Guys, I have the most awesome news.
This year, Netflix released one of the best films of the year and it was, you might not have guessed it, a romantic comedy. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was one of the best, if not the best film I’ve seen this year. Hands down. (You can read our review of the film here.) The film starred Lana Condor and Noah Centineo and it flipped all the typical rom-com tropes on their head which led to a fantastic, magical, and adorable experience that everyone needs to watch at least once.
The two stars had amazing chemistry. It was diverse, it was perfect. It was charming. Just, guys, seriously, it was the absolute best.
Well, be prepared for more #Covinsky awesomeness because the film is getting a sequel! Jenny Han, author of the To All the Boys trilogy of books, shared this amazing video on her Twitter yesterday.
— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) December 19, 2018
Not only did it tease the new film, presumably titled P.S. I Love You after the second novel in the series, but it also teased that the film might have already found its John Ambrose. For those uninitiated, Ambrose was one of the five boys Condor’s character Lara Jean Covey wrote a love letter to which were eventually sent out by her kid sister. Granted, Ambrose already appeared in a mid-credits scene in To All the Boys. Could that mean that Ambrose has been recast? Possibly.
Peter Kavinsky (Centineo) is the one who stole Lara Jean’s heart in the first film. Could John Ambrose be vying to steal her heart away from Peter in the second film?
I guess we’ll have to see. I haven’t read the books the films are based on so I have no idea and am going into it totally blind which is alright for me. Apparently, though, fans are in for a “storm.” Especially if they’ve not read the books. So, everyone, get reading.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was an instant smash for Netflix. Not only was the subject matter familiar for a romantic comedy but Han’s insistence at casting an Asian American actress for the role of Lara Jean earned her many, many kudos and as a result, the film was perfectly diverse which is what most romantic comedies are lacking in these days. Not only that but as I’ve said before, To All the Boys smashed tropes and created something truly charming and magical. Condor’s facial expressions are enough to be marveled at, quite honestly.
P.S. I Still Love You is currently in production. No release date has been announced.
Shelby started writing at the age of 13 and has been hooked ever since. She's currently going to school at ATU for Creative Writing and English with a minor in Film Studies. She hopes to one day be a professor of film, a film critic, and a screenwriter. (Can you tell she likes the movies?)
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