If a fan of romcoms would have been asked to name several great romantic comedies of the 2010s, many would include All The Boys I’ve Loved Before in their list. Netflix decided to bank on the popularity of the love story between Kavinsky and Lara Jean. The streaming service released a movie called “To All The Bos: P.S. I Still Love You” and the audience was quite happy with the result.
The story is quite tight and touching with an ending that hits you like a small truck. It is not a mind-shattering tragedy, but there is still a lot to unpack. The heroes of the previous movie were entering a fake relationship after a long exchange of love letters. The next movie is showing how their relationship developed. They became a real couple, but another letter popped up out of nowhere and complicated things. With a new love interest entering the frame, the heroine is full of doubts and makes a couple of really questionable decisions.
The ending of the sequel
John Ambrose, the crush of Lana, is a nice guy who shares a lot of similar interests with her and loves to talk about their feelings. After meeting him, Lana is questioning her current relationship built on a fake premise. Peter starts seeming like a bad match for her due to his lifestyle and extroverted nature. She starts understanding that a relationship is not only the result of the “hunt” but also a long process requiring people to understand each other and build trust.
Many doubts later, she remembers that her relationship with Peter started in a way that does not reinforce her confidence. Gen, the previous girlfriend of Peter, could have been in her place if the events of the previous movie played out differently. She wants to break up with Peter. However, after talking to Gen honestly and resolving some of the issues, Lana accepts the fact that the past has to be a part of one’s life and understands that Gen and Peter are allowed to have a bond despite not being a couple anymore.
A flirting session between Lana and John results in a kiss that convinces her that John is not something that she needs or wants in her life. This ultimately leads to her getting back together with Peter.
The story of the movie left a lot of story threads hanging. It means that there is still enough room for drama in the next movie. However, the trilogy-ending film is already filmed and we don’t have to speculate. The final installment in the series will be mostly about high-school problems and hard decisions about choosing a college.
The final movie must also bring the heroes even closer together and create a lasting bond between them.