TV & Film

V-Day RomComs to Watch on Netflix

What’s more cliche than a good Romcom on one of the most loved days of the year? Netflix is booming with a plethora of new and classic movies to watch with bae or by yourself for the holiday. Here are a few of our favorites available for you now. 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

The book-to-Netflix adaptation is based on Jenny Han’s young adult novel. It follows 16-year- old Lara Jean Song Covey, portrayed by Lana Condor, whose five love letters she wrote and kept locked up in her closet gets mysteriously mailed out to her former crushes. One of her crushes is the schools “IT” boy and most popular jock Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo). Peter and Lara make a contract to fake a relationship but it blossoms into something no one expected.

Set It up

Set It Up is a rom-com, that stars Zoey Deutch as Harper and Glen Powell as Charlie Young. They are two underpaid assistants who meet up and try to get their bosses together. Harper works for Kristen Stevens (Lucy Liu) a successful ESPN sports reporter running a digital startup. Charlie works for Rick Otis (Taye Diggs)  a venture capitalist whose only concern is himself. While plotting to get their bosses together Harper and Charlie develop a friendship that ultimately turns into a romance.

 Nappily Ever After

The book-to-Netflix adaptation is based on Trisha R. Thomas novel. It stars Sanaa Lathan as Violet Jones who is a marketing executive. Her mother Pauletta (Lynn Whitfield) raised her to always behave like a lady and be perfect. One night her boyfriend Clint (Ricky Whittle) plans an extravagant dinner where she believes she will get proposed to. Instead, he gets her a puppy; she flips out and breaks up with him, leading to her path of self-discovery and self-love.  While on that path, Violet endures a few hairstyle changes, eventually cutting off her hair off. Between her tantrums and hairstyles, Violet unexpectedly finds love with a guy that usually wouldn’t be her type.

#Reality High

Everybody loves social media, and this film explores social media and how it affects relationships in high school.  It stars Nesta Cooper who portrays Dani Barnes a young girl who is socially awkward. Alex Medina (Alicia Sanz) the most popular girl in school befriends Nesta and gives her a taste of her world after Alex notices her boyfriend (Keith Powers) begins to take a liking of Nesta. Nesta gets caught up in Alex’s world of popularity and goes on a journey of self-love and acceptance.

The Incredible Jessica Jones

This hilariously sarcastic film follows a modern look on dating life through Jessica James’ (Jessica Williams) eyes. James is an aspiring playwright in New York City who is overcoming a recent breakup. After plenty of unsuccessful Tinder swipes, Jessica meets Boone who is also recovering from a tough breakup. They both go on a journey of self-discovery and growth and eventually find solace in each other.

 

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