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P.S. I Love You (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  21 December 2007 (USA)
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A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose Kennedy
Brian McGrath ...
Martin Kennedy


Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life - a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it's a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake, and to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to tell her to get out and "celebrate herself". In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way; P.S. I Love You. Holly's mother and best friends begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but in fact, each letter is pushing ... Written by Orange

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Sometimes you have to live life one letter at a time See more »


Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

P.S. Volim te  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£224,096 (UK) (21 December 2007)


$53,680,848 (USA) (7 March 2008)

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During the filming of a strip sequence, Gerard Butler's suspenders hit Hilary Swank on the forehead. She received a cut and had to be brought to a hospital where she received several stitches. See more »


During the scenes on the road, just prior to their first kiss, Holly is wearing Gerry's leather jacket which changes states of openness several times. At one point, the jacket is slightly open with the flaps flat against her chest, then the jacket is shown more open with the flaps flipped back on themselves, then switches back again. Then, Holly starts to walk away and remembers that she is wearing his jacket & reaches up to take it off. Cut to a long shot where it shows the jacket buttoned about halfway up from the bottom. See more »


Holly Kennedy: No, it's not gonna work. I feel like I'm trying on a new pair of shoes I really wanna buy, but they just don't fit. Sorry.
William: Alright then, how about going barefoot for a while?
[he kisses her]
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated in loving memory of Windland Smith Rice 1970 - 2005 See more »


Featured in HBO First Look: P.S., I Love You (2007) See more »


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Written and Performed by Nick Pagliari
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Total tearjerker falsely billed as a romantic comedy
26 January 2008 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on a girls-night-out to the movies, and we chose it on the basis of the previews, which had billed it as a romantic comedy. Wow, were they ever wrong! The basic plot is this: Woman loses husband far too early and tragically. Woman grieves for husband, hard. Husband, through a plan pre-arranged before his death, sends woman letters at set intervals, each one causing a fresh stream of tears to fall.

The acting was great. Hillary Swank was particularly good in her role, and let us see her vulnerability and conflicting emotions. The supporting cast was all excellent, and ladies, there is more than enough male eye candy in this movie to go around.

But - and I strongly warn all of you considering this as a light comedy or a date movie - it's sad. Very very sad. Even the happy parts are sad. If you go see this, wear waterproof mascara and bring lots of tissues. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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