To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Review

Abby Roberts, Reporter

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” consisted of Lara Jean Covey, played by Lana Condor, and Peter Kavinsky, played by Noah Centineo, making Peter’s ex-girlfriend (Gen) jealous by having a fake relationship throughout the movie. In the end, Peter and Lara Jean confessed their feelings for one another and decide to start a real relationship. On December 19th, 2019, Netflix announced the “To All the Boys” sequel. The movie was named “To All the Boys; P.S. I Still Love You”, coming out on February 12th, 2020. Although I thought that the movie didn’t need a sequel, I enjoyed it. It gives new and exciting drama to Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship.
The movie begins with Lara Jean dancing around and raving about her new relationship as she gets ready for her first official date with Peter. Everything seems to be going fine until she receives a letter from John Ambrose. If you don’t know, he is another boy she wrote a letter to and her sister sent out. Ambrose provides feedback on the letter she sent. He reminisces on their childhood days and how much he liked reading with her. I believe this opens up too many options for Lara Jean; although, I thought that Lara Jean would never hear back from John.
Just when I thought my jaw couldn’t drop more, John and Lara Jean end up being volunteers at Belleview (an old age home) together. This stirs up Lara Jean’s emotion and her relationship with Peter. Even though many would disagree with this statement, I started to want them to be together instead of her and Peter. With Peter, she seemed quiet and reserved, but with Ambrose she seemed herself and happier.
As Lara Jean and John are getting close, Peter and Gen do as well. In the movie, Gen’s parents were going through a divorce. This is Peter’s excuse as to why they were talking so frequently. Lara Jean takes this the wrong way and thinks Gen is trying to split up her relationship. I interpreted the same thing and started to think that Peter and Gen were meant to be together, and Lara Jean and Peter decided to call it quits. But knowing how romantic movies work, the ending wasn’t going to end with Peter and Lara Jean not together.
Now that Lara Jean is single, she finds herself dancing with John at a party at Belleview. With it being in the moment, they kiss. This wasn’t too unexpected because there is chemistry between the two and I felt that Lara Jean was happier than she was with her ex. Unfortunately, Lara Jean immediately regrets it and goes to find Peter to get him back. As she walks out the door, he is already standing there waiting for her. What would a romantic movie be without a cheesy ending and tears? The ending gets even more emotional when Peter says to Lara Jean, “Break my heart Covey, Break my heart into a thousand pieces. Do whatever you want.”
Ultimately, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” was a good romance movie. It took me through a roller coaster of emotions, even though anyone could have predicted the ending.