Lara Jean’s decision to go to NYU and have a long-distance relationship with Peter in To All The Boys: Always & Forever is the right choice for her.
Lara Jean’s final decision on To all the boys: always and forever It will be risky regarding her relationship with Peter, but ultimately, it is the right decision for her. Netflix’s hit romantic comedy franchise comes to an end with Lara Jean and Peter going to college. Originally, the couple wanted to go to Stanford together, but after a series of unforeseen circumstances, Lara Jean chooses to go to NYU.
The third film of the YA books written by Jenny Han with the same title, To all the boys: always and forever, saw Peter and Lara Jean in his senior year of high school. Coming out of his predicament in To all the boys: PS I still love you where another recipient of the secret letters, John Ambrose McClaren, threatened to separate the couple, they seemed to be stronger than ever in the threequel. Unfortunately for them, just as they were getting used to having a relationship with each other, another massive change was coming as they left for college.
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After realizing that she was not accepted at Stanford, Lara Jean decided to go to UC Berkeley; Granted it’s a different school, but the hour-long drive between the two campuses wouldn’t be too brutal. Peter even suggested that after a year, he could run for Stanford again so they could be together. However, things changed during the school trip to New York when Lara Jean fell in love with the city. It didn’t help that he entered New York University, giving him the opportunity to spend the next four years of his life in the East Coast city. The only problem was that both she and Peter knew that maintaining a long-distance relationship would be difficult; they separated prematurely to save themselves from a later heartbreak. Fortunately, things worked out well and they sorted things out. To all the boys: always and forever It didn’t give the Lara Jean and Peter story a definitive ending even though the film effectively ended the franchise. But no matter what happens to them in the future, Lara Jean made the right decision to stay true to herself and what she really wants.
Before learning that she had not entered Stanford, Lara Jean put her and Peter’s life in front of her. They would both graduate from high school, go to Stanford, get married, buy a house, and then have a happy family life. But it is a dream. In reality, no one can really predict what the future holds. So instead of adhering to this fantasy of a perfect trip with Peter, she better put her own wishes and dreams first. That way, if the relationship doesn’t work out in the long run for them, she still has plans for her in the future. From the beginning, it was Peter who insisted that she go to Stanford, and To all the boys: always and forever She never made it clear why she wanted to study there, other than being with her boyfriend. But the movie, through Margot, floated the idea that Lara Jean was being forced to enroll at Stanford. Not that Peter was really forcing her to do it; in fact, he had been more understanding of Lara Jean’s final decision.
In hindsight, the only reason Lara Jean had a hard time accepting the desire to go to New York University was because she was afraid that the distance would cause her and Peter to break up. She had a brief taste of what it was like to be in a long distance relationship (LDR) at the beginning of To all the boys: always and forever when she and the Coveys went to South Korea, but it’s worth noting that it’s also the first time that she and Peter were separated for an extended period of time. Apart from this, the time difference made their situation much worse. But, if Lara Jean and Peter were able to survive that, it’s an indication that they might as well survive maintaining their relationship as they move forward with an LDR for the next four years.
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- To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021)Release date: February 12, 2021
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