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Review: To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (PG)

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Netflix released charming rom-com To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, the highly anticipated sequel to their unexpected smash hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018).

Since its release in the summer of 2018, viewers have been pining for more of golden couple Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), whose accidental romance thanks to five love letters put Netflix on the map for cheesy teen rom-coms you can’t help but enjoy.

Lana Condor returns to the role which won her many online fans in 2018. Image:IMDB

Following immediately after the end of the first film, P.S. I Still Love You opens with a musical sequence by Lara Jean as she prepares for her first real date with now-boyfriend Peter. The musical sequence fits Lara Jean’s personality perfectly: a girl who loves all things romantic but is now experiencing it in real life for the first time. After pledging not to break each other’s hearts, things are obviously going to go downhill from here for the pair when Lara Jean receives a response from childhood crush, and the recipient of her last love letter, John Ambrose McLaren (Jordan Fisher, Grease Live).

Volunteering at an old folks’ home, I think you can guess who ends up being Lara Jean’s volunteering partner. That’s right, John Ambrose McLaren. Despite having not seen each other for five years, old feelings are reignited as they spend more time together, and because John took Lara Jean’s letter very seriously, making Lara Jean question her loyalty to Peter. Alongside John’s return, Lara Jean must cope with Peter’s ongoing friendship with his ex, and her ex-best friend, Gen (Emilija Baranac) who can’t seem to accept their relationship is over. Can Lara Jean and Peter make it through these obstacles?

Overall, the sequel is, like its predecessor, an easy-watch when scrolling on Netflix for hours trying to find something decent. Perhaps not as memorable as the first film, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is likely to please fans regardless as we wait for the next instalment of Lara Jean and Peter’s story.

Rating: 3/5

Last modified: 23rd February 2020

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