The letters are out!
Ok, so earlier this month, I posted about the film trailer for All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. With all the hype around it, I was super excited to watch it. Let’s say that I was really happy I did. While I’m usually wary about film adaptations of novels, I really enjoyed this one. It was a light-hearted movie whose characters really make your heart flutter.
So here were some of my thoughts while watching the film.
Warning: contains some spoilers
- Lara Jean’s bedroom is just AHHHHHH
- Lara jean is so relateable, (maybe?) even more than in the book
- and her voice is so soothing and nice
- and I love her style
- ok, I don’t think I liked Margot from the start
- go Lara Jean! lol that was the most spontaneous first kiss.
- and our ship has sailed LJ x PK
- the chemistry is real
- “How about I write you notes everyday?” Peter, can you please be real?
- why does peter just get hotter and hotter?
- he also isn’t such a jerk in the movie
- (to myself) the high school parties that you never went to, Jennifer. sighs
- josh is so butt tight. I can’t
- like I get all tense whenever he talks
- poor Lara Jean
- why is it so hot? oh, wait cuz Peter Kavinsky is in the room, I mean on the screen 😉
- omergod I just love them together
- I feel like the movie brings in more nuances that you sometimes don’t pick up in the book
- this is so random, but I love the decor and setting, it’s so goals
- Kitty is adorable, her sass is ❤ ❤
- I liked the dad in the book, but the movie makes him even more awesome
- “the talk” with her father, oh my lord, I can’t stop laughing
- LAUV is playing. ok i officially love the song playlist
- the hot tub, I CAN’T BREATHE
- why is her dress still dry, shouldn’t she be soaked?
- but they’re so cute
- yo Gen is ARGHHH
- No LJ, don’t fight with Peter
- No Josh, don’t you dare join the fight
- … he joined the fight
- Don’t cry LJ
- I love the random comedic relief with dad and kitty
- “I thought five chances at a boyfriend was better odds!” – Kitty, 2018
- Ok, I kind of like Margot a bit more. You go, big sister!
- Everybody wants to rule the world by Tears for Fears. Holy crap, I love this movie’s playlist (sry if I have weird tastes)
- yes daughter father bonding time
- This family is amazing
- can I be a Song girl too?
- Gen is so butt tight when she gets angry… but she’s so pretty too
- omergod I love the one-on-one talks
- I’m rooting for Josh, the best friend
- he’s actually pretty great… as a best friend
- PLEASE GO TELL PETER HOW YOU FEEL, LJ
- Her screen saver is the most heartwarming thing ever
- Couple goals
- They just look perfect together
- Lara Jean’s fast walking is a bit cringe
- “I have to tell you something… I drove here.” oof that was anticlimactic, LJ
- Peter makes everything better
- I’m smiling so much
- YAS PETER
- He makes my heart skip
- i love him so much
- they’re so cute
- I love them so much!!!
- THE END. I feel at peace
- or not
- oof I see John Ambrose
- but I can’t see his face
- THE SUSPENSE: the real question is WHO IS GOING TO BE JOHN AMBROSE
- I sense a sequel coming!!
Movie and Book Comparisons
- It’s understandable that the movie couldn’t include everything, so they had to adjust or remove some of the subplots
- It’s a bit sad they had to leave out things on Peter and Lara Jean’s relationship.
- But you can still feel the chemistry, which was super great. At first, I was iffy about the casting for the characters. But the cast blew me away. Noah Centineo is a heartthrob and Lana Condor is so sweet. Anna Cathcart was such a great Kitty.
- I love the movie’s focus on the characters. I enjoyed seeing their personalities illuminate through.
- Lara Jean wasn’t as cringe as I anticipated. In the book, I found her actions on the edge of embarrassing, but Lana Condor managed to make everything Lara Jean do look cool instead.
- I think the movie was definitely a plus for me. In the book, I took a while to warm up to Peter, but I fell in love with him in this adaptation. In the movie, he’s a lot more understanding and caring for Lara Jean and those around him. Of course, that means the directors were playing safe, but it’s so nice to have a ship to full-heartedly support.
- Also in the book, there was no question of who LJ was going to be with. It was obviously Peter. This was no spoiler.
- The nice thing about the movie is that it ends well in the end. A sequel isn’t really necessary… if you don’t watch the last five minutes 😛 But I’d love to see more of the cast so pleaseeeee let there be a sequel
Like the rest of the book community, I was kind of nervous about how the movie would turn out, but I was so much better than I expected. I loved it. I think the cinematography was really great and accompanied the story quite well. Of course, the movie changed a few things, but it stayed loyal to the original novel as much as it could.
To sum up, I’m really glad that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before became a movie. It brings the world of Lara Jean to life for the book lovers, and it now reaches out to the movie community as well. I feel like it is such an iconic high school romance that many of us adore and I hope that with the movie, we can share our love for Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky with even more people.
Let me know how you found the movie. What did you like about it? Do you want a sequel?