Boys, Always (Film Thoughts: To All The Boys Always & Forever)

Valentine’s Day is here again, and I normally just ignore this holiday but i was walking last night and felt that slight pang – seeing flower vendors on the street selling roses. But it passes – there’s always rom coms. And Netflix has released the final installment on their ‘To All The Boys Series,’ this one sub titled ‘Always and Forever.’

Directed by Michael Fimognari, we see our high school lover Lara Jean and Peter spend their Senior year in High School, and you know what that means – college applications, proms, and (though perhaps a little late) sex. The film offers no surprises in any of these fronts, but Lana Condor and Noah Centineo have mastered their chemistry that it hardly matters – you take everything easily, and it comes out sugary sweet like the cupcakes that Lara Jean bakes.

I wish I loved the film instead of just liking it though. I found it just a bit too long, and some of the situations felt forced, though the actors sell them well. Condor’s styling seems a little ‘off’ to me – I guess they are trying to make her look older – and Centineo seems a little bored (his body is jacked though) All in all, the film is not as memorable as the first one, but who are we kidding? The fans will lap this up.

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