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P.S. I Love You (2007)

 -  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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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 »

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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

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£224,096 (UK) (21 December 2007)

Gross:

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

The whole letter to sent to his Mom & Dad in Ireland says: "Dear Mum & Dad. Well, Doc says there's not much time so I thought I'd write to you, seeing how bad we Kennedy's are with modern day contraptions like telephones. Tell Dad to not lay about and to take care of his legs-keep them walking. I always think of Dad walking across the farm yelling after the hands too lazy to keep the chickens fed. And you Mum, yelling at Dad to treat the boys with a Father's hand, not a father's belt. I remember everything Mum. And I thank you for giving me a mother's breath of life and love. No son ever loved a mother more, I can tell you that. Never could say it to your face. Nor to Dad. But I love you." See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Holly is visiting her in-laws, Rosie is searching for a specific portion of the letter and turns the page from front to back. After Holly says/asks that Gerry knew she would come to visit them, Rosie once again turns the page from front to back. See more »

Quotes

William: You know, it got a lot darker while I was busy.
Holly Kennedy: [after encouragement to say something from Sharon and Denise]
[takes a sip]
Holly Kennedy: Mm. Yeah, it gets dark at night... here.
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This film is dedicated in loving memory of Windland Smith Rice 1970 - 2005 See more »

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Referenced in Bride Wars (2009) See more »

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If I Ever Leave This World Alive
Written by Dennis Casey, Matt Hensley, Nathen Maxwell (as Nathen Jeglinski),
Dave King (as David King), Bridget Regan, Bob Schmidt (as Robert Schmidt) and George Schwindt
Performed by Flogging Molly
Courtesy of Side One Dummy Records
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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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