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It is a darkish omen when this movie begins with an extended recreation of the “Then He Kissed Me” sequence from Adventures in Babysitting, then has the twerpy little sister explicitly name the reference to set anybody who thought they had been ripping off Goodfellas straight. From there, it’s all eye-roller canoodling, sweatily manufactured conflict, and further dumbfounding music selections — a canopy of New Order scoring a baking montage, a breathy “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” rendition taken from a postapocalyptic movie trailer, to pick two. After lastly locking it down with the decreasingly interesting Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), Lara Jean (Lana Condor) lands in a basic Edward/Jacob situation when one of the other recipients of her letters (John Ambrose, outclassed even by the welterweight likes of Centineo) drifts into her life. But the place Bella’s dueling love interests represented reverse sides of a delicate loner/candy-hearted jock dichotomy, Lara … Read More

Movie Rating

It is a darkish omen when this movie begins with an extended recreation of the “Then He Kissed Me” sequence from Adventures in Babysitting, then has the twerpy little sister explicitly name the reference to set anybody who thought they had been ripping off Goodfellas straight. From there, it’s all eye-roller canoodling, sweatily manufactured conflict, and further dumbfounding music selections — a canopy of New Order scoring a baking montage, a breathy “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” rendition taken from a postapocalyptic movie trailer, to pick two. After lastly locking it down with the decreasingly interesting Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), Lara Jean (Lana Condor) lands in a basic Edward/Jacob situation when one of the other recipients of her letters (John Ambrose, outclassed even by the welterweight likes of Centineo) drifts into her life. But the place Bella’s dueling love interests represented reverse sides of a delicate loner/candy-hearted jock dichotomy, Lara … Read More

Movie Rating

It is a darkish omen when this movie begins with an extended recreation of the “Then He Kissed Me” sequence from Adventures in Babysitting, then has the twerpy little sister explicitly name the reference to set anybody who thought they had been ripping off Goodfellas straight. From there, it’s all eye-roller canoodling, sweatily manufactured conflict, and further dumbfounding music selections — a canopy of New Order scoring a baking montage, a breathy “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” rendition taken from a postapocalyptic movie trailer, to pick two. After lastly locking it down with the decreasingly interesting Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), Lara Jean (Lana Condor) lands in a basic Edward/Jacob situation when one of the other recipients of her letters (John Ambrose, outclassed even by the welterweight likes of Centineo) drifts into her life. But the place Bella’s dueling love interests represented reverse sides of a delicate loner/candy-hearted jock dichotomy, Lara … Read More