Trailer: Netflix's 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' is a heartwarming tale of self-discovery
Netflix has just released the trailer for 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before,' their movie adaptation of Jenny Han's New York Times best-selling young adult romance novel of the same name, and initial impressions suggest that they have done justice to the highly popular book. An official description from the streaming giant reads: "Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she’s ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out."
Starring Lana Condor of 'X-Men: Apocalypse' fame in the eponymous role of Lara Jean Song Covey, the trailer unspools with Condor narrating "My Name is Lara Jean. I was used to being invisible. No one was paying attention to what I was doing." Jean is the quiet, unassuming 16-year-old half-Korean, half-Caucasian girl who expresses her feelings for boys through a series of long postscripts.
With the sense of longing and want apparent in her voice, Jean reveals the names of the five boys she's besotted with: Peter Kavinsky with the beautiful eyes (Noah Centineo), Lucas James from homecoming (Trezzo Mahoro), John Ambrose from the model UN (Jordan Burchett), Kenny from camp, and Josh Sanderson, the boy-next-door.
The letters, which were never supposed to see the light of day, and whose existence was unknown to those around her, somehow manage to make their way to the exact people who were not meant to lay eyes on it — the five boys. Jean, thus has her world turned upside down and is forced to come out of her shell and confront the very feelings she has been running away from her whole life.
Jean's sister sums up her situation quite poignantly. "Some part of you doesn't want everything in your life to be a fantasy," she says.
'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' urges to face your fears and make your move and is just as much a journey of self-discovery as it is a romantic comedy.
Following the book's success upon release in 2014, the movie rights to the novel were secured by Overbrook Entertainment, Will Smith's production company, and Annie Neal was hired to adapt the book to the screen. Susan Johnson, known for 'Carrie Pilby' helmed the film from a screenplay by Sofia Alvarez. Smith and Overbrook's James Lassiter produced the movie.
Following the success of romantic comedy 'Set It Up' — which followed the story of two overworked assistants who try and set up their demanding bosses on dates — that released on Netflix earlier this month, the hope will be that the Lana Condor-starring flick will garner a similar response.
'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' will be aired on the network's streaming platform on August 17, 2018.
Here is the trailer for 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'.