Here Are All the Iconic Movie References Mentioned In “To All the Boys: Always and Forever”
Lara Jean Song Covey and Peter Kavinsky of the “To All the Boys” trilogy have become one of most beloved couples in the history of Netflix rom-coms. And it turns out that the series’ third and final film has nods to other famous movies — among other iconic genres — that will give you the same nostalgic, warm feelings as Covey and Kavinsky’s love.
Earlier this week, Netflix posted a carousel on Instagram revealing the references to other iconic films seen throughout “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.” Some of them are obvious — like Kavinsky holding up a boombox outside of Covey’s window just like Lloyd Dobler did for Diane Court in “Say Anything” — while others are more subtle, like Covey’s mention of soap making from “Fight Club.”
When Covey is putting together a list of movies while figuring out a date for her and Kavinsky, “X-Men Apocalypse” happens to be one of them, which Lana Condor, who plays Covey, acted in. Similarly, “Charlie’s Angels” is also a non-scratched-off film on the sheet of paper (Noah Centineo, who plays Kavinsky, had a role in the 2019 reboot).
At one point in the movie, Covey and Kavinsky have a bowling date, and they both show up in pink and teal bowling shirts. Before his turn, Kavinsky kisses the bowling ball — an ode to “The Big Lebowski.” There’s also a scene at the high school prom when Covey asks “Do you want to dance, Mr. Kavinsky?” which any “Pride and Prejudice” fan would recognize (plus, Covey is spotted reading the novel, too).
And that’s just scratching the surface of the callbacks. Check out the rest of the carousel to discover more film references that made a cameo in “To All the Boys: Always and Forever.” Or, watch the new movie on Netflix to see if you can spot them in the wild.