‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ a fitting end to the trilogy


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With the love letters, the cute strawberry pancake dates and the surprise gestures, this movie gets people in the “I want to be in love” kind of mood.

Another Valentine’s Day, another weekend of watched sappy love stories on Netflix. Just in time for the Hallmark holiday, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” released their third movie in the trilogy, “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.”

This trilogy is adapted from a book series by Jenny Han and is all about love letters and old school crushes.

Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) finally are facing the problem they were afraid of — college. With Stanford on Peter’s mind, Lara Jean is just praying she even gets in.

During the film, it’s senior year. Prom and the big field trip to New York City are coming up, and everything seems to be happening so fast.

Things are changing and while Peter and Lara Jean’s love is strong, it is put to the test during the time of college acceptance letters.

When it comes to those high school relationships, not all of them make it through college. No one should choose their college based off of someone else. This movie does a great job at highlighting how important your own wants are in a relationship.

This series of movies always seem to be so heartwarming. While it happens to be that typical high school romance, it just has something about that makes it stand out, without being super cheesy. 

Relationships take a lot of compromise, that’s something Peter has to work on. He made Lara Jean feel like it was his way or no way when it came to choosing a college. Even in the second movie, his jealousy and toxic masculinity really showed. 

While Peter had to have these emotions to create the conflict for the movie, my feminist side wanted Lara Jean to leave him. But, my romantic side wanted them to talk it out. 

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” series has always had some romance mixed with a little self love. The overall look of the film didn’t feel as cheesy as the first two. Visually, it had some sort of tint that made the movie feel more mature, which helped show the development of the characters and storyline throughout the series. 

Peter and Lara Jean were the main story, but there was also a highlighted part about the father and his new wife, which was a great addition to the plot. It was something simple that seemed to add a lot and tie up some loose ends in the series. 

With the love letters, the cute strawberry pancake dates and the surprise gestures, this movie gets people in the “I want to be in love” kind of mood.

The movie was fun to watch after seeing the first two films in the trilogy, but it was time for the series to come to an end and this was a great way to end it. This one was way better than the second, but the first one with the original love letters will always be iconic.

There was also one scene where Lara Jean’s friend got a subway bouquet, and now I need one too.