You guys, I am obsessed with Netflix’s movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. It premiered on Netflix last month, and if you haven’t watched it, do so now.
This teen rom-com is so dang cute and adorable, and maybe because high school was so long ago for me now, I hearken back to these halcyon days, and wish that my life could be this fun and simple.
Also, since I went to an all-girls’ Catholic private high school and did not experience any of the angst in the movie, it makes me wish I had. For those of you who know me, I always go back and forth on whether it would have been better for me to go to our local public school instead of the exclusive, somewhat sheltered environment I did attend.
Alas I did not, but I have accepted that my high school experience successfully led me to where I am now, which is a pretty great life.
Regardless, I think that the movie has really tugged at my heartstrings because the character of Peter Kavinsky is just perfect and actor Noah Centineo plays him perfectly. Obviously he isn’t perfect, but he has all the characteristics of the ideal leading man in a movie: good looking and hot, athletic, funny, romantic, kind, generous, thoughtful, and sweet. The most amazing boyfriend. And I literally cry at the end of the movie every time because Lara Jean (the protagonist, played by the oh-so-cute Lana Condor) is so lucky to have such a great guy and love – in high school! Ahhh… the virtue of YOUNG love.
I did not experience this cuteness.
Maybe that’s another reason why I love this movie so much. It is a fairytale! Does a person like this actually exist? In my experience, most guys are not that self-actualized enough to look beyond themselves and their ego. Seriously. What high school, college, or even (sadly) post-college guys do you know who are sensitive or courageous enough to be this generous to another person? Most of them need ego stroking and are only thinking about what’s in it for them.
Yikes. Am I a cynic? Hopefully my older age isn’t making me bitter. I will make sure my son embodies these positive traits.
Anyway, after I watched this movie for a third time, I told Ry that I wanted him to write me notes. Let’s see if he does. Of course, I don’t want to bash on Ry because I did get lucky with him – he is an incredibly loving and kind person, and good looking and athletic, too.
I guess I just want to live in the fairytale.
PS – The soundtrack for this movie is ON POINT!