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P.S. I Love You (2007)

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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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Taglines:

Sometimes you have to live life one letter at a time 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. Volim te 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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

In the boat scene, when the girls are being rescued and the image is a long-shot, you can see a cable keeping the boat steady. This is not an anchor, because they spoke about drifting to the shore. See more »

Quotes

Holly Kennedy: Maybe we can defy God and go see a Yankees game.
Daniel Connelly: Yeah, we'll be really weird friends joined by self-pity, bitterness and vomit.
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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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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Showgirls (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Love You 'til the End
Written by Darryl Hunt
Performed by Hilary Swank and Nancy Wilson
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P.S. = Pleasant Surprise
20 March 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Generally speaking, I dislike the romantic American tearjerker dramas especially films like 'Titanic'. So i tend to avoid them. A few that I have liked include 'Far and Away' and 'The English Patient' (which was much more than the average movie of this genre). What interested me about 'P.S. I Love You' was the interesting ensemble cast. Now that I have watched the film, I must say that it came as a pleasant surprise.

I found it very fresh: the cast which brings together talents like Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates and Hilary Swank; the idea of shooting in Ireland was very refreshing and the beautiful locations were so wonderfully shot that it just makes one want to visit the beautiful country; the screenplay, yes it is flawed as there are a few corny moments and some of the situations are a little too convenient but most of the dialogues are great, the comedic undertone is mostly welcoming and not misplaced, the ending is different from what one would expect; the soundtrack which adds more life into the moments.

It's ironic that just the other day I watched 'Reign Over Me' which also dealt with 'grieving over' lost loved ones. Both films were totally different but it was interesting to see how the central character of both films deal, or more correctly, fail to cope with their losses in different ways. Both the writer and director LaGravenese put a lot of heart into 'P.S. I Love You' and the film is strengthened by the chemistry of the actors.

Both Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler are excellent. The chemistry between them is electric. Swank gracefully shows Holly's transition from the whiny but loving working wife to the lonely widow. In a flashback scenes we see her brilliantly pull off the naive teenager. It's no surprise that the woman can act. Butler is terrific as the charming, lively and funny Gerry but his grasp of the Irish accent is disastrous. Lisa Kudrow provides comic relief. The actress gives a natural performance with shades of her famous Phoebe Buffay character (which I didn't mind as I miss Phoebe) but I wish she was given more screen time. Even Gina Gershon springs a surprise with a decent performance. Kathy Bates's acting is beautifully restrained. Harry Connick Jr. too adds some comedy (which might not appeal to all).

'P.S. I Love You' makes for a good rainy day film. It might not appeal to all as there are a few fluffy corny moments but the film does make its point well and for me it was worth a watch.


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