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Netflix Review: “To All The Boys.. P.S. I Still Love You”

Netflix Review: “To All The Boys.. P.S. I Still Love You”
April 6, 2020 Britney Bautista
Peter and Lara Jean smiling at each other.

The long-awaited review of the sequel to “To All The Boys…” is finally here! This sequel includes new characters, love, drama, heartbreak, and family. In this sequel, John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), one of Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) love letter recipients from the first movie, appears, causing problems between Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky’s new relationship. “To All The Boys: P.S I Still Love You” is the second installment of the book series by Jenny Han. It premiered on February 12, 2020. I was able to watch the premiere close to midnight on February 11, 2020, which was the highlight of my day and week. Does Peter break Lara Jean’s heart? Does Gen become a threat to Lara Jean and her relationship with Peter? What does Lara Jean’s family think of Peter? The good part of this scenario: No fake contract! 

Lara Jean dances in front of her mirror
Photo Courtesy of Buzzfeed

The beginning of the sequel was a bit unexpected and I was confused about Lara Jean dancing in her room. It was revealed she was getting ready for her first real date with Peter Kavinsky. As Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship intensifies, a love letter from John Ambrose was sent to Lara Jean. Coincidentally, Lara Jean and John Ambrose, who attend separate schools, volunteered at Belleview for their community service project. Lara Jean was persistent in trying to retrieve the love letter she had previously written to John Ambrose, but he wanted to keep the letter as proof that somebody liked him. As Lara Jean and John’s relationship grows, the cracks begin to emerge in Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship. At Belleview, Lara Jean and John are busy preparing and cleaning up the room for the Star Bell. Keeping her relationship with Peter a secret from John, Lara Jean tells him that their childhood treehouse is going to be demolished. It’s time to dig up the time capsule buried in the backyard. The friends gathered at the treehouse to share memories, but drama occurred between John, Peter, and Lara Jean. The climax of this movie occured when Lara Jean found out through her friend, Chris, that Peter saw Gen at her house and the pair seemed very close. Later, Lara Jean found out that when Gen leaked the video from the ski trip hot tub, Peter didn’t defend Lara Jean. Finally, the night of the Star Ball has arrived. Stormy, an eccentric older woman who lives at the nursing home, gave Lara Jean a dress for the dance. At the dance, Lara Jean and John kissed while dancing, which made Lara Jean realize she had more feelings for Peter than John. When Lara Jean went outside and found Peter waiting for her, he offered to drive her home because she doesn’t like driving in the snow. They kissed while saying ‘’I love you’.” Lara Jean’s lesson was that she didn’t want to love in half measures. She wanted a fairy tale relationship with Peter, but she has become satisfied with what she has now.

Lara Jean and Peter smile for a pic while eating carnival cotton candy
Photo Courtesy of Popbuzz

Overall, “To All The Boys: P.S I Still Love You” was a 10/10. I’m on “Team Peter” and always will be. I’m going to be biased and say that every scene in this movie was my favorite but if I had to choose, I’ll choose the carnival date which brought me back to my childhood. Also, Lara Jean’s family celebrates Korean New Year at her mother’s side of the family, which helps her father get to know more about her spirituality and culture. Ready for even better news… stay tuned for “To All The Boys: Forever and Always, Lara Jean” coming soon!

Lara Jean with John at the dance
Photo Courtesy of MTV

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