‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ received international attention. Here, stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are interviewed in Brazil. (Photo courtesy / Wikimedia Commons)
‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ received international attention. Here, stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are interviewed in Brazil.

Photo courtesy / Wikimedia Commons

‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ finally released

February 28, 2020

The sequel, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, arrived on Thursday, February 12, nearly two years after the release of the first film. This popular rom com has grabbed its audiences attention from the very beginning and continues to interest viewers as they unravel the rest of the tale.

It is no surprise that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was a hit. The 2018 teen romantic comedy starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo was a delightful mix of wholesome, saccharine, and touching. Although somewhat predictable, it tugged at the audience’s hearts until the very end. The sequel is, for the most part, a perfectly decent successor to the original. Rather than introducing a completely new conflict for protagonists Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky, it is more of a continuation with some new elements.

To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and its predecessor are based a book trilogy written by author Jenny Han. With the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the first film – including a 97% on film criticism website Rotten Tomatoes – there was zero doubt that there would be a sequel. The millions who watched the original wanted to see more of Peter and more of Lara Jean, and that’s what they’ve been given.

While the reaction by the general public was not as favorable – it scored a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes – few sequels ever live up to the high expectations set by the first movie. Generally, though, it appears that fans of the first film enjoyed the newest addition.

For those who did, there’s great news: the third and final film, To All the Boys: Always and Forever, will be released sometime later this year.

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