To All The Boys: Always and Forever, the sweetest way to end a trilogy
In 2018, ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ became a huge phenomenon and a blockbuster movie. All age ranges from teens to adults, were totally invested in it and talking about it became a part of life.
Since then, Netflix has released two more films, the third being the last installment. Director Michael Fimognari beautifully seals the deal with this one!
Let’s dive into the deets!
Ah, young love
The dynamics of whether Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) will make it or not, has been the element that kept us hooked throughout.
Their fights & misunderstandings revealed to us, their young hearts and minds. But them finding a way out and solving issues to save their relationship also showed us that they’re serious and are so meant to be!
Also, showing them having a song, their song, was a sweet gesture too. They say Leah Nobel’s ‘Beginning, middle, end’ is their song but for us, in our minds, their song is Lauv’s “I Like Me Better”.
I mean from the moment we heard it, we always figured that would be their song, but hey, we’re the audience, we can only hope!
Lana and Noah light up our screens with their instant chemistry.
While Lara Jean and Peter have a special connection of their own, we can’t help but applaud the friendship between Lara Jean and Christine (Madeleine Arthur). Christine’s being their for Lara Jean, giving advice (at times, really good) made us love her even more.
Also, can we talk about Peter and Trevor’s bromance? Taking pictures with silly faces, being the girls’ date to prom? They aced it!
Oh and Jen accepting Lara Jean and becoming friends with her again was really sweet too! Aakhir dost se kitni dair khafa ho saktay ho?
When I first watched the first installment in 2018, it was love at first sight for me. Until, P.S. I Still Love You came out, I watched the first one many times and with the same enthusiasm and interest. There was something about it, I would never get tired of it. I don’t know why but it’s true.
Maybe the story was perfect for the hopeless romantic in me? Who knows.
In Always and Forever, we can tell Lara Jean and Peter have grown. They’re about to go to college! Them working out their issues and working on their relationship really showed us that no matter what, some things are for us to keep forever.
For me, Always and Forever complimented To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It was cute and sweet, the perfect note to end on.
After the movie ended, it hit me that there won’t be any new installations and here’s a secret, I might have shed a tear or two. But as Lara Jean says,
On that note
If you haven’t watched To All The Boys Always and Forever or the previous films, then please do. You’re really missing out on the story, stylish costumes and the beautiful cinematography of New York (especially the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building) and South Korea.
The film is perfect for a weekend watch and whenever your watchlist is empty. Stream it on Netflix, with a bucket of popcorn and hot cocoa. Enjoy!
Perisha likes to think out of the box. Writing, arts and photography are her prime interests. “As a writer, I want to recognize the world through a different lens so that I can make the society more accepting.” Says Perisha