Netflix is closing the book on their hit YA romantic comedy To All The Boys film franchise with “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.” The film, which is based on the final entry of Jenny Yan’s book trilogy, follows Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), as she enters a new chapter of her life transitioning from high school senior to university freshman. Though she believes she has everything planned out accordingly so that she will be with her boyfriend Peter (Noah Centineo), a trip to New York changes everything and could have an effect on their relationship in more ways than one.
The trailer gives us a very quick recap of Lara Jean’s whirlwind adventure to find her true love before taking us to the present day where she is spending her time with her family in Korea for spring break. Upon her return, she prepares to leave for college where she plans to be with Peter. Her little sister mentions how she is happy that Lara Jean and Peter will be going to Stanford together because she isn’t cut out for long distance relationships.
And that sets up the groundwork for the plot of the “Always and Forever.” Though there are moments of happy bliss of teen romance, prom dances, and celebrating graduation, there Lara Jean suddenly finds herself at a new crossroads in life where she must decide between keeping her relationship with Peter or living out her dream of living in New York.
It’s not a completely unique predicament, but one that should resonate with those who were faced with a similar situation. Of course, the subtitle and a great cover of “I Love You Always Forever” by Betty Who, makes it pretty obvious on the outcome of all of this, which is regardless of the decision, Lara Jean will always love Peter. It’d be pretty heartbreaking if it didn’t turn out that way.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for “To All the Boys: Always and Forever:”
As Lara Jean Covey prepares for the end of high school and the start of adulthood, a pair of life-changing trips lead her to reimagine what life with her family, friends, and Peter will look like after graduation.
Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Ross Butler, Madeleine Arthur, Sarayu Blue, and John Corbett also star.
Based on a trilogy of books written by Jenny Yan, “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” debuts on Netflix on February 12, 2020. Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend.