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

Published September 20, 2020

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

Film info

  • Title To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
  • Director Michael Fimognari
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 42m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline Follow your heart like never before

Lara Jean is officially Peter's girlfriend, so everything should be perfect, right? But feelings grow complicated when an old crush reenters her life.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:19“Now is not the time to be fantasising you live in an 80s movie.” It SO IS.
4:58Ugh, stupid lanterns in the sky. Stop it.
7:23This can’t last or it’s going to be a really dull film.
10:02Loving the sister giving a “previously on” update. Needed that.
13:53She’s wasting a lot of that fancy paper.
20:59Relationship as snow globe metaphor. Ok!
25:10Stormy is awesome!
30:14“Did you already forget our conversation about meddling?”
31:47This sending a song to people in class is the worst.
40:03“Come into my room. No woman should be out in public with that look upon their face.”
48:26I like how she does just say stuff. Quite open.
54:20Very casual climate change references.
58:43How do you eat a cupcake from the bottom up?
59:52These are some complicated treehouse dynamics.
1:05:17I’m sorry they just tucked a massive grand piano away in the basement?
1:15:38I really don’t remember the first film well enough to know what that break up was about.
1:26:09“The way you look should be against the law.”
1:34:14It’s cute that he came to her because she doesn’t like driving in the snow. That’s a keeper.

Thoughts

I really don’t know where to start with this film. I couldn’t remember a lot about the first one, but know that whilst the story wasn’t that great, it was the characters that endeared and made it worthwhile.

Unfortunately, all that great work was undone with this one. There were nice moments - the father/neighbour storyline was cute, and the friends making up instead of fighting over a boy. But mostly, they were being annoying and relying on remembering too much from the first film. The arguments felt shoe-horned in, the love triangle didn’t seem to have any grounding in reality. It was a bit of a snore-fest, really.

More telling than anything, I had forgotten to do the Film Watch post for this until a week later because I had completely forgotten I’d even watched it. Not a good sign.

Rating: 1 / 5

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