“To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” the final film in the Netflix-adapted trilogy, hit the streaming platform on Feb. 12, and it did not disappoint. Director Michael Fimognari put the finishing touches on the story of a relationship that started with a few secret love letters but turned into an epic romance. The two lovebirds, Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky, continue to grow throughout the third film as they face the challenges of college applications, prom and their seemingly inevitable separation after graduation.
After the first two movies, there was much to be desired for the growth of the relationship between Lara Jean and Peter. Their story started when they were young, and we’ve seen them develop both their relationship and their own personalities. The third film demonstrated the ways they needed to positively support each other and their relationship. While such support is such a critical part of relationship building, the first two movies just barely touched on it. In “To All the Boys: Always and Forever,” the audience can witness the ways in which both characters grow to give support and love to each other. Even with the potential of being thousands of miles apart, they choose to love each other always and forever.
The film is made even more endearing by the complexities of Lara Jean’s relationship with her family and friends, as she continues to tackle themes that exceed a typical teenage romantic comedy. All of the romantic connections beyond Lara Jean and Peter’s make this third film a multifaceted love story to suit viewers of all ages. It is the perfect end to the Netflix trilogy with the right amount of drama, excitement and love.