If you trust Twitter, this rom-com lives up to the hype.
Based on Jenny Han’s 2014 novel, the film follows teenager Lara Jean Covey (played by Lana Condor), who is secretly in love with her sister’s boyfriend Josh (Israel Broussard).
As a way of coping with her intense crush, Lara Jean writes Josh a gushing love letter, which she hides in a blue box in her cupboard, never to be opened – alongside four other letters to the four other crushes she’s had over the years.
In true rom-com fashion, the letters are mailed out. And a mortified Lara Jean pretends to date her schoolyard crush Peter to avoid having to confront her sister’s boyfriend.
The result is a charming, joy-filled film about young love. The underlying message is: “You can’t just sit up in your room writing love letters, you’ve got to tell people how you feel when you feel it.” True that.
And Twitter has crowned it “the best rom-com movie of this generation and that’s THAT.”
Feel free to take the rest of the day off to binge-watch this. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is on Netflix now.