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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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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The name of Gerry's (Gerard Butler) company is Enniskerry Limo. Enniskerry is a real village in Ireland and is Gerry's hometown. 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

Holly Kennedy: Will you listen to him?
Vicky: What?
Holly Kennedy: He's obviously worried about this. Look at him... he's pale.
Vicky: Who are you to tell me how to talk to my husband?
Holly Kennedy: I'm saying you shouldn't push this on him, if he doesn't want to do it.
Vicky: I'll push whatever the hell I want on him. He's my husband. I want this apartment, we're doing this.
Holly Kennedy: Say no, Ted!
Vicky: It is amazing to me that you are still talking. Ted, don't listen to her.
Holly Kennedy: Ted, she's being a tyrant. She's got your balls on one of those things that you know, uh, clink back and ...
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Same Mistake
Written by James Blunt
Performed by James Blunt
Courtesy of Custard/Atlantic Recording Corporation
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An overall enjoyable chick flick and good date movie
20 December 2007 | by the-movie-guySee all my reviews

(Synopsis) Holly (Hilary Swank) has been married nine years to a wild Irishman, Gerry Kennedy (Gerard Butler), and her one true love. Unfortunately for Holly, Gerry is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. Knowing he only has a short time to live; Gerry writes Holly a series of letters that will guide her through her grief. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday. Gerry has sent her a birthday cake and a tape recording explaining the letters that she will be getting in the mail. Over the next year, Gerry wants Holly to follow the orders in his letters by going on new adventures and to celebrate life by finding herself. Holly's best friends, Denise (Lisa Kudrow) and Sharon (Gina Gershon), accompany her on her journey. Gerry always signs off each letter with "P.S. I Love You."

(My Comment) This is definitely a chick flick that will not only make you cry, but make you laugh, plus the women will fall in love with Gerard Butler. Gerard was excellent in his part and Hilary did a fine job as well. At first I didn't think Hilary could pull off the romantic comedy role, but in the end you get use to her doing it. Hilary actually makes you feel her pain and how devastated she was when her husband died. I guarantee you that you will tear up during several scenes. Overall it was an enjoyable chick flick that you can take a date. (Warner Bros. Pictures, Run Time 2:06, Rated PG-13) (7/10)


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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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