Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief.
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
The gal who played the MC was ridiculously cute. She was probably the main reason I stuck with a "kiddie" movie. I'm a lot older now and it takes quite a bit to like (really young) YA books and films.The thing is, I don't remember 16 year old boys this way AT ALL. Even all the guys at our church constantly had over-flowing hormones. None of them were ever that serious or real.
Many of them got married young, just to get physical.
All us high school girls WISHED boys were this mature and could express their feelings like this movie portrayed, but c'mon...
They're not and except for the occasional kid, most 16 year old boys don't conduct themselves in the manner that this movie portrayed.
Boys fell for girls all the time, but the immaturity was a constant. In that age group, I can't recall one guy as sweet as Peter got, not to mention two of them.
Both Peter and Josh were well-spoken and conducted themselves as if they were much older than 16 year old kids.
Anytime a movie is made with kids in mind, I think all of the adults involved, like the producers and directors, don't take a true look back to their high school days.
This girls mother died when she was young, but Peter's father bailed and got himself a new family. Except for a couple of minor issues with abandonment, both of these kids were so well-adjusted for living in a one-parent home.
While it's not an impossibility that high school boys can be genuine and share their true thoughts and feelings, it's just really rare.
Boys have their moments, but in reality, these movies aren't a true look into teens.
It's just another fantasy story.
Because I loved the actors in this and thought they were exceptional, I gave the movie a higher rating, even though it didn't feel like teens in real life.
I laughed because Peter continuously said "Woe, woe, woe woe" because he did this a bit too much and I was rolling my eyes, but the guy playing him (Noah Centineo) was great in the role.
Lana Condor is as cute as a bug in a rug. She's just adorable. Loved her and loved her acting.
This is a modern day Sixteen Candles, which by the way, is mentioned in the film. That movie is decades old, yet everyone still loves it.
I am normally a Sci fi girl, but when you've seen all the new movies, you gotta look elsewhere and this is what I chose.
I didn't know any of the actors, but they all did really well in this.
The rom com i didnt know i needed! Been so long since i watched a feel good rom com as great as this. The whole cast are so likeable and the storyline was so sweet i wished the movie didn't end. To find out that it's based on a trilogy book series, boy, i really hope they will make a sequel. Watch it if you have not. Trust me, you'll love it.
The first time I watched this I was disappointed. I had just read the novel for 4 hours straight and finished it 20 minutes before the movie premieres on Netflix. Watching it, I was upset that they didn't show the family dynamic more like how the girls had an unspoken pack to make their dads life easier and how Lara Jean was ALWAYS baking. Now that I've rewatched the movie multiple times it just gets better. It's a acually a really good movie, I think my opinion was tainted due to me just having read the novel and expecting more. Some things I wished they would of included to draw out more emotion and attachment to the characters 1. Peter asking for her to go to the football game and party while she's making cupcakes but decides to put on an apron and help (swoon) 2. JOSH JOSH JOSH ! They changed the plot about him kissing her . It was so important as she told Peter in class and he became stiff and upset. ( it was a sign he liked her ) 3, Xmas baking . COME ON ! It would have showed this warm cozy scene and led to one of the funniest notes from Peter about making fruitcake cookies instead of Joshe's cookie. Hopefully they make a second one as the movie was good !! Give it a chance and try not to think too much about the book *john Ambrose mclaren better be in the 2nd movie
....and well scripted and acted! I love this genre of films portraying awkward adolescent life experiences. This one is also super funny, well done!