PS I Love You

  • 12
  • Richard LaGravenese (2007)
  • US
  • 120 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Something about this second-rate Truly Madly Deeply leaves a nasty taste in the mouth. Based on Cecelia Ahern's novel, it stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler as Holly and Gerry - lovers who marry after a whirlwind romance. But their happiness is short-lived. Gerry dies of a terminal illness - but not before writing, for posthumous delivery, umpteen letters of guidance. These direct Holly, not just towards closure in their relationship, but also towards a new love. Such advice from beyond the grave is creepy enough. But Gerry's assumption that Holly's every mood and move can be predicted with complete accuracy is somewhat arrogant. It also means that, despite being adapted from a book written by a woman, this ropey if slickly made romantic comedy has an unpleasant chauvinistic overtone.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Following the death of her husband Gerry, Holly Kennedy receives the first in a series of letters and tape recordings that Gerry had written before his demise in the hope that they would give her strength and help her rebuild her life.

Cast and crew

Cast

Holly Kennedy
Hilary Swank
Gerry Kennedy
Gerard Butler
Denise
Lisa Kudrow
Daniel
Harry Connick Jr
Sharon
Gina Gershon
William
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Patricia
Kathy Bates
John
James Marsters
Ciara
Nellie McKay
Tom
Dean Winters

Crew

Director
Richard LaGravenese

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Some swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 4 Jan 2008
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Technicolor Home Entertainment Services
Categories
Drama

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