To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Review

Starring Lana Condor , Noah Centineo and Janel Parrish, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a teen romance about a girl named Lara Jean who writes five letters to all the boys she’s ever liked. Mysteriously, they get sent out to them, and drama ensues when one of the boys, Peter, strikes a deal with Lara Jean to fake a relationship so that he can get back together with his girlfriend. On the flip side, Lara Jean wants to fake a relationship so that her neighbor doesn’t suspect her feelings for him.

I really liked this movie. When I watched the trailer, I thought it would be cute and man, it was so stinking cute. I have to hand it to the actors because for me, the way they craft the characters and dialogue is what makes this movie so likable. If it weren’t for Candor and Centineo’s chemistry, I’m not sure if I would have bought them as much as the central couple, but there is a ton of chemistry between the leads. I’ve always been a fan of Noah Centineo because I religiously watched The Fosters every week, but I’ve never seen Lana Condor before, and I think she really carries the movie whether it’s her innocence coming across at a party full of mean girls or talking to her dad about missing her mother. It’s all very awesome stuff from this actress.

I also adore Janel Parrish and thought she was fantastic as the outgoing older sister to Lara Jean. But the little sister to Lara Jean and the father are also quirky and total scene stealers too.

The plot is pretty predictable. That’s probably the weakest aspect of this movie, but the movie makes up for its lack of originality with the conversations the characters have. I also like that in the main conflict, it’s not so much about the guy messing up and then making a grand gesture. It was always about Lara Jean and her internal struggle. It feels fresh and authentic, and I’m pretty content with the way it ends as well.

There’s a lot of sentiment in this flick, and it’s definitely a pretty solid movie for its message of taking risks in life. I remember being in high school and reading novels where I would imagine myself as the main character, so I completely related to Lara Jean. But just like me, she learns that she can keep reading or watching fairytales, or she can go out and create her own.

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PLL Fashion & 2016 TCA

Here’s my review on last night’s episode: https://mytrendingstories.com/article/pretty-little-liars-review-another-one-bites-the-dust/

Also, check out the fashion from the TCA’s and the sixth episode of the seventh season.

I thought the entire cast looked amazing at the TCA’s. My favorite was Shay’s because the gold backless dress was just such a showstopper with the simple styling and updo. I also thought Lucy’s was super pretty with her metallic dress, and her summery hair made the look effortless. Ashley also rocked her metallic dress with the interesting rings on the top. Janel and Troian went for more sleek and sophisticated.

Topshop ‘Animal Print Colour Block Jumper’ – $95.00

I am love with this sweater. It embodies Aria’s crazy prints from previous seasons, but it’s worn so simple here. The color combination worked really well too.

Pam & Gela’ Destroyed Holey Stripe Sweater’ – $225.00

Emily looked so pretty in this slouchy sweater. The rips are so edgy and modern.

Zara ‘Slouchy Jeans’ – no longer available

I really liked Hanna’s ripped jean. Her jacket was very sleek, but she made the look more casual and fun with these light washed boyfriend jeans. Also, thanks to PLL Closet on Tumblr for the photos and for the details on the clothing from the show.