If you haven’t heard of the Netflix original movie, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” you must not have an active twitter account. A few days after its release on August 17, the hashtag #TATBILB was taken over by hundreds of tweets from fans expressing their love for the romantic comedy and begging for a sequel. But what makes this film so loved and popular- especially by teenage girls? Here’s a breakdown on why To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is capturing every girl’s heart.
LARA JEAN IS PRETTY MUCH EVERY TEENAGE GIRL
If you’re anything like Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), awkward, unpopular, and obsessing over cute guys – then you’ll probably take a liking to this film. Many teenage girls can find themselves relating to her character, although not many have their love letters mysteriously mailed to all their crushes, then end up in a fake relationship with the hottest guy at school- it is a relatable high school fantasy.
Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), who plays Lara Jean’s fake boyfriend, but then not so fake boyfriend, became an INSTANT fan favorite following the release of this film, and it’s hard to pin a reason why. Could it be his fluffy brown locks, perfect light brown eyes, dreamy smile, or that he’s athletic but also sensitive and romantic? Maybe.
THE 90’S FASHION REVIVAL
The styling throughout this film has 90’s written all over it, and who doesn’t love throwback fashion!? One of Lara Jeans signature looks includes a plaid skirt and combat boots. Throughout you’ll also see chokers, scrunchies and slip dresses- 90’s essentials!
After watching this film, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll want to re-watch it again, and again and again. But how could you not? This film will have you wanting to relive your romantic teenage moments, and make you wish you had a Peter Kavinsky.