“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2” doesn’t live up to the expectations

"To All The Boys I've Loved Before 2" official trailer


Keegan Gustafson and Grace Cochrane

Netflix has released the sequel “P.S: I Still Love You” to one of their hit movies, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” This movie was rewatched by almost 50% of Netflix’s users so to say the sequel was very anticipated is an understatement. Everyone was expecting the most out of this movie, but let’s just say, it did not live up to everyone’s expectations.

It overall was just chaotic and not easy to follow. ”

— Keegan Gustafson, Grace Cochrane

The first movie follows Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), a high schooler who has previously written love letters to five of her crushes. Her younger sister, Kitty (Anna Cathcart), sends out the letters because she feels bad that Lara Jean has never had a boyfriend. The letters get sent out to Josh Sanderson (Israel Broussard), her older sister’s boyfriend who she liked first; Kenny from camp; John Ambrose (Jordan Burchett/Jordan Fisher); a kid from Model UN; and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), one of the most popular boys in school whom she kissed in seventh grade. The movie follows her as she maneuvers her way through all of these conflicts and “dates” Peter Kavinsky. Towards the end of the movie, Peter confesses that he has always had feelings for Lara Jean and they start to officially date.

When we found out the sequel had come out, our expectations were quite high, considering that we both really enjoyed the first movie. As Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship continues to grow, one of Lara Jean’s old crushes makes his way back into her life. This causes Peter to become jealous and Lara Jean to start questioning if she chose the right guy. 

But “P.S: I Still Love You” has a lot of flaws. Let’s begin by mentioning that John Ambrose is a totally different person, not to say a different race. At the end of the first movie, John Ambrose is a preppy, white guy. In the sequel, John Ambrose appears to be the opposite. 

The movie is also very unorganized and all over the place. It almost feels like there were too many plot points to fit in; therefore, there was no organization in how they were placed. For example, when Lara Jean sees John Ambrose for the first time in this movie, he just happens to be volunteering alongside her. It was so random. The movie was so hard to follow; it was kind of boring. In order to understand the plot, you really had to pay attention which should not be a thing for a teen rom-com.

Overall, the film did not live up to our expectations. There were too many errors. The events throughout didn’t seem to flow, and it overall was just chaotic and not easy to follow.