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It Breathes Fresh Life Into Old Tropes
Inarguably, Peter is a jock, and a total Jake Ryan lookalike (Sixteen Candles, anyone?) Throw a little Mark Ruffalo in for good measure. In accordance with the trope of brainless and superficial high school jock, he could easily have been portrayed as a shallow "lacrosse bro," but instead exhibits a rare emotional intelligence that is frankly unbelievable — but we love it anyway. He also falls for Lara Jean, who is decidedly wittier and more well-read than your average high schooler.