Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor )and Peter Kavinsky’s ( Noah Centino) relationship has graduated from pretend to real, and obviously life is a song as Lara Jean looks forward to their first real date with Then He Kissed Me blaring in the background.
But, wait a minute could there be a snag in their happily ever after, for real with the arrival of a letter? It’s a blast from the past yet again as Lara Jean receives an acknowledgment to her “declaration of love” from John Ambrose her junior school crush! As she is waltzing to her new status, the girlfriend, Lara Jean is also tempted to write back to John Ambrose.
As she is caught in her own moral dilemma in walks a rather dishy John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher) and Lara Jean’s world is turned over on its axis. The Covey-Kavinsky fairy tale romance hits a roadblock as Lara Jean’s insecurities and questions on whether high school love affairs do ever last, come to the surface and she is all set to get crushed by her own reality. “To All The Boys I Have Loved: PS I Love You”, is predictable, as is usually the case with teen romances.
Though my own teen years were decades ago, I quite enjoyed the first of the series, it was a page out of every teen’s life, those high school crushes and the unattainable boy. Well, the second edition comes with an amazing soundtrack and two very dishy heroes but Lara’s predicament is nothing out of the ordinary. It’s a breezy watch, but unlike the first, the second one did not have me waiting for the third installment, which is already being filmed, since you have an idea how it’s all going to pan out.
The performances are great, great music, a bit mushy, it’s a perfect watch for those days when you have nothing better to do.
Rating: 3 out of 5