New Movie Review: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

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Lana Condor and Noah Centineo discussing their new movie together. Photo provided by Cris e Panda

Isabella Tejeda, Staff Editor

Jenny Han, the infamous creator of the To All the Boys series, came out with the first book to this series in 2014. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before became a Netflix movie in 2018, and was instantly a fan favorite. Following the work of Han, director Susan Johnson created a real life image of what the book depicted. After fans raved over the first movie, Michael Fimognari realized he had to create a sequel, hoping it would be as popular as the first. Starring Noah Centineo and Lana Condor, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You was released on February 12, 2020.

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor smiling during their interview. Photo provided by Cris e Panda

After all the excitement regarding the first movie, Netflix watchers couldn’t wait for the arrival of the sequel. On February 12, 2020, some fans were satisfied with the work of Fimognari, while others were disappointed. Rotten tomatoes gave To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before a 97%, while To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You was only given a 74%. Metacritic, a site measuring metascore (the site’s ratings) and user scores (other people’s review), gave To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before a 64%, while its sequel received a 54%.

Peter Kavinsky waiting to take Lara Jean out on a date. Photo taken by Isabella Tejeda

Although the reviews differed greatly, the Royal Reporter received many good reviews from the Rosary community. Tatum Larson ‘23 explains, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is definitely my favorite movie right now. I loved how different it was compared to the first movie, and it definitely did not disappoint.” Along with Tatum, Amber Lizardi ‘23 also loved the sequel, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You was absolutely amazing. Tatum and I watched it the day it came out, and we both cried. It was so much better than the first.”

Tatum Larson ’23 enjoying her new favorite movie. Photo by Amber Lizardi

In contrast to the good reviews, a few Royals were not a huge fan of this new sequel. Kat Davis ‘20 states, “I definitely think To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was much, and I mean much, better than the second movie. The sequel was just too dramatic and complicated, and I feel like it didn’t send a great message to its younger audience.” Audrey Kartika ‘20 also said, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You was definitely not the best movie I’ve ever seen and I wouldn’t recommend it.” 

Despite the many reviews, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is still a fan favorite, and fans can’t wait to know if another movie will be released soon.