Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You

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Amber Adams, Staff Writer

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To say this movie’s sequel underwhelmed everyone would be an understatement. After the hit Netflix summer movie, “To All the Boys I Loved Before,” came out, everyone begged for a sequel to Lara Jeans and Peter Kavinsky’s love story. What we got was not what anyone wanted or needed.

The movie begins with Lara Jean and Kavinskys on their first date. After that Lara Jean bumps into John Ambrose the only guy they didn’t really address in the first movie who her letter got sent to and starts to doubt her relationship with Kavinsky.

Susan Johnson directed the first movie but in the second movie, they changed directors to Michael Fimognari. I think this is one of the reasons this movie just didn’t deliver the way we wanted it to. It just didn’t feel the same as the first movie, so many things were different. It didn’t feel like a sequel but more like a whole new movie.

The music selection in this movie was one of the main mending aspects. They chose really good music that fit in the scenes and found really good, new, unheard songs.

They made the characters extremely unlikeable. The only character I couldn’t stand in this movie was Kavinksy. Lara also diminished in likability from the first to the second movie. The only character worth liking in this movie was Ambrose.

Another thing worth noting was the chemistry between the two actors Lara and Kavinsky. Their chemistry just didn’t feel the same and it diminished from the last movie.

The whole movie, I rooted for Ambrose and Lara to come together, but in the end, I realized Lara didn’t deserve Ambrose. Ambrose deserves to date someone who won’t make him a second choice or option.

I would give “To all the boys I’ve loved before: P.S. I Still Love You” a 2/10 rating. Because of its good music choice and John Ambrose’s character. This movie felt extremely disappointing and underwhelming and should have stayed in the drafts.