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P.S. -- A romantic story about a late 30's divorced woman who gets to live her fairy tale when she is reunited with a high school sweetheart who had died previously and reincarnated in a mid 20's year old cutie.


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Release Date:
10 February 2005 (Portugal) See more »
What would you do for a second chance?
An unfulfilled divorced woman gets the chance to relive her past when she meets a young man who appears to be her high school sweetheart who died many years before. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Laura Linney ... Louise Harrington

Gabriel Byrne ... Peter Harrington

Lois Smith ... Ellie Silverstein

Paul Rudd ... Sammy Silverstein

Topher Grace ... F. Scott Feinstadt

Jennifer Carta ... Work Study

Becki Newton ... Rebecca

Chris Meyer ... Ricky

Marcia Gay Harden ... Missy Goldberg
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross A. McIntyre ... F. Scott's Neighbor (unconfirmed)

Susan Porro ... Waitress (unconfirmed)

Stacy Lynn Spierer ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Dylan Kidd 
Writing credits
Helen Schulman (novel)

Helen Schulman (screenplay) and
Dylan Kidd (screenplay)

Produced by
Allen Bain .... co-producer
Wouter Barendrecht .... executive producer
Anne Chaisson .... producer
John Hart .... producer (as John N. Hart)
Michael Hogan .... executive producer
Julian Iragorri .... executive producer
Robert Kessel .... producer
Jeffrey Sharp .... producer
Michael J. Werner .... executive producer (as Michael Werner)
Nina Wolarsky .... associate producer
Original Music by
Craig Wedren 
Cinematography by
Joaquín Baca-Asay (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kate Sanford 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond  (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey  (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Stephen Beatrice 
Art Direction by
Dina Varano 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Scoppa 
Pete Zumba 
Costume Design by
Amy Westcott 
Makeup Department
Jason Hayes .... key hair stylist
Susan Reilly LeHane .... key makeup artist
Tania Ribalow .... makeup artist
Amanda Ross-McDonald .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Paul Leonardo Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Aaron Waiton .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger M. Bobb .... first assistant director (as Roger Bobb)
Daniel Elefante .... second second assistant director
Jason Graham .... second assistant director
Josh Newport .... additional second second assistant director
Art Department
Charles Ard .... additional scenic artist
Ethan Ayer .... additional artwork
Stephen Beatrice .... additional artwork
Philip Berger .... art production assistant
Joel Thomas 'JT' Camp .... property master (as J.T. Camp)
Scott Canfield .... lead man
Michael Cloud .... additional artwork
Jennifer Curry .... additional artwork
Justin Davis .... artwork: Louise's Office
Neil Driscoll Jr. .... on-set dresser
Midge Duffy .... prop assistant (as Mary 'Midge' Duffy)
J. Foxx .... additional artwork
Julie Ho .... art production assistant
Bryan Hodge .... set dresser
Sam Horine .... carpenter
Greg Izzo .... set dresser
Joe James .... set dresser
Suzanne Kent .... additional artwork
Suzanne Kent .... scenic artist
Bryan LeBoeuf .... artwork: F. Scott paintings
Sylvan Lionni .... additional artwork
Cathryn Mazer .... additional on-set dresser
Leslie Seigel .... art production assistant
Brandon Smith .... art department assistant
Tom Snelgrove .... artwork: Louise's office
Robert Castillo .... illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Constanzo)
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Albert Gasser .... dialogue editor
Elisabeth Giglio .... sound studio manager
Philip Gleason .... second boom operator
Lewis Goldstein .... re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
George A. Lara .... foley supervisor (as George Lara)
Brian Miksis .... sound mixer
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Aaron J. Rudelson .... boom operator (as Aaron Rudelson)
Paul Sacco .... sound consultant: Dolby
David Warzynski .... foley recordist
Dan Wesson .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Luke DiTommaso .... visual effects
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
Jennifer Russomanno .... title designer
Keith Yurevitz .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Joshua Bar-Lev .... vtr operator
Hugo Bonilla .... additional electrician
Dave Bowers .... best boy grip
Bernard X. Brongniart .... additional grip (as Bernard Xavier Brongniart)
Michael Callaghan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Liz Campbell .... additional grip
Jean Chen .... additional electrician
Erica Colegrove .... camera loader
Alisa M. Colley .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Alisa Colley)
Matt Craig .... best boy electric (as Matthew Craig)
Magdelena Filardo .... additional grip (as Magdalena Filardo)
Bill Floyd .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Scott Gale .... camera production assistant
Matthew H. Giordano .... additional electrician (as Matthew Gordano)
Lisa-Marie Gleeson .... generator operator
Rick Griggs .... dolly grip
Melissa Guimaraes .... additional electrician
Amy Hall .... additional grip
James Heerdegen .... additional grip
Mai Iskander .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeffrey Kim .... additional electrician
Doug Kofsky .... second assistant camera
Josh Kraszewski .... additional electrician
Deidre Lally .... electrician
Marcus Lehmann .... electrician
Rachael Levine .... camera operator
Dennis A. Livesey .... first assistant camera
Lance Mayer .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mike Morini .... additional grip
Mike Morini .... grip
Paul Niccolls .... best boy grip
Matt Schuman .... additional grip
David Stern .... key grip
Mark Stetz .... additional electrician
Timothy M. Sweeney .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Timothy Sweeney)
Derek E. Tindall .... electrician
Bobby Vercruse .... electrician (as Robert Vercruse)
Derek Walker .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Reuben Wilder .... grip
John Woods .... gaffer
Casting Department
Jason McCallum .... extras casting assistant
Kristen Paladino .... extras casting
Steve Stancato .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Avila .... wardrobe production assistant
Karen Malecki .... costume assistant (as Karen Waiton)
Lisa Marzolf .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Don Ciana .... color timer
Sam Daley .... colorist: video mastering
Joe Violante .... color coordinator
Laura Weinberg .... assistant editor
Location Management
Kat Donahue .... assistant location manager
Lauren Fritz .... location scout
Chris Marsh .... location manager
Gayle Vangrofsky .... location scout
John Verni .... location scout (as J.P. Verni)
Music Department
Lee Mars .... music scoring mixer
Lee Mars .... score engineer
Joe McGinty .... music arranger: strings
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jack McKeever .... score engineer
Jonathan Scott Miller .... soundtrack producer
Nicole Pouliot .... music coordinator
Adam Sachs .... score engineer
Sally Swisher .... music editor
Craig Wedren .... music arranger: strings
Transportation Department
Peter Reith .... transportation captain
Other crew
David Beatrice .... assistant: Dylan Kidd
Christy Benanti .... office production assistant
Andrew Cesana .... additional production assistant
Eileen Choi .... assistant: John Hart
Kenneth Chu .... production assistant
Dennis Ciccone Jr. .... additional production assistant (as Dennis Ciccone)
Amy Dempsey .... assistant production office coordinator
Luke DiTommaso .... titles
Jesse Fox Chaney .... production assistant (as Jesse Chaney)
Melissa Gelernter .... additional production assistant
Laurie Gershon .... product placement/clearances
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Patrick Huber .... production assistant
Joshua W. Ingalls .... key production assistant
Markus Janner .... titles
Nicholas Owen Langholff .... key set production assistant
Matt Maisto .... production assistant
Ross A. McIntyre .... director of development: Dirty Rice
Natalia Parsons .... production assistant
Derek Pastures .... parking coordinator
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
Jennifer Russomanno .... titles
Clarence Sharpe .... additional key production assistant
Michael Sledd .... additional production assistant
Daryl Sledge .... production assistant
Roodly St. Eloi .... additional production assistant
Elizabeth Verghese .... key production accountant
Daniel Wagner .... production office coordinator
Brett Williams .... production executive
Keith Yurevitz .... titles
Laylee Olfat .... special thanks
Campbell Scott .... thanks

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Rated R for language and sexuality
97 min | Canada:100 min (Ontario)
Color (Technicolor)
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[first lines]
Peter Harrington:I can hear you.
Louise Harrington:Hear what?
Peter Harrington:Counting the calories.
Louise Harrington:Fuck off.
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43 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Ensemble film that shouldn't fade into obscurity, 14 October 2004
Author: ortenzia

Basically the film is about a lonely 39 year old woman named Louise (Laura Linney) whose only friend (self-admitted) is her ex-husband. She lives her safe and humdrum life working at Admissions for Columbia, talking to her best friend (Marcia Gay Harden) who is going through her own adulthood misery, and watching happier, younger couples from her office aloft. So, when an application with the name F. Scott Fienstadt (Topher Grace), the same name as the young love of her life who died, comes along she has no problem going completely out of her comfort zone and daily routine to meet, seduce, and compare the new to the old, or rather her indestructible memory of the old.

It's a dangerous plot premise-- already you've got the Mrs. Robinson comparisons, as well as the tiptoe out of reality with the same name as her dead love, and the adulthood alienation script. However, it seems that every single person in the movie was completely aware of the danger and paid so much care to their work that you don't even recognize it. Laura Linney, in a demanding role, manages to not only evoke sympathy while she tortures the younger man with her cynicism but also gives a complexity and innocence to the female character that most every actress in Hollywood strives for but seldom achieves. Topher Grace, as her paramour, gives a smart performance that mixes the self-confidence of youth with a restrained, intellectual, old soul backbone that really serves to offer himself up as more than a teenage, primetime face. Marcia Gay Harden is wonderful and real as always, she could have hammed up this character, but she played it very nicely -- so much so you could see the girl in the woman, which is exactly what she needed to do. The rest of the supporting cast is solid, and since it is such a small ensemble, heavily appreciated.

Yes, the ending isn't what it could have been but the relationship and the plot could have been a whole lot worse. If anything, I highly recommend it for people who love the small ensemble films that attempt to deal openly and honestly with out of the box relationships and being who you are at the age you are now. 6/10.

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