‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ is Officially One of Netflix’s Biggest Hits
Netflix is normally opaque about its statistics, but on Tuesday, the streaming service revealed that over 80 million of its subscribers watched one or more of its new series of original rom-coms, which were branded under the name “Summer of Love.”
Netflix singled out “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” a film starring Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, as “one of its most viewed original films ever with strong repeat viewing,” according to Variety.
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, based on a 2014 novel by Jenny Han, is what looks to be the most successful of Netflix’s grouping of original rom-coms, which include “The Kissing Booth” and “Sierra Burgess is a Loser”.
The film not only amassed a significant social media response but was also well received critically, garnering a 96% aggregate score on Rotten Tomatoes.
With Condor as the leading lady, the film also represents one of a handful of successful Hollywood efforts over the past year that has cast Asian leads, alongside titles like “Crazy Rich Asians” starring Constance Wu and “Searching” starring John Cho.