To All the Boys: Always and Forever
After spending her summer in Seoul, Lara Jean returns for her senior year of high school and her loving boyfriend Peter. She and Peter’s dreams for their college futures are altered after Lara Jean doesn’t get into Stanford where Peter already got in. Trying to figure out how they will deal with a long-distance relationship while dealing with the other stresses of senior year, Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship is tested once more as they see just how much they love each other.
Our main two characters are Lara Jean and Peter. Lara Jean, played by Lana Condor, is an intelligent girl with a knack for baking. Many of her fears and goals are centered around college, like many high school seniors, and they shaped her in many different ways.
Peter, played by Noah Centineo, is a star lacrosse player and Lara Jean’s boyfriend. He is committed to Stanford, and he can’t wait for the freedom of college. He is very protective, and he is also scared of the future.
Look I have to be honest I have not seen all the movies in this series but I can say that the two I have seen have both been good. Now, this film is not anything revolutionary for its genre but it does have good characters and just in general has that romantic feel that people come to these movies for. Lara Jean (as played by Lana Condor) is our quirky, relatable, and a hopeless romantic protagonist who is like I said is relatable which means we feel for her and really root for her and Peter. Peter (as played by Noah Centineo) is our lovable, romantic, and funny boyfriend who proves to be a really good guy throughout trying to be as supportive as possible. Overall, I found the acting by everyone to be good with the comedy and the emotional scenes being especially well done. I felt that the passage of time was handled well with many time skips to give this story a bigger scale and presence. The love story presented and all the heartfelt moments feel genuine and that is what makes this film work as you feel this could be a real love story. This isn’t a very plot-centric film which can be seen as a negative but in general, these types of films tend to be more about the character and their emotions.
All in all, this isn’t my new favourite rom-com or anything but I had a good time watching it and if you’re looking for a romantic movie to watch around valentine’s day then I would say hop on to Netflix and check this one out.
To All the Boys: Always and Forever is the third in the trilogy and it feels that way. Being a later installment in the series, there are some aspects that the movie nails, while the charm in the first movie was lost. The first aspect I really enjoyed about this movie is the character of Peter. Compared to the other two movies, this movie really fleshes Peter’s character beyond cool jock. It expands on his past and it was very interesting to watch him grow. Another aspect I enjoyed were some of the side characters. Besides the way that Kitty being too much of an angsty teen, the rest of the supporting cast was fun to watch and to see their support for the protagonists.
Now, for the aspects that I didn’t quite enjoy. The beginning is very cliché. For some, that might be okay, but for others, that might be too much. This also links back to the character of Lara Jean. Although Peter developed throughout the movie, Lara Jean didn’t change at all and she made very similar mistakes she did back in the first movie.
Overall, this movie was an enjoyable watch and a good way to wrap up the series in a nice way. The beginning and the end had some cliché, but it was still enjoyable. For those looking to wrap up the series, you won’t be disappointed, and it will be worth the watch.
The third installment of this franchise was the best one in my opinion. The plot and characters are pretty solid, but we will circle back to that in a minute. I was really surprised by two aspects of this movie. 1)The cinematography used to display some of the most incredible cities in the world was great, and it made for some really captivating scenes. 2) To All the Boys: Always and Forever was quite a bit more engaging than I expected. The characters were decently written, and easy to root for.
The plot is fairly cliché and see-through, but it still turns out an enjoyable movie. It flows with ease, but from the opening act, I was pretty certain of the road this movie was going to take. The one nice touch was the ending, which stayed in the air until near the end. I wouldn’t call this a surprising or confusing movie, but there is an enjoyment to the simplicity.
The characters are pretty well written, but it was the secondary characters that I truly enjoyed. There were very few surprises, in terms of characteristics, for our main protagonists, but the most prominent secondary characters added some humor and emotion that I didn’t expect. Kitty and Chris bring a different vibe to Lara Jean’s life, and they keep the movie within its own emotional realm. I really appreciate that they expand on most of the side characters. Very few characters feel wasted or unnecessary like we’ve seen in a few movies recently.
Honestly, this isn’t a fantastic movie, but if you have watched the first two it is worth your time to check out the third. The storytelling is good, even with a predictable plot. The acting was alright, nothing spectacular but it didn’t take away from any of the scenes. Netflix is your place to find this one, click that button above, or go check out some of our higher-ranking movies! If you have any movies, games, or books you would like us to review either drop them in the comments or contact us on any of our social platforms!
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