's All The Bright Places
is just one of the streaming giant's romantic dramas from this year alone, and it's based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Niven
. Starring teen icons Elle Fanning
) and Justice Smith
(Pokémon Detective Pikachu
), the film is a moving portrayal of two people struggling with their past emotional traumas. While Smith’s Theodore Finch struggles with his anxieties of graduating, Fanning’s Violet Markey is recovering from the death of her sister. The film was praised for its way of handling complex issues while showing two teenagers in love.
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turned out to be a far cry from Netflix’s usual cheesy romances and joined a long line of recent teen romantic dramas that attempt at detailing introspective themes from the perspective of younger characters.