What made me love this scene was how simple it was, but also how beautiful the little details were. The simplicity of the whole shot just made it complete. Another one of my favorite shots was when both Lara Jean and Peter confessed their feelings out in the lacrosse field. As the camera was going back, you could see how it was just the two of them in the empty field. As I was watching the scene, I saw that it represented how they were the only ones in each other’s eyes at that moment.

Something that stood out to me was how the relationship between Lara Jean and Peter developed throughout the movie. You can see that at moments during their fake relationship, both were unsure. As I was watching the movie, I had doubts that both of them were going to end up with each other. In the diner scene where Lara Jean says something along the lines of “I’m honest because we’re pretending”, you can see the hurt in Peter’s eyes; that’s what made me believe that there was something between them starting to blossom. Throughout the movie, I saw how both of them were starting to trust each other more and more. The development of the relationship was truly beautiful. I felt like I was watching a seed flourish into something extravagant.

As you can tell, I loved the movie and all the emotions it made me feel.