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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Published August 17, 2018

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Film info

  • Title To All the Boys I've Loved Before
  • Directors
  • Year 2018
  • Run time
  • Genres
  • Tagline The letters are out

When her secret love letters somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down.

Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Director: Susan Johnson Year: 2018 Run time: 1hr 39m

Live blog

1:36 - “I was trying to meditate but I ended up falling asleep.” Yep. 5:14 - Argh, junior UN seems like such a rubbish idea. 11:21 - I like when you can put so much emotion into one word: “Uggs.” 14:49 - “Do you want a carrot?” Weird chat up line. 16:43 - That little kid has Scotland sussed. 21:34 - This is an actual nightmare. For twenty seconds, I loved the little sister. Now she is the worst 24:43 - Moon Day, I like that. 31:54 - Are they playing lacrosse? 33:39 - “After we watch the candles movie, we’re watching Fight Club.” I think we actually need to have this double feature one day. 33:47 - She said she doesn’t want anyone to know but then wrote it down on paper. Like she learnt nothing from the letters thing in the first place. 36:50 - This is very Easy A. 48:44 - “It’s whatever.” Gonna use that. 58:46 - The thing is, I can never tell if Josh is actually there or not, because sometimes he’s just in her head. 1:04:20 - I’m worried about the scrunchie and when it will make a comeback at the worst possible time. 1:11:16 - There it is! 1:16:58 - “I know you’re only being nice to me because I accidentally made a sex tape and you feel bad.” Weirdest sentence ever. 1:18:13 - Is this a bad film or have I just seen too many movies? 1:27:58 - “He should have done it a lot sooner but, he’s a jock, they’re slow learners.”

Conclusions

Interesting one, this. We were on board to watch another Netflix film on the day it was released, as that is quite a lot of fun, even though this one really wasn’t aimed at us. It’s a YA book turned into a film, and that shines through. The story is predictable, and the elements along the way are signposted so early on that it was actually quite laughable by the end.

However, I really loved all the characters and the acting was brilliant. They may have been struggling through an underwhelming script, but I wanted more from all the characters because they all wormed their way into my hearts in different ways. It was fun, even though it wasn’t quite as good as I might have expected.

Or, as Mr C sums up:

https://twitter.com/mugsensation/status/1030572145708019714

Rating: 3/5.

Rating: Unrated

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