“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Recent Impact on Generation Z

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Alyssa Gordon, Staff Writer

It isn’t news that Netflix has changed how we view movies and TV shows. The recent releases of several Netflix original movies and shows, specifically To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, have shown that the accessibility of the platform is a hit among audiences. Since its release on August 17, 2018, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been well received by the general public, especially teenagers.

Based on the 2014 young adult novel by Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before tells the story of Lara Jean Song Covey and her five unrequited crushes she had written secret love letters to. After the letters get mysteriously sent out, Lara Jean finds herself coming out of her shell all while experiencing her own long-desired romantic comedy. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before tackles relevant topics such as personal growth, family, and first love. The characters in the film are relatable as well as lovable, along with being a breath of fresh air when compared to another coming of age romantic comedies, with its diverse cast and an intriguing storyline. Lara Jean and her sisters being Asian American provide representation that has been a long-overdue need in a film.

Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and her “ fake” boyfriend Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) have become fast fan favorites. The actors both individually gained millions of followers following the movie’s success. Unknown to some viewers of the movie, the novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the first in a book series. It is followed by PS, I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. With the success of the movie, the chances of a potential sequel are probable, and the cast has openly said they would love to do another film. Lara Jean’s story has more to tell, so make sure you stream To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before only on Netflix.

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