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"To All the Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You" is now available to stream on Netflix.

The hit Netflix movie, "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before," has officially dropped its sequel right in time for the Valentine’s Day season. Sadly, although the season is about love, the movie is receiving a lack thereof.

"To All the Boys I've Loved Before: P.S I Still Love You" follows a young adult series of books, highlighting the main character’s quest for love in high school. Lara Jean, the protagonist of the series, is a beyond-relatable character, but for the sequel it was taken past relatable and more toward corny.

Of course, there are plenty of cute and heartfelt moments, after all if is a movie about young love, but the second highly anticipated romantic comedy was full of cheese.

The overall plot became predictable, or really lacked a sense of plot altogether. Compared to the first movie, there was a lack of surprise, or real romance at all, but rather several tiny conflicts that did not make sense together.

Something that did add a tad of excitement to the sequel was that one of the boys who received Lara Jean's letters in the first movie has become a new main character. His ties to each main and secondary character complicates the plot greatly.

This sequel also focuses solely on several secondary characters, making the movie jump around in several inconvenient places in the duration of the film. Some newer main characters add a bit of jazz to the film, like Stormy, but otherwise they just take away from the main issue the audience is focusing on.

Overall, despite several flaws, the movie is decent for a sequel. Sequels normally do not surpass the popularity of the original, but the audience has high hopes that the third, and final, movie will still live up to a certain expectation.

HAILEY BIALAS is a Features Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at hgbiala@ilstu.edu Follow her on Twitter at @haileybialas 


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