Yesterday, January 13, Netflix finally released the official trailer for the third and final installment of the To All The Boys (TATB) trilogy. The third movie, entitled To All The Boys: Always and Forever, stars the same leading characters we’ve all grown to love, Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo).
But compared to the previous two movies where the two were enjoying the honeymoon phase of their relationship while also trying to find solutions to their daily problems, To All The Boys #3 focuses on their transition from high school students to adults going to college. (Read: 5 Life Lessons Millennials Can Learn From ‘Emily in Paris’)
In the trailer, it can be seen that they now have larger problems to face both individually and as a couple. Life-changing trips had Lara Jean thinking about what she wants for her future, and Peter worrying if those plans would affect their relationship.
Admittedly, the struggles the two protagonists were facing resonated with a lot of fans— and their individual dilemmas became even more relatable with striking lines thrown by the movie’s characters. Here, My Pope Philippines four quotes from the trailer that struck us the most!
To All The Boys 3 Trailer: “Make sure that’s what YOU want.”
As simple as it may be, Lara Jean’s older sister Margot left some words of wisdom for her soon-to-be college sister. Lara Jean, LJ to friends and family, and Peter both planned on going to Stanford University for college so that they wouldn’t be in a long distance relationship (LDR) in college. But Margot is worried that LJ is just applying to Stanford because of Peter. (WATCH: AC Bonifacio Joins Cast of Netflix’s Riverdale)
That’s when she says that LJ has to make sure that SHE would actually like to study there. Lara Jean tells her sister, “It’s what I want, and it’s perfect.” Margot reminds us that everything we do should be because we want it for ourselves, and not just to please the people around us.
To All The Boys 3 Trailer: “Will I look back in 20 years and wonder if I made the wrong choice?”
After a life-changing senior trip to New York, LJ says that she could see herself living in the Big Apple. But when she tells Peter about her thoughts, he tells her that the distance might change everything for them. (Read: Thinking of Giving up? Mike Enriquez Has This Advice for You!)
While Lara knows that 3,000 miles might affect their relationship, she tells her best friend Chris that she’s afraid she’ll regret not making the right choice. It’s a dilemma that many people, both young and old, face— and it’s almost always a difficult choice to make. But if you ask us, the best choice would always be to follow what your heart desires!
To All The Boys 3 Trailer: “You can’t save this relationship by not growing.”
Lara Jean confides to her dad about her relationship dilemma, and LJ’s dad did not disappoint with his advice. He tells his daughter that in order to save the relationship, she and Peter have to both grow as individual persons, too. (Read: Five ways to do soul-searching while in quarantine)
In a sense, he tells LJ that she need not be dependent on Peter and their relationship, and that it shouldn’t stop her from doing what she wants. It serves as a reminder— not only to LJ, but to all of us— that while you can be dependent on your significant other to some degree, relationships should not be codependent.
To All The Boys 3 Trailer: “The world keeps shifting under my feet. All I want is for it to stand still.”
Our favorite letter-writer is now feeling the pressures of life—with school, friends, and relationships. Everything feels like it’s happening so fast, and the pressure of making big decisions after big decisions makes her feel like the world is spinning too fast. (WATCH: Kokoy de Santos on Life, Acting, and His Passion for Cooking)
Of course, LJ isn’t the only one who feels that way! Anyone who had to make huge decisions— college, career, migrating, love— felt this way at some point in their life, and just like Lara Jean, we just want to pause for a second and breathe. This is all perfectly normal and valid because, let’s face it, who would actually be calm if they knew that their ‘yes’ or ‘no’ could change their lives entirely?
To All The Boys: Always and Forever is set to be released on Netflix on February 12— you may click on this link to set a reminder!