To All The Boys I've Loved Before Is The Perfect Rom Com
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'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' Is The Perfect Start-Of-School Rom-Com

Fake dating! School ski trips! Cupcake sales!

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'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' Is The Perfect Start-Of-School Rom-Com

Everyone and their mother has heard about "To All The Boys I've Loved Before", Netflix's newest rom-com that joins the ranks of "Set It Up" and "Crazy Rich Asians" as the go-to romantic comedies of the summer, but not everyone has watched it. Whether they're afraid of it being too campy (it's not) or falling flat (it doesn't), some people just aren't embracing the new cultural obsession with the rise of the 21st century rom-com: I'm here to say that "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" is the perfect gateway into what is sure to be a new golden age of romantic comedies.

While "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" might be too historical drama-y for some to enjoy (you should still give it a shot, it's adorable!), and while "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't out on DVD yet (though you better buy it the SECOND it becomes available), "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" hits all the sweet spots in terms of rom-com tropes: fake dating, fun outfits, long-suffering little sisters, and a pinch of high school angst, all wrapped up in a movie that's sweet and funny and easily available to anyone with a Netflix subscription. The movie itself has tons of cheeky references to other famous rom-coms of years past, including direct shoutouts to "Sixteen Candles", while updating these tropes for the modern era with such pop-culture touchstones as the importance of Instagram posting, Skype calls to a sister abroad, and the film's upbeat, poppy soundtrack. Does all of this sound too millennial and sugar-sweet for you? Well, I urge you to try the movie out anyway: unlike Netflix's so-bad-its-good rom-com "The Kissing Booth", or the ever cheesy "A Christmas Prince", "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" has enough heart and soul that it's not just an examination of teenage romance today; instead, its a testament to all the movies of rom-com past, made accessible to today's audiences.

So, even if you're not a rom-com kind of kid, check out "To All The Boy's I've Loved Before". You may, like me, find yourself bopping around to the film's soundtrack for the rest of the week, full of the kind of happy contentment that only a really good rom-com can bring.

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