All The Bright Places is the Netflix rom-com we all need in our lives

Based on the popular Jennifer Niven novel of the same name, the coming-of-age drama centres around popular student Violet who is struggling to come to terms with her sister’s death and Theodore, whose unusual obsession with death has led him to become an outcast.

When they meet at the top of their school’s bell tower and prevent each other from jumping from the ledge, they form a close relationship. However, Theodore’s unravelling mental health threatens to get in the way.

To celebrate the month of love, Netflix is winning the crowd over with brand new rom-com, All The Bright Places, and it’s set to be major.

The trailer promises all the heart-warming, tear-inducing scenes we expect from a decent rom-com. “I think it would be good for you to get out. You might end up loving it,” Theodore tells an emotionally withdrawn Violet during a class project they’re working on together. Soon after, Finch fails to turn up to school due to his battle with depression. “I just get a little lost sometimes,” he tells Violet. While it’s clear Violet and Theodore will have to face many obstacles together, their love is set to come out on top.

Elle Fanning and Justice Smith star as Violet and Theodore. They will be joined by Alexander Shipp, Keegan Michael-Key, Luke Wilson, Kelli O’Hara, Felix Mallard, Virginia Gardner, Lamar Johnson and Sofia Hasmik.

Taking to Instagram, Elle uploaded the trailer with the caption: “There are bright places, even in dark times. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES premieres worldwide on @netflix February 28!!!!!”

It is directed by I’ll See You In My Dreams Brett Haley and Golden-Globe nominated screenwriter Liz Hannah.

Grab your girls, a box of tissues and ready yourself for the ultimate weep fest. Check out our round up of the best romcoms on offer, too.

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