Photo: Katie Yu/Netflix This Friday, Netflix wrapped up its sparkly rom-com trilogy of Lara Jean Covey’s time in high school with To All the Boys: Always and Forever . After falling into a relationship with her crush Peter Kavinsky thanks to an old love letter in the first movie , wrestling with her attraction to another crush in the second , Lara Jean’s got a new paramour in her life, only this time around it’s [cue Sex and the City music] the city of New York! Peter gets into Stanford and Lara Jean doesn’t, but then she finds herself longing for a new life across the country at NYU. Meanwhile, there’s also a dreamy trip to Seoul, stressed-out parental dynamics, a wedding, scrunchies, and her younger sister’s discovery of boys. Vulture’s Devon Ivie and Jackson McHenry got together to discuss this melancholic end of an era. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Jackson McHenry: What a journey we’ve been on with Lara Jean. She fell in love in one movie, was caught in a … [Read more...] about And Now, Some Discourse About the Ending of the
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Sixteen Candles Photo: Universal Pictures It’s easy to get swept up in a cute teen romance. They’re fun, there’s the nostalgia factor (we were all teens once!), and they’re full of so much hope — the feeling that this is just the beginning . But here’s the thing: Because we’re all so busy getting swept away and having fun and remembering what hope feels like, we don’t always have the most discerning eye when it comes to who our hero has chosen to fall in love with. Sometimes, when you take a closer look at what’s going on and who we’ve been spending cinematic time with, you realize that this person is no good at all and our hero can do much, much better. Don’t get me wrong, some of your favorite teen rom-com love interests are just fine — wonderful, even! — but we owe it to ourselves and our rom-com heroes to examine this idea further. And so Vulture has taken it upon itself to put a sampling of love interests from teen comedies (spanning from the ’80s to today) to the test … [Read more...] about Is This Teen Rom-Com Love Interest Really Worth Dating?