Where the central drama of the previous two movies revolved around love triangles between Lara Jean, Peter and other boys, Always and Forever trades that in for a different kind of decision facing Lara Jean. Instead of choosing between two boys, she’s choosing between planning her life around being near Peter or following her heart and her dreams even if it puts distance between them. This slightly different spin on To All the Boys‘ formula allows for a much fresher experience in Always and Forever, especially since P.S. I Still Love You felt like a rehash of the first film in many ways. It also allows Lovejoy’s script to further develop Lara Jean’s story as she grows up and has to make an even more adult decision than she did in the last movie. Of course, Lara Jean is still very much the character audiences fell in love with in To All the Boys. Even the different structure of Always and Forever (which is split up into loose chapters for various events like prom), coupled with the return of Condor’s warmly confidential voiceover, plays into the feeling of these films being Lara Jean’s diary, or her scrapbook as it were. That means it maintains the hallmarks of these movies while putting a new enough twist on the story to offer compelling developments.To All the Boys: Always and Forever Movie Download.
While To All the Boys: Always and Forever puts more emphasis on Lara Jean’s non-romantic relationships, this is still her and Peter’s story. And, as Condor and Centineo proved from the very first film, they’ve got the kind of cute rom-com chemistry to sustain a movie franchise for much longer than three installments if Netflix so wanted, with their sweet and easy affection for each other practically sparkling onscreen.
Centineo remains effortlessly charming as Peter Kavinsky, playing a (perhaps) idealized and endlessly supportive boyfriend to Lara Jean that feels completely unlike many romantic leads, likely because the character is clearly created from and for a female gaze. But, it’s still Condor who buoys Always and Forever to such sweet heights, playing the central pillar around which the film revolves and shouldering it exceptionally well.