To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

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Georgia Moran, Editor

The sequel to To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, one of the most popular Netflix originals, came out on February 12, 2020. The movie stars Noah Centineo as Peter Kavinsky, Jordan Fisher as John Ambrose Mcclaren, and Lana Condor as the protagonist, Lara Jean Covey.

The original movie, to me, was actually quite boring. While rom-com lovers online were abuzz with positive remarks about the film, I was scratching my head, wondering why. It was very cliche and hard to sit through. I thought, when the sequel came out, that it would be the same old boring thing. But to my surprise, it was actually really enjoyable and had me intrigued the whole time. 

Unlike the first movie, there was very good character development. I liked seeing the characters grow and change as the drama in their lives did as well. A new main character, John Ambrose Mcclaren is also introduced as one of Lara Jean’s love interests. This just gives the movie a new plot that wasn’t present in the first one. Although it started off slow, it kept getting more and more exciting as secrets were revealed and relationships started changing. 

Everything was going uphill until the end of the film. A lot of people were happy about it, but I, along with a few others, certainly wasn’t. I won’t spoil it, but I will say that what happened at the end was, well, unsatisfying. Most of the time, it makes a movie or a book better when something happens that was unexpected, but this is just not one of those times.

PS: I Still Love You is an exception to the generalization that sequels are worse than the original, because, honestly, it was better in every way. Even if a little part of it wasn’t great, it’s still very much worth it. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good rom-com, or a story that is sure to keep you interested.