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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."

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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.

People are also specifically talking about how good it is to see Asian representation in the film.

Although, some people have sent out a warning that the film will make you vaguely sad if you’re single. Fair warning.