Will I wonder in 20 years if I made the wrong choice?
This Wednesday, Netflix released the trailer for the third (and likely final) film in the All Boys series. The first film adaptation of Jenny Hahn’s book series was a resounding success in 2018. It has provided Netflix with a consistent, if seemingly short-lived, series about young adults. Like the second film, P.S. I Still Love You, the third film Always and Forever will be released on the 12th. February, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The new trailer shows Lara Jean and Peter both wanting to go to Stanford together for graduate school. For Lara Jean, however, it’s not so easy. She expressed an interest in travel and specifically stated that she would like to live in New York. Things fall apart when Lana isn’t accepted to Stanford, leaving her wondering if the relationship can continue, or even if it’s a priority. You can watch New for All Boys: The Forever and Ever Caravan is here:
In the grand scheme of things, I think of all the boys: The trailer is always and forever in working order. College and the risk of Lara Jean and Peter going long distances makes sense, and I think that’s a good conclusion for movies. I haven’t read the Jenny Hahn novels, so any movie is a surprise to me. I wasn’t really interested in the first movie, and I never would have watched it if my younger sister hadn’t begged me to do it, and I’m so glad she did. I don’t like romance as a genre, and I especially dislike movies about high schoolers and teenagers. On paper, all the guys I’ve loved so far are not my thing. But it turned out to be a delightful, touching, funny and heartwarming film. I especially appreciated Lara Jean’s relationship with her father and sisters; it all seemed very honest and believable to me. These characters provide some of the best dialogue. My favorite scene was Lara Jean, sitting in a restaurant, talking to her father about her dead mother. This scene is a microcosm of what works in this film; it’s a teenage girl asking her father questions about her dead mother. I hate these things because they’re usually so embarrassing and give the impression that they’re just inserted to fill in characters or explain why an absent parent isn’t there. But the believable dialogue, authentic performances, and overall atmosphere of the film make this scene truly meaningful. I liked the second movie. I didn’t hate it at all, but it was more of a standard teen romance and Lara Jean’s family was less represented. I was really disappointed. Still, it looks like they’ll have more of a presence in this film, and Lara Jean is asking all the right questions. I’m also convinced that she’ll eventually work it all out with Peter, just like in the second movie. I like his character too, and I doubt they are stupid enough to split them up for good. I’m glad they’re not dragging the show out too much, and I can’t wait to see what they do.