Monday 14 January 2019

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Movie) - My Thoughts


I started reading the novel (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han) but didn’t read up to three pages because of the font size and the format of the book. I’ve read several positive reviews but my squinting eyes prevented me from proceeding with reading the book. Late last year, I watched the trailer of the movie on Netflix. It meant that the story had been adapted into a movie!
Not long after, I watched the movie and concluded that it’s a lovely story. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo did justice to the story because their acting and chemistry were superb.

What’s it all about?
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a 2018 American teen romance film directed by Susan Johnson and starring Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Madeleine Arthur, Emilija Baranac, Israel Broussard and John Corbett. Based on Jenny Han’s 2014 novel of the same name, it was released by Netflix on August 17, 2018. (Wikipedia)

Major cast:
Lana Condor as Laura Jean

Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky

My Thoughts:
-          Never underestimate yourself
Lara Jean was an introvert who hardly kept friends. She had only a friend and whenever that friend wasn’t around, she found it hard to relate with her classmates, converse and hang out with them during lunch period.
Situations later made her realise that it pays to relate with others and become friendly.

-          You are attractive
Well, she had no idea that she had admirers who wanted to be with her. It took those letters to prove to herself that she is attractive.

-          Family is everything
The love that Lara Jean and her sisters share is overwhelming. Her dad also cares for them more than anything in the world. Lara Jean’s family displays a definition of true love.

-          Do not judge
Sometimes, it is when we get closer to someone we’ve despised for long that we realise that they actually have a good heart.

-          Shoot your shot
Imagine if those letters weren’t delivered to the boys she had once loved? Lara Jean had the habit of writing letters to boys she had loved before, and stacking them in a box without sending them out. It was when these letters accidentally got sent out that she realised that sometimes, your true feelings needs to be expressed.

-          Pain is real
Lara Jean’s bears the pain of losing her mother and learning that she would never see her again. The movie displays love and also pain felt from losing someone really precious to you.

-          Share your thoughts
Sometimes, all you need is someone who you can share your thoughts with; someone that can be relied upon and trusted.

-          Defend people’s dignity
When you see your friend’s image getting tarnished, stand up and fight to protect his/her dignity.

-          Some things are not meant for you
It took the short period Lara Jean spent with Peter for her to realise that Josh (her sister’s ex) wasn’t the one she had true feelings for…but Peter himself.

-          Give room for explanation
Lara Jean never gave Peter Kavinsky the chance to explain what really happened when Jen visited his room. It was much later that she knew the truth about what happened.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a great movie and it is worth watching!



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