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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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Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Steven Rogers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Swank ... Holly
Gerard Butler ... Gerry
Lisa Kudrow ... Denise
Gina Gershon ... Sharon
James Marsters ... John
Kathy Bates ... Patricia
Harry Connick Jr. ... Daniel
Nellie McKay ... Ciara
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... William
Dean Winters ... Tom
Anne Kent ... Rose Kennedy
Brian McGrath Brian McGrath ... Martin Kennedy
Sherie Rene Scott ... Barbara
Susan Blackwell ... Vicky
Michael Countryman ... Ted
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Storyline

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 there's only one thing left to say. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

P.S. I Love You See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,283,468, 23 December 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,695,808, 13 March 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,835,339
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1.85 : 1
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Hilary Swank was cast as director Richard LaGravenese (who had just worked with her on _Freedom Writers_) wanted audiences to see the lighter side of the actress. See more »

Goofs

After Gerry gets smacked in the face by the "broken" suspender clasp, we see the silver clasp land under the dresser. Yet, when he's moaning and lifting his leg to get onto the bed, we can actually see the clasp still intact on the front suspender that came loose, which is dangling right behind him (just look between his legs). Of course, in the next shot, that clasp is gone. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Connelly: You've been thinking about me?
Holly Kennedy: Because you've been a real friend through all this.
Daniel Connelly: Have you ever thought of me in the nude?
Holly Kennedy: [laughing] No.
Daniel Connelly: Not even with my shirt off?
Holly Kennedy: [still laughing] Gerry, stop it.
Daniel Connelly: Daniel, I'm Daniel, are you ever gonna feel the way you felt about Gerry with anyone else, or do you need one of your letters to figure that out?
[He leaves]
Holly Kennedy: Where are you going?
Daniel Connelly: [He comes back] I really like you, but I can't be the Invisible Man. I'm tired of being the shoulder, I want to be another ...
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Crazy Credits

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

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Features Now, Voyager (1942) See more »

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In a Swingin' Mood
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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P.leasantly S.weet, I liked it, but it is just good, not great
26 December 2007 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Holly (Hillary Swank) has been married for a number of years to handsome Gerry (Gerard Butler), an Irish gentleman. Wed at 19, he is the only love of her life and they have big plans for the future. Sadly, however, Gerry is stricken with cancer and dies, leaving Holly desolate. But, much to her surprise, letters start arriving from Gerry, under unusual circumstances, letters that provide encouragement for Holly to move forward with her life. Gerry suggests that Holly do some karaoke and take a trip to Ireland, where she should learn to fish and visit his relatives. It doesn't' hurt that Holly has two loving friends (Lisa Kudrow and Gina Gershon), a hovering mother (Kathy Bates), and a good-looking new friend (Harry Connick, Jr.) looking out for her, also. But, can Holly truly overcome the serious blow that life has given her? This is a sweet movie but, I must confess, I was a wee bit disappointed. Yes, I loved the basic story and the cast is beyond terrific. Swank is quite nice as the young widow while Butler is greatly engaging as the husband, with many of his scenes told in flashback. In fact, Butler is a new favorite among American women, thanks to Dear Frankie, and let us all hope we see much more of him. Kudrow, Gershon, Bates, Connick Jr., and some of the Irish players are just right, too, breathing more life into a script that is erratic and sometimes contrived. Of course, the sets in Manhattan and Ireland are very wonderful, as are the costumes and great camera work. But, the film could have used more careful direction and editing, in my view. However, all fans of romantic comedy should not miss it, no. As the fountain of romcom films has considerably dried up in the last two years, any new entry is a hearty meal for the starving. Just do not expect another Music and Lyrics this time around.


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