To All The Boys: Always and Forever
Director: Michael Fimognari
The third installment of this franchise was the best one.
What Happens in To All The Boys: Always and Forever?
After spending her summer in Seoul, Lara Jean returns for her senior year of high school and to 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.
Who Are The Characters in To All The Boys: Always and Forever?
Our main 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 centred 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.
To All The Boys: Always and Forever Review
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. First, the cinematography used to display some of the most incredible cities in the world was great, and it made for some really captivating scenes. As well, 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 up in the air until near the end. I wouldn’t call this a surprising or confusing movie, but the simplicity is enjoyable.
The characters are 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 humour 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.