Netflix’s To All The Boys: Always and Forever is a conventional love story with ups and downs, with mesmerising characters and dreamy execution filling one’s heart to the brim.
To All The Boys: Always and Forever is the last movie under the franchise of the To All The Boys (TATB) franchise. The story revolves around Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) and Lara Jean (Lana Condor). The movie marks the end of their teenage romance as they both prepare for the end of their high school.
The first half of the movie builds on their perfect relationship, pretty dates and their future plans when they both will go to college. We know that Kavinsky makes it to Stanford. Things get complicated when Lara Jean fails to make it to the same university, and she settles for the second-best option to avoid long-distance relationship.
Things are further entangled when Lara Jean falls in love with NYU’s culture and decides to go for it and give long-distance a shot.
What happens next? Do Lara Jean and Peter break-up or their love comes out on top once again?
To All The Boys: Always and Forever ending explained in detail:
The Prom Night
The plot shifts to the next gear from the prom night onwards. At the prom party Lara Jean, for the first time feels the growing distance between Peter and her because of her decision to go to New York. Later that night she invites Peter over to her house past curfew and gifts him a present – a collection of all their material memories together.
Lara Jean’s insecurities kick in and soon Peter realises the same. He confronts Lara Jean and says that she chose distance, reminding Lara Jean of her promise that she will always choose him, unlike his father.
Peter admits his vulnerabilities and decides to break up with Lara Jean, believing 3000 miles will anyway break them apart.
Peter’s reunion with his Dad
Since the beginning of the movie, the plot underlines the strained relationship between Peter and his Dad. His Dad is constantly making efforts to mend their relationship before Peter moves to Stanford but Peter refuses to get into any conversation with him. Peter has never been able to forgive his father for abandoning him.
However, after breaking up with Lara Jean he decides to meet his father because she once asked him to. The meeting, about which Peter was initially skeptical about, makes him realise that if you love somebody you try to do everything you can to make things work.
Always and Forever
Amidst the wedding celebrations, Lara Jean is all caught up in the festivities but still finds herself down in dumps because she always romanticised ‘always and forever’ with Peter but the reality seemed the other way round.
After the wedding is over, Kitty, like always, plays the cupid and asks Lara Jean to go back to the tent, where the wedding took place. Lara Jean heeds the signal and goes back into the tent. She finds her Year Book which she gave to Peter to write for her.
She opens up the book and finds a love letter, accounting for the first time Peter and Lara met in sixth grade (their meet-cute) and a new relationship contract which says: “I will love you, Lara Jean. Always and Forever”, at the end.
This scene brings all their tiny relationship details to a full circle, from going back to signing a contract in the first part of the movie to finding ‘their’ song in ‘their’ moment.
The last scene gives a glimpse of the new chapter of their lives, 3000 miles apart, yet close.
Yes, Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky do end up with each other, but it’s the end of the road for the cast together. Here’s Lana Condor and Noah Centineo’s farewell to each other: