The Internet Is Going Wild For Netflix’s New Teen Rom-Com ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’
"'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' is the best rom-com movie of this generation and that's THAT."
There’s a new romantic comedy on Netflix called To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and people just really, really love it. I’m going to call it — we’re in a new golden age of the rom-com and I’m absolutely delighted about it.
We’ve got an absolute bonanza of new and heartwarming rom-coms on our screens this year, like Crazy Rich Asians, Set It Up and Love, Simon, which are not only excellent examples of the genre, but also flying the flag of diverse representation of cast and themes. Hooray for the bold statement that people of colour and queer people can also feel the emotion known as love.
The newest example of this kind of film, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is cut from the same cloth. Based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Jenny Han, it follows the story of 16-year-old Korean-American Lara Jean, played by Lana Condor, who for various reasons, must pretend to date the most popular boy in school to help her get over another boy.
Naturally, there are romantic complications.
It’s a sweet and beautifully executed film, which has been getting such praise as Vox calling it “the best teen romance of the decade”.
And the online response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Too many things to love about Netflix's To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: The story, the sets, the cast, the music, the message and I could go on and on. Loved it! pic.twitter.com/EQSRUPtlnV
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) August 19, 2018
Oh god looooooovvvveeedd All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It gave me that same gleeful, heart bursting feeling Love, Simon did. Just so fun and full of eighties teen movie warmth and trope-ness.
Only without the garbage.
— Chaz Stein (@Charlotte_Stein) August 19, 2018
I’m not even exaggerating I was feeling super sick all day and after watching To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before I genuinely feel better. That movie cured me.
— vivian 🐍 (@allyouwantedts) August 19, 2018
People are also specifically talking about how good it is to see Asian representation in the film.
just watched to all the boys i've loved before and cannot describe my happiness and emotion over lara jean and her sisters being specifically half asian half white 😍😍😍😭😭😭
also the movie was SO CUTE i died at least 17 times probably
— 𝓐𝓹𝓻𝓲𝓵 𝓭𝓮𝓵𝓪 𝓝𝓸𝓬𝓱𝓮 𝓜𝓲𝓵𝓷𝓮 (@apricotjoy) August 19, 2018
Can’t remember the last time, if ever, when THREE things I watched this weekend ― Crazy Rich Asians, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, & Kim's Convenience ― were nuanced pieces of pop culture about people who look like me. More of this, please.
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) August 19, 2018
Ahhhhhh To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was so cute and delightful!!!!!!!!!
Also, I’m pinching myself that I got to watch not one but TWO movies featuring Asian American leads this week. Feeling so weepy.
— Emily X.R. Pan (@exrpan) August 19, 2018
to all the boys i've loved before and crazy rich asians!!!! oh my god the asians are FINALLY thriving in the movie industry (and they're not playing comedic/action roles (not that's there smth wrong with that but hEy diversity)) and i've never been more proud 💘❤💓💕💖💗💝💞💟
— /bɛl/ (@ysabellers) August 19, 2018
Although, some people have sent out a warning that the film will make you vaguely sad if you’re single. Fair warning.
I shouldn’t have watched ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ when I’m single as a pringle. Now a bitch feeling mega lonely. pic.twitter.com/kZZP8RuddM
— warlock adam (@cinemascripts) August 19, 2018
to all the boys i've loved before is the best rom com movie of this generation and that's THAT
— pauline (@hesclare) August 18, 2018