The scrunchie drama from All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has still not been resolved by the end of the sequel, To All the Boys: PS I still love you. Before anyone starts a riot, it’s important to assess why the filmmakers distance themselves from Lara Jean’s multi-colour hair accessory — one that drives the plot forward in the original Netflix film.
Among all the boys: P. I still love you, Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) enjoying the blissful early days of their romance. But when one of Lara Jean’s other paper recipients returns (Jordan Fisher as John Ambrose McClaren), life becomes a little more complicated for the parties involved. Peter still upset his ex-girlfriend, General (Emilia Baranac), which Lara Jean as he appears close to her to try to unravel his feelings. One of the underlying themes in All Boys I’ve Loved is Peter’s lack of self-awareness, and yet scrunchie — a primary plot device that was used to underline this aspect of his personality — virtually Ignored in all boys: PS I still love you.
During a party scene in All the Boys, I’ve First Loved, Lara Jean and Peter are still faking their romantic relationship. But Peter reveals a tender side when he takes his unclean girlfriend’s scrunchy and looks at her and offers a well-timed appreciation of long hair. Lara tells Jean Peter not to lose her favourite scrunchy, and they go on to have fun and take selfies together. The important thing is that the ruckus in their relationships grows by experiencing shared moments between their peers. But then Peter has a conversation with General and allows him to wear Lara Jean’s favourite hair accessory. After a passionate hot tub moment with Peter late in the film, Lara Jean notices that the General is wearing her scrunchie, which surprisingly puts her in a big mood.
Since that moment, scrunchie hasn’t been a part of the story — not all the boys I’ve loved before and not in the sequel. Interestingly, the filmmakers introduce beyond the bracelet a sequel that connects Lara Jean’s childhood friendship with General, however, the sequel does not address why Peter was allowed to take (and keep) General in the first place. Scrunchie in. Naturally, this has been a hot topic among fans and also generated more buzz for the film. So, why wouldn’t the unresolved scrunchie drama continue to be part of the Netflix story in some form, if only to provide some additional clarity about Peter’s personality? Speaking of the commotion, Centineo offered his take on Peter’s scrunchy betrayal:
“So Peter’s dad left two summers earlier than the film takes place. He’s looking for love. He’s looking for this support and this comfortability, and his ex-girlfriend, to him, was that. It was this safe space, this comfortable space. He can’t help but give into her.”
The fact that Lara Jean and Peter start for all boys: PS I still love you as a couple fundamentally solve the scrunchie drama. A direct reference will undoubtedly please many fans, but the complete lack of conversation about the item implies that it has already been addressed in some way. Ultimately, Lara discusses her past and real feelings about Jeanne and General Peter, meaning that the film’s franchise couple is expected to discuss all the more essential things in 3 for all boys.
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