I may be a bit behind the times here, but this past weekend I finally sat down to watch Netflix's original movie "To All the Boys I've Loved Before." There has been a ton of debate swirling around the interweb about how it compares to "The Kissing Booth," and I would be remiss if I didn't admit that I liked it a tad more than its predecessor. The casting was wonderful and even though both movies have predominately high school-centric storylines, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" seemed a bit more...realistic?
Something that I'm still not over from TABILB, though, is that fact that Peter manages to be such a good guy throughout the entire movie, yet somehow fails to get Lara Jean's scrunchie back from the awful Gen. Honestly, he shouldn't have let Gen take it from him in the first place. I mean, that was Lara Jean's favorite one! Entrusting someone with your favorite scrunchie is like letting someone borrow the hair tie on your wrist that you finally got perfectly stretched out. Will they give it back, or will life cease to continue on as you know it?
I understand that Gen was Peter's first love, and I'm sure we can all understand how hard it is to get over the first relationship that you're convinced is The One. That said, there's no reason that he couldn't have gotten the scrunchie back from Gen later in the story. You know, like when he went to her hotel room on the ski trip to officially end things with her, perhaps? "Hey, we're over. I like Lara Jean now. Gimme back her scrunchie." Easy as pie.
Thankfully, the dreamboat Noah Centineo, who plays Peter in the film, agrees that his character should have put his foot down the minute Gen took the scrunchie from him. "He should have been like, no," Centineo told Bustle. "He's ridiculous for that."
"I totally understand why Peter allowed it," he continued. "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. 'You look good, you always look good.' Like, of course. This feels like home. He's powerless."
OK, now I'm crying. He's wounded, I GET IT. But still.
"That being said, he should grow the f*ck up and respect his current situation," Centineo says. Amen, you gorgeous human, you.
If we're lucky enough to get a TABILB sequel (which we likely will, because $$), will it be centered around Lara Jean finally getting her scrunchie back? TBH, I hope so.