Get ready to fall in love with ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’

It’s February and it’s a month of love. So every Friday in February, I’ll be watching and reviewing classic romantic movies throughout the month. So let’s celebrate love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Welcome to Forever Alone February. Didn’t expect that titled now did you?

It’s the month of love and it’s only fair that we talk about some of the most iconic romantic movies. So I thought it was only fitting to go with the most iconic Netflix original movie there is right now. So let’s talk about “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” I was going to do “Sarah Burgess is a Loser” but I have some thoughts and tea to spill on that movie.

It’s not like in the movies. It’s real.

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is based on the book written by Jenny Han. The movie was directed by Susan Johnson and released exclusively through Netflix in August of 2018. It starred Lana Condor (“Deadly Class” and “X-Men: Apocolypse”) as Laura Jean and Noah Centineo (“The Fosters” and “Sarah Burgess is a Loser”) as Peter. Those are pretty much the two to remember throughout this movie.

Meet Peter and Laura Jean

The movie follows Laura Jean, your typical teenage girl with a secret stash of letters that she wrote to five boys that she had crushes on at a point in her life. One day, the letters get out to those boys and her left gets turned upside down. She starts a fake relationship with one of the boys that got a letter, Noah, in order to get his ex-girlfriend off of him and Laura Jean’s sister’s ex-boyfriend for admitting his feelings for her. The two set up ground rules but quickly must come to terms with the repercussions that have spawned from their deal.

I really enjoyed this movie. The acting in it was extremely good, especially for actors that don’t really have a lot of things under their acting belts. Lana and Noah just had this chemistry about them. They were absolutely adorable together and just the perfect on-screen couple. It was like they were meant to be in these rolls.

The main flaw of the movie is that it spent too much time on certain plot points and then just totally skips over certain points that you want to see more of. It does tell an extremely good story but it would have been nice to have a little more info on certain things.

It’s time to rate Noah Centineo

So I thought it was only fitting that we need to rate Noah Centineo and how he came off in this movie….also how hot he was. I’ll be rating him on a scale between 1 to 10. 10 is for Peter Kavinsky and 1 is paper bag blowing in the wind. I’m just going to assume you haven’t figured out what I’m going to rate him in this movie.

Noah gets a perfect 10 in this movie. Like he’s literally perfection. Not just basing it on looks and that hot tub scene, just the way he portrays Peter just makes him seem like the nicest unrealistic boy in the world. You literally have no choice but to love him. You think he’s going to come across as a total asshole but then he doesn’t. He just comes off as someone who actually cares and is invested into the feelings of others. This role is why Noah Centineo was called “the internet’s boyfriend.” I’m okay with this and you should too after watching this movie. In fact, Netflix made a Yule Log of Noah in the hot tub. Click here to watch it. It’s rather calming and soothing. You’re Welcome.

Verdict

“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” is an extraordinary movie. While I wish it would have dived more into some background things, I really enjoyed this movie. The main characters were likable and had such amazing chemistry. The acting was extremely well done and just made you really get into the movie. I recommend checking this movie out on Netflix because it is definitely worth it.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Netflix’s ‘You’ is the thriller you need to watch

I decided to watch “You” on Netflix because I let society determine my viewing habits and what shows are cool and what shows are not. It actually took me like a couple of days to finish all ten episodes “You.” I paced myself in the beginning because it was a lot to handle. So let’s dive into the show that has everyone freaking out.

I always feel like somebody’s watching me 

“You” was originally a series on Lifetime that premiered in 2018. It starred Penn Badgley (“Gossip Girl”) and Elizabeth Lail (“Once Upton A Time”) as the two main characters of the series. The series was developed by Greg Berlanti. That’s right. The guy that has given us “Riverdale” made this show. When I found this out, immediately got excited because 90% of the shows I watch he touches. He also directed “Love, Simon.” The show is based off of the novel “You,” written by Caroline Kepnes.

The show follows Joe Goldman (Badgley) as he falls in love with Guinevere Beck (Lail) after meeting her in his book store. This is a modern love story as Joe checks her out on social media. He then takes it to a whole other level by legitimately stalking her. Like full fledge creeping out your window stalking. The series then follows Joe and Guinevere’s love story from start to finish.

From the very start, you can tell that it is/was a Lifetime show. Lifetime shows have a certain feel and look to them. “You” has that look and feel. It’s not a bad thing because it’s actually a much better show than what is usually on Lifetime. It took a while for the show to really get into the story but when it did, it kept you in engaged in it.

For me, it was just creepy and didn’t really have me jumping or anything like that. Joe was extremely creepy and made me question people around me. Like who is being like Joe and just stalking me and watching my social media? I did have someone who followed me on twitter and I was the only one he was following. He was always replying back to my tweets, It got a bit creepy and I blocked him. This kind of brought back in my mind. Joe followed her in real life and on social media. It kind of made me question everything that I share on there. It’s probably a good thing that I don’t post a lot of pictures.

The acting on this show is way better than what is typically on a Lifetime show. Badgley was honestly the best part of the series. The dude doesn’t get enough props for his acting chops. The way he portrayed the character makes you question your feelings. There are times where you hate him and want him to go away. Other times you feel for him because there’s something that happened to cause him to be that way. He needs to get some sort of award for his portrayal.

Verdict

I do recommend “You” as it’s something everyone should watch. It’s a show that makes you think and question everything that you do when it comes to social media, especially when it comes to dating. It keeps you interested and it’s just a wild ride. The show has been renewed for a second season as a Netflix original show. I’m excited to see what Netflix does with it.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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