Movie Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Blog Post || April 5th, 2019

Kiara Thomas – edited by Diana Lin and Vivian Le

We watched To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, at Village Bloggurls. The movie took 2 days to complete. This movie follows the main character, Lara Jean Covey, after a series of love letters are mysteriously released.

I rate the movie, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, 5/10 because the male characters were poorly presented, the storyline was confusing, and did not have a clear theme. The poor presentation of males was seen in the character, Josh, who was constantly disrupting Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship, even though it wasn’t his business. I found that he was stepping out of line. My favourite part of the movie was when Lara Jean was upset with her younger sister, Kitty, for giving out the letters without her consent which triggered the plot of the story. Because of this, Lara Jean tried to attack her with a doll horse. I liked this part especially because it is funny and relatable. I don’t think this movie would pass the Bechdel test because the movie is based off of boys and there wasn’t a lot of representation of women. Throughout the movie, female characters were portrayed very stereotypically. I noticed the female characters in this movie continuously talk about boys and their romantic relationships. Very rarely do they converse with each other about something other than boys, which is what the Bechdel test is all about. I would recommend this movie to teenage girls who enjoy romantic comedies. However, I think children should not watch this movie because there are parts that are not appropriate for kids.

 

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