by TAYLOR NEWMAN
Are you a romantic at heart? Had you spent a majority of your younger years fantasizing about a love that you could have had with someone you met by chance? Perhaps someone you went to school with? I was one of those girls, and I found this characteristic reflected in the character Lara Jean Covey in Netflix’s new movie, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”
Imagine feeling so much emotion that after every chance encounter, or with every person you feel a spark with, you wrote them a letter. The boy you kissed playing spin the bottle years before. The first boy to ask you for a dance at Homecoming when you didn’t have a date. The boy you met at summer camp. Even the boy your older sister is dating. Put into envelopes and hidden away from sight, a little secret that only you know of. That’s what Lara Jean did.
If I did that in high school, I probably would have lost them in my bedroom under a pile of clothes. Admittedly, I would have forgotten all about them and went on with my life. I would probably throw them in my closet one day and not see them again until I did a deep clean of my room. Then I would have been so embarrassed by my spelling or the emotions laid out in the papers that I would have burned them, or at the very least I would have ripped them to shreds. I also don’t have any siblings but Lara Jean does. Lara Jean’s youngest sister does something with the best intentions that leads to some of the worst possible outcomes.
Watch as Lara Jean goes through her most drama-filled part of high school thus far. Relish in the fact that your high school days are past you. Satisfy your romantic side with this easily relatable story of a girl going from a romantic in only her fantasies to the girl finally having a slice of what she’s dreamed about her whole life. It is currently available on Netflix, and if you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you watch it now.
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