If you’re looking for a great movie to watch on Valentine’s Day you’re in for a treat. If you haven’t already seen the Netflix movie To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, it is one that you need to watch. Rotten Tomatoes gave them 97% on their tomatometer and the audience gave them 87%.
The movie is about a teen girl named Lara Jean. She’s a very shy, introvert who has trouble expressing her feelings towards others and stepping out of her comfort zone. However, she does express how she feels through writing … well letters to any guy she encountered over the years. She hides them in the top of a closet in a box her mom gave her before she passed. Lara Jean’s little sister “Kitty” discovers the box and mails the letters out to all the guys Lara had liked. Then the next day at school Peter (one of the guys that received a letter) comes up to Lara and she passes out seeing that he had received it. When she wakes up he tries to tell her that what she did was generous but he wasn’t interested.
Then another boy who received a letter tries to come up to her and she grabs Peter and kisses him to make it look like they are together. Both of them agree that they wanted to start this fake relationship to make Peter’s ex girlfriend Jen jealous. You would think that they wouldn’t be able to pull it off because of how different their personalities are but their whole relationship actually goes well. In fact they end up liking each other. Jen does try to put a snag in things and at first it worked but when something happened with Lara Jean at school, Peter stood up for her like a real boyfriend would. In the end they actually get into a real relationship and the movie ends with them together.
If you decide to watch that movie and end up liking it, well some good news is headed your way. There is now a sequel to that movie called To All The Boys P.S I Still Love You. It is said to be released February 12th, 2020. This one is supposed to be about Lara Jean and Peter and their so-called “happily ever after”. However, their relationship gets tested when another boy who used to be in Lara’s life comes back. It will be interesting to see what happens there but if you plan on watching this, definitely watch the first one before. It will give you the background information you need so you aren’t confused when watching the sequel to it.