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 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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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According to the Christmas 2006 issue of People magazine, Jeffrey Dean Morgan had to learn to play the guitar for his part in this film in a very short time. His guitar instructor was Nancy Wilson of the band Heart. Morgan was thrilled to take lessons from her, because, in his own words, "I had such a crush on her as a kid." See more »

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During the dinner with her mother, Holly is setting the table and when she reaches to put something on the table you can see her dress is torn at the armpit. Her sister then sits at the table and when she stretches again to hand her something, it is fixed. See more »

Quotes

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Holly Kennedy: What if this is it, Gerry? What if this is all there is to our life? You have to have a plan. Why do I have to be the responsible grown-up who worries? Why can't I be the cute, carefree Irish guy who sings all the time?
Gerry Kennedy: Because you can't sing without making dogs bark?
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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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Total tearjerker falsely billed as a romantic comedy
26 January 2008 | by segacsSee 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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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:

$6,481,221, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:

$53,695,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,835,339
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1.85 : 1
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