To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You is the 2020 sequel to the 2018 Romantic Comedy To All the Boys I've Loved Before. It is based on the second book of the novel series by Jenny Han, P.S. I Still Love You.
It's a new year, and Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) is excited to officially be dating Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo), but is conflicted and anxious about the pressure that comes with dating the most popular guy in school while still being herself. Things get complicated when one of the recipients of her other love letters, John Ambrose McClaren (Jordan Fishernote ), reenters her life, and Lara Jean finds herself torn: can she be in love with two boys at once?
With the exception of Israel Broussard's Josh, the rest of the first film's cast all reprise their roles. Holland Taylor and Sarayu Blue have supporting roles as Stormy, an elderly woman who befriends Lara Jean, and Mrs. Rothschild, the Song-Coveys' neighbor, respectively.
This film provides examples of:
- Betty and Veronica: Played With. Lara Jean has more in common with John Ambrose in terms of personality and interests and is insecure about her relationship with the popular and previously unattainable Peter, but Peter is the established relationship and John Ambrose is the New Old Flame.
- Big Damn Kiss: Subverted. Lara Jean seemingly has a perfect romantic night with John Ambrose, complete with a Dance of Romance and a moment in the snow, but when they do kiss she realizes that she loves Peter instead.
- Cool Old Lady: Stormy (Holland Taylor), a resident at the retirement home who latches on to Lara Jean, regales her with her romantic escapades, gives her advice, and gives her a makeover in the third act.
- Dance of Romance: Lara Jean and John Ambrose do a slow dance at the retirement home ball.
- Demoted to Extra: Not that Margot was very present in the first film, but she at least appeared at the start and at the end her presence was felt throughout. In this film she only appears for a brief phone call during Korean New Year.
- Dramatic Necklace Removal: When Peter removes the necklace he gave Lara Jean on Valentine's at the aquarium after their breakup.
- Friendship Moment: Lara Jean and Gen, who used to be friends, make steps towards reconciliation at their old treehouse when Lara Jean admits that she's jealous of Gen, and Gen reveals that she's been talking to Peter not to get him back but because he's been helping her through her parent's divorce.
- Grand Staircase Entrance: Lara Jean has such a moment after Stormy gives her a makeover and she walks down the stairs at the retirement home where John Ambrose is waiting at the bottom.
- Kids Play Matchmaker: Kitty, delighted that Peter and Lara Jean got together following her plot, now turns her attentions to setting up her single father.
- Literally Loving Thy Neighbor: A subplot involves the Song-Covey sisters wondering if their dad is crushing on their neighbor, Mrs. Rothschild. It's implied that he is and that it's reciprocated.
- Love Letter: On Valentine's Day Peter opens his locker door and a bunch of Valentines fall out. Trevor jokes that they must be from the girls' soccer team, to Lara Jean's concern.
- Love Triangle: Lara Jean is torn between Peter and John Ambrose.
- New Old Flame: A middle school to high school version. Lara Jean is in a relationship with Peter, but starts to have nebulous feelings about John Ambrose when they meet again and she realizes that her crush on him was reciprocated.
- Previously On : The trailer has Kitty rattle off a summary of the previous film to catch viewers up. In the film itself she recaps these events to the sisters' cousin Haven.
- Retcon: The Stinger of the first film (John Ambrose turning up at the Covey household) evidently no longer happened, and John Ambrose is introduced in a different way.
- Remember the New Guy?: Trevor, Peter's best friend, and who was in Lara Jean's sixth grade friend group, appears in this film despite being unmentioned in the first film.
- Sexy Stewardess: Stormy is a former Pan-Am flight attendant, and she refers to stewardesses as "the showgirls of the skies".
- Shout-Out: Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee" is a plot point.
- Snow Means Love: Subversion. Lara Jean and John Ambrose have a sweet moment in the snow, but when they kiss she realizes she loves Peter.
- Treehouse of Fun: In middle school, Peter, Lara Jean, John Ambrose, Chris, Trevor, and Gen used to hang out at a treehouse. It is decidedly less fun now that they're in high school and have fallen apart, but it still serves as a plot point when the six of them return there to dig up their old time capsule.
- Twerp Sweating: A brief instance of this happens when Peter comes to pick Lara Jean up for a date. Lara Jean's dad and sister remind him of their curfew (eleven o'clock) and not to have too much fun.