To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)
February 19, 2020 7:20 PM - Subscribe

Lara Jean and Peter have just taken their relationship from pretend to officially official when another recipient of one of her old love letters enters the picture.
posted by trillian (6 comments total)
I loved the first installment of the trilogy, and I was excited to see this one, but I was underwhelmed. It didn't feel like it had the same spark as the first, for one.

I also was bothered that, while Lara Jean clearly made a bad decision by neglecting to tell John Ambrose that she was dating Peter, Peter's list of offenses that Lara Jean discovered right before his game seemed more serious and too easily forgiven by her.

Random observations: 1. So how much would it cost me to retire somewhere like that place?! Nice. 2. Who could smile (and not swear) while doing snow angels in that dress?! 3. I was glad that Lara Jean asked Gen to meet her in the treehouse rather than one of the boys.
posted by trillian at 7:36 PM on February 19, 2020 [1 favorite]

Likewise, I was pretty disappointed too, and for basically the same exact reasons you listed above.

I also would like a retirement home like that. The lady's apartment is ridiculous, it doesn't even make any sense.
posted by Literaryhero at 9:20 PM on February 19, 2020

I watched about the first half of it, and struggled throughout then just called it quits. I also liked the first installment but this one really didn't do it for me.
posted by KTamas at 6:35 AM on February 20, 2020

This only felt like about 2/3 of a movie to me.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:50 AM on February 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

I was way more excited to learn more about the people in the retirement home (plus that house! OMG!) than I was in the supposed drama between the teens, so there was much disappointment when I realized we weren't actually going to be focusing on the retirement home as much as I hoped. I loved the first movie (fake dating tropes sucker me in every time!), but this one just didn't do it for me, either.

It wasn't terrible, and maybe if I were younger I'd be more into it, but I'm just not invested in teen dating angst. I wish there could have been more focus on Gen and Lara Jean's friendship and how it has evolved, though -- I really liked that moment in the tree house when Gen showed that she chose the bracelet, too.
posted by paisley sheep at 11:19 AM on February 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

I think this did a good job of capturing the complexities of teenage emotions (plus, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are two of the most precious babies ever). I liked Lara Jean's realization that hey, boys do like her! I think the love triangle aspect -- a plot device I mostly loathe -- worked her (but poor John Ambrose).

But it did feel slight in a way the first one didn't and the conclusion just felt a little too pat.

I'm 100% watching the third one, though.
posted by darksong at 5:01 PM on February 20, 2020

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