“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” opens a new chapter for teenage romance

“To All the Boys, P.S. I Still Love You” is the sequel to the movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” originally based off of a book series by Jenny Han

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Peter Kavinsky and John Ambrose captivating Lara Jean’s heart.

Story by Alyah Ochoa, Staff Writer

   Following the 2018 Netflix debut of “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” fans have awaited the announcement for a sequel of the highly admired romance film. After two years of waiting, the cast and crew have fulfilled that desire with the release of “ To All the Boys: P.S I Still Love You” on Feb. 12, 2020. Following the events of the first film, Lara Jean (Lana Condor) is once again tackling the troubles that come with love.

  The film opens with Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) as they undergo an event that every couple should experience, their first date. Now as an official couple, life appears to be perfect for the admired duo. But when Lara receives a letter from John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), one of five recipients of Covey’s past love letters, circumstances become rocky. With the help of her family, friends, and her new mentor, Stormy (Holland Taylor), Lara Jean works to connect with what her heart truly wants. 

Overall I thought this movie was a great movie. As the movie went on, I didn’t know who was going to win over Lara Jean’s heart. Peter is outgoing and they’ve been together since the last movie. Yet, John spent his time with her as kids and she liked him enough to write him a letter. All in all, I think she made the right choice. In a sense, I agree with her final decision,”

— Kelly Granados (9)

   “Overall I thought this movie was a great movie. As the movie went on, I didn’t know who was going to win over Lara Jean’s heart. Peter is outgoing and they’ve been together since the last movie. Yet, John spent his time with her as kids and she liked him enough to write him a letter. All in all, I think she made the right choice. In a sense, I agree with her final decision,” Kelly Granados (9) said.

   Since the original film was loved by many viewers, fans debated whether the sequel would live up to the original romance. The two films were two years apart, and fans hoped the wait would be worth it; extensive expectations for the plot and acting were put in place by the devoted fan base. 

“It was really fun to see John Ambrose and Peter fight over LJ’s love. It was cool to see who would be the best candidate for Lara Jean. Overall, the film was really good. In my opinion, it was better than the first,” Angelina Lopez (10) said.

  The stars, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, brought back the magical chemistry that was in the original production. Fans adored the drama, plot twists, and humor throughout the film itself. The plot drove viewers to choose team John Ambrose, yet the connection in the first film allowed viewers to stick to team Peter Kavinsky. 

    This film touched the hearts of many teens worldwide. Fans of the original are guaranteed to enjoy the sequel. If you are a fellow romance film lover, “To All the Boys: P.S I Still Love You” is the movie for you. It is now available to watch for all Netflix viewers.