I have greatly been anticipating this movie ever since I saw the first “To All the Boys I Loved Before.” I fell in love with that movie completely. I am a big fan of romance movies so it would make sense for me to be super excited about the 2nd movie.
I know that this is a book series, but I haven’t actually read the series myself because I wanted to be surprised when I watched the movie. I didn’t want to spoil it for myself.
Now I’m not going to lie to you guys… I watched To All the Boys I Loved Before 2: P.S. I Still Love You…. and I was EXTREMELY disappointed with the ending. So I figured I would rant about it so be prepared.
I’m disappointed in To All the Boys I Loved Before 2: P.S. I Still Love You – Review – Netflix Romance Movie
This review contains spoilers.
Things I was happy about…
The dad having a crush and finding love again..
I thought it was so sweet how after years of missing his daughter’s mom he ended up liking someone new and showing signs of him being interested in someone. It definitely gave this story hope for love even after the one you’ve always cared about departs this world.
Lara Jean pretty much had the juice.
Her sister sent all those letters in the last movie and she ended up having quite a few of them being interested in her.. She didn’t even realize how much of catch she was and it was always adorable seeing the slight shock she had when she realized someone had been interested in her too. I was rather pleased.
I appreciated that moment between Lara and Gen.
When they were younger, they used to be friends and you saw a glimpse into their relationship that they still cared about each other to a degree. It was actually kind of sad because you reflect on the fact that they grew apart and they each dated Peter. They probably could have continued being friends, buuuut at that point it probably wasn’t possible.
Lara’s best friend and Peter’s best friend..
It was strange to see them dating and interested in each other, but I loved the dynamic. They seemed like they were really enjoying each other.
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Lara Jean was basically out here trying to have her cake and eat it too… to a degree.
She did have quite a few times to tell John Ambrose about her situation with Peter and that they were together, but she didn’t. Of course it was because she had a decent amount of interest in John. She did kind of flirt with him which is a big No no. It’s pretty unfortunate, but at least she realized she was wrong.
She was way too concerned about the past experiences of her boyfriend.
This all made sense considering how things even happened between the both of them and how their relationship even started. Also the fact that she had never been in a real relationship before. That happens sometimes though. Sometimes people feel insecure. I did appreciate that she reflected on it and understood that was her personal issue.
Peter was super annoying all throughout this movie.
When I tell you guys…. I pretty much loved Peter in the first movie, but in this movie his flaws showed completely. He defended his ex so many times. He planned on being with his ex in the hot tub initially. He said he wrote her a poem, but he didn’t actually write one. He plagiarized it. (This has actually happened to me in the past before.) He started being very Jock-ish in this movie in my opinion, especially when it came to John Ambrose who was caught in a cross-fire he wasn’t even aware of which leads me to my last point…
Peter was waiting for Gen that day and never mentioned it, knew Gen made the video and he kept it a secret to protect her, still communicates with her & invites her after Lara Jean said don’t…all while he gets mad she asked John Ambrose to bring the pizza… #ToAlltheBoys2 pic.twitter.com/wtcYOlXdfq
— hanbin-ah 💭 (@sseurekii) February 13, 2020
Above all.. I am still bitter that Lara Jean chose Peter over John Ambrose.
He was honestly everything that Lara Jean probably wanted before she started dating. He was sweet, romantic, and talented. He was thoughtful and truly cared about giving back to others. You guys.. he was legitimately romantic. Him and Lara also had way more in common than her and Peter. I wish he would have gotten his letter first and nothing transpired between her and Peter to be completely honest. However, she was in love with Peter already so of course she chose him.
Reflecting on this movie though, John Ambrose deserved better. Lara wasn’t honest and led him on a bit to a degree. He was such a sweet guy and I wanted him to be end game, but it was Peter.
I mean.. thinking about it.. At that age, I probably would have chose Peter over John Ambrose too. As an adult though, long-term wise John Ambrose was clearly the better choice for sure.
John Ambrose McClaren appreciation post because he deserved better. #ToAlltheBoys2 pic.twitter.com/NvM2PYzHKc
— Lillie Welch (@lillie_welch) February 12, 2020
So those were my thoughts on the movie. If you guys have any other Netflix Romance movies that you recommend, let me know by leaving a comment down below!
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