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P.S. I Still Love You Movie Review!

The wait is finally over! The long awaited sequel to All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, has finally graced Netflix’s with its presence. To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is a great follow up and it picks up right where we left Peter and Lara Jean. The two are officially dating for-real this time and the film starts off with their first date at a fancy restaurant. Lara Jean is beautiful in red and Peter is a gentleman, and they end the night at a lantern festival, where Lara Jean writes hers and Peters initials on a lantern and sends it into the sky as a wish that they stay together forever.

How sweet! Then, Lara Jean gets a letter from one of the boys Kitty, her younger sister, sent a letter too, John Ambrose. Lara Jean, must now decide if she wants to reply or not, but she doesn’t have to decide because John Ambrose is volunteering at the same retirement home she is volunteering at. What a coincidence! NOT! She hasn’t seen or heard from this boy since middle school and then she gets a letter from him and now they’re working together? COME ON!

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So, now is when you would think Lara Jean would be conflicted about her feelings for John and her feelings for Peter, but that’s not what we get, at least not really. However, Lara Jean doesn’t tell Peter she’s working with John and she doesn’t tell John she has a boyfriend. Secrets come to light when they all gather together to say good-bye to their childhood treehouse. Peter gets jealous because Lara Jean didn’t ask him to bring pizza. Seriously, pizza? According to him it makes it seem like Lara Jean and John planned it, instead of him and Lara Jean, but John and LJ did plan it. Anyway, that leads to a little dispute between the two and then they forgive and try to move on.

Now comes the part in the movie that I think a lot of girls can relate too, Lara Jean dumps Peter because of his friendship with Gen, his ex. Chris, LJ’s best friend, shows her a picture of the two hugging and before he can explain LJ lets her insecurities come to light and she bites the bullet and dumps him. As a female, being in your first relationship or any relationship and not feeling enough is real and I loved how LJ showcased those emotions and her constant worrying about Peter not being happy with her because she isn’t Gen.

Which brings me to another part in this movie, the treehouse scene with LJ and Gen, and how LJ opens up to Gen about her feelings towards her and it’s a nice moment. Are the two BFFs again? No, but they do realize that they will always be connected, by Jung, which is what LJ says is Korean for a relationship that can’t be severed. Best part of the movie in my opinion.

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As the movie continues, Lara Jean is still struggling with her break up with Peter, and even though John is still available, he isn’t Peter and John realizes that when the two share a kiss during the dance they put together for the retirement home. LJ feels absolutely nothing during that kiss and as much as she likes John, her heart belongs to Peter, so Stormy, one of the senior citizens who befriends LJ, encourages her to follow her heart and go find Peter. Lucky for LJ she doesn’t have to go find him because he comes to her, which brings me to question, how did he know she was going to be there? That is too ironic and too perfect, but it’s a movie so stuff like that is supposed to happen, so with that said you can guess what happens next right? If not, then well Peter and LJ kiss and get back together and the movie ends with the happy couple watching as their beloved treehouse gets taken down.

What an ending right? I expected a little more but oh well. It’s a good enough to hold my attention for an hour and forty minutes, and even though I enjoyed the first movie more, this one is still good, and I recommend it if you’re in the mood for a good teen romance movie.

If you would like to read the book, you can purchase it here.

 


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‘P.S. I Still Love You’ Heartthrob Has Been Cast!

When To All the Boys I Loved Before premiered on Netflix last summer, fans were immediately demanding the adaptation of the book’s sequel, P.S. I Still Love You. One of the biggest questions fans were left with: Who will be playing heartthrob John Ambrose McClaren?

 

The original film ends with his brief introduction after the end credits, where Kitty is announcing Lara Jean has a visiter at the door. Attractive as Jordan Burtchett was, we’re happy with the JAM recast of none other than Jordan Fisher. The official announcement came over Twitter just last week.

 

Fans will know Fisher from Fox’s recent Rent: Live event towards the end of January. Say what you will about the performance as a whole, but Fisher stole the show as Mark Cohen (originally portrayed by Anthony Rapp). Fisher was also the winner of the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, which just makes us fall in love with him even more.

 

Jordan Fisher as Mark in Rent: Live
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Fans, however, have had mixed reviews about the recast. Some were extremely excited about the recast, while others were left confused as to who was at Lara Jean’s door. As for me, I’m left wondering how I’m supposed to root for Peter Kavinsky once John Ambrose comes onto the scene.

Recently announced was the role of Trevor Pike, long time friend of Peter Kavinsky and John Ambrose McClaren. Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why Ross Butler will be taking on the role, which came in Netflix’s most recent announcement:

 

In the book, middle school friends Lara Jean, Gen, Chris, Peter, Trevor, and John Ambrose reunite for a party before losing their childhood treehouse. That’s all we’ll spoil for those who haven’t read the book. These most recent castings are making us really excited for the sequel, as if we weren’t already.

 

 

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