I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han pretty recently. The main reason I read the book was because of all the hype the movie was getting.
I had a feeling I would like the movie better and that feeling proved true. I’m not a big fan of teen romance novels but I love the films. I also feel like this concept works better as a film. The movie did a great job of condensing the book and taking its own turns. I loved the way it played out on screen.
The plot was simple and found a good rhythm on screen. You could really see the chemistry and I loved the goofiness of the characters. The pacing felt pretty natural and I loved the character development we saw over the course of the film.
Lana Condor did a great job at portraying the genuine and dorky character of Lara Jean. Noah Centineo is a pretty attractive Peter, as the internet confirmed when the film first came out. I was really surprised to see King Bach in the film, he felt so out of place. I’m happy that Lucas had a bigger role in the movie, his character was great!
I’m thinking about doing a post comparing the book to the movie, but I haven’t decided on that yet. I definitely prefer the movie in this case, something you won’t hear from me often.