Great Movie, Must See Romantic Comedy. (by AbadKitty)
My most favorite romantic chick flick the last two years!! What makes this movie so great is if you have no expectation. Because of reviews and not thinking Hilary Swank could pull off romantic made this movie shine. She pulls it off and the movie is way better than the reviews. Tear Jerker! The shining happy moments are definitely the comedy relief Harry Connick Jr. brings. He is good in this movie... sexy... charming and hilarious. This movie has a great ending and just is so beautiful. I read half the book and wow, the movie makes the book look bad. The movie is better than the book!Now I <more>
love seeing girly movies, mostly they have disappointed me or been just okay. This one was better than all the rest.
I was lucky enough to get advance screening tickets to go see this movie. I loved it! It is very funny and very romantic. It stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler that gorgeous hunk of man who starred in 300, if you haven't seen it--go rent it .At the start of the movie, Holly Hilary Swank and Gerry Kennedy Gerard Butler are married and they are having a marital spat, which, trust me, is hilarious. Let's just say they end the fight with him doing a very funny striptease. In the next scene, we find that he has died. Holly is so bereaved she is unable to function but soon letters <more>
start arriving--from Gerry. He spaces the letters about a month apart and in each letter he teaches Holly how to get on with the business of living.Her ensuing adventures with best friends, Lisa Kudrow and Lisa Gershon are hilarious. Along the way, she meets Harry Connick, Jr. and Jeffrey Dean Morgan who played Denny in Grey's Anatomy . The supporting cast is wonderful especially the hilarious Lisa Kudrow . The movie is very funny, much more funny than sad. And Gerard Butler is quite terrific in it and I am not just saying that because I am a fan . He is romantic, sexy, and just plain sweet. The striptease scene alone is worth the price of admission. I never laughed so hard.Hilary Swank is very, very good. She and Gerry have really great chemistry. In the scenes they have together, you totally see how much in love they are with each other and why Holly is so bereaved when he dies. Although the movie does stray from the book at times, in my opinion it's an improvement. For example, Gerard Butler is not only in the first 10 minutes or so of the movie, but he is also in it quite a bit through flashbacks and such. Plus you get to hear him sing which he has not done in a movie since "The Phantom of the Opera" .So if you get a chance this holiday season, go see this wonderful romantic, funny movie. You will love it! Amy V.
Drama? Romantic Comedy? Who cares? This is the best film EVER! (by ayeluvyew)
I have never felt compelled to leave a comment about a film until i saw P.S. I Love You. The emotional journey of the story was engulfing and intense. The comical and dramatic aspects of the film were both nurtured and explored deeply. I've never cried and laughed at the same time. I would absolutely recommend anyone to watch this film. In fact, after watching it with my mom I plan to watch it with my boyfriend!Lastly, I would recommend that you watch the deleted scenes. The last one showing the McCarthy couple - Gina Gershon and James Marsters was truly touching, and I wish it <more>
As a husband who has a wife battling for her life with recurrent ovarian cancer, this movie struck very close to home. We a both in our late 20's and I am facing the possibility of burying my wife far to young, so suffice to say we both went to the movie and had a hard time keeping the eyes dry. There is nothing worse then prospect or actuality of burying your lover and your friend. I know this movie got a lot of negative reviews but when you see your life mirrored on the big screen you can't help but be moved by her struggle to move on and his undying love for her. I see another <more>
reviewer said to keep the boyfriends/husbands home, these people obviously have not faced such tragic circumstances. Usually I'd be the first to tear apart a click flick, but this didn't feel as cliché as most and I liked how the ending wasn't as predictable as click flick movies usually are.
In a poignant scene Gerald Butler's spirit of Gerry confesses to Hilary Swank's Holly, "I'm not asking you to remember me " and to move on. Although being a little too long, Writer and Director Richard LaGravenese's "P.S. I Love You" is a whimsical and surprisingly touching romantic comedy about life continuing forward. Swank and LaGravenese have collaborated before on "Freedom Writers" as evidenced in the movie's comfortable and sturdy feel. Hilary Swank is great in this romantic comedy, an edgy departure for the actor. Swank thrives--she <more>
never forces the humor, completely natural. She embodies a humanity and spirit in Holly that makes her vulnerable and funny in the story's context. Gerald Bulter is boldly charming as Holly's late husband Gerry, the Irishman full of life and dreams. Swank and Butler have a wondrous chemistry that smooths out the rougher edges of LaGravenese and Steve Rogers screenplay based on the novel by Wendy Finerman.Even with its over wrought indulgences, "P.S. I Love You" rewards the narrative payoff. Wisely on the part of LaGravenese and Rogers, the catharsis opts for the lyrical and realm of possibility. The performances are stellar. Academy Award Winner Kathy Bates is awesome as Holly's mother Patricia. Seeing fellow Oscar Winner Swank and Bates together is truly something special. There is a heartbreaking scene where Swank's Holly breaks down to her mother saying, "I'm alone!" Later Bates's Patrica says to her daughter, " If you're all alone, we're all together with you in that, too." So even with its intentional quirks and cheesy trappings-- all is forgiven, because ultimately "P.S. I Love You" is about the courage to love again and live life.As "P.S" opens Holly is furious that Gerry told her mother at dinner that they are not planning on having kids right now. Although accurate, Holly is still livid. Holly laments that she is waiting for her life to start. Gerry reminds, "We are in life " Transparent to us: Gerry and Holly are soul matesthe great love of each other's life. Fast forward several months, Gerry has died of a brain tumor. After the wake, Holly discovers that Gerry has arranged for the delivery of his letters all making requests of Holly. Unable or perhaps unwilling to move on after her loss, this may not be the best thing for Holly. Or is it a way for Holly to discover life anew? Much of the movie's charm derives from Holly's trip to Gerry's Irish homeland, and her loyal friends. Lisa Kudrow plays Denise, Holly's gal pal who is crassly determined to hunt down a single, straight, and employed mana crusade seemingly more difficult than it seems. Kudrow is at her scattered and hysterical best. Hot and sexy Gina Gershon plays other gal pal Sharon. Gershon is deceivingly strong and smart with the apparently vapid Sharon, who really possesses a depth of character. In a surprising moment in what initially feels like a frivolously long fishing scene with all three women, reminds Holly that her friends are moving on with their lives. Holly's trip to Ireland is a beautiful interlude that represents an eloquent return to the traditional and solid. Here LaGravenese brilliantly orchestrates his story of love everlasting and regret. Hilary Swank amazingly balances the suffering and resolute spirit in Holly. She too is brilliant and absolutely beautiful. Her smile just lights up your soul, and her anguish strikes an emotional chord. Gerald Butler is at his charismatic best. Butler also expertly tempers his charm with a touching and gentle compassion."P.S. I Love You" is one of the best romantic comedies in a long while, that has a great love story. Richard LaGravenese tells a wistful and touching tale with amazing performances and chemistry by Hilary Swank and Gerald Butler. Take a chance on "P.S. I Love You".
To be fully honest, I'm not one for what we know as "chick-flicks" because of their tendency to be as predictable as a crystal ball or as cheesy as cheese. However, hearing that Gerard Butler and James Marsters were both in this film together, seeing as I adore both actors for many different reasons, I thought I might be able to stomach it and maybe even have a laugh. By the end of the film, I found this film to be more than just a "chick-flick"; it was instead a bittersweet story about a young widow, played by the strongly talented Hilary Swank, coping with the death <more>
of her husband through letters that he'd written for her teaching her how to live and remember how to be happy with herself. All in all, I'd say it was a great film. It was one of those film that can make you smile, scream, laugh and cry and the writers capture the audiences emotions beautifully. The writer has clearly gone through the same situation of losing a loved one because if I'm not mistaken, I do recall hearing my grandmother going through the same emotions that Swank's character was going through after her own husband passed away. The acting in the film is perfectly done. Butler, though he can't hold an Irish accent very well, plays the role of a goofball perfectly, especially in his striptease scene and when he was watching his wife sing a sexy karaoke tune poor guy was trying to contain himself while covering Marsters' eyes . Swank is also hilarious and in a scene when she's crying in an emotional breakdown, she plays it more realistically than I have ever seen on film. What is also great about the film is that it rebels against most romantic comedies by practically spoofing typical chick-flick events, which was a great relief to me, since the recycled plots that I see in too many films and books nowadays *cough*Enchanted*cough* gets more than just annoying. Out of ten, I will give it a nine because the only problem I had with the film was Butler's accent. Other than that, it was a great film with a well-chosen cast and a well-written script.
I am so glad I went against the many negative reviews of this movie... because it was fantastic! It has stuck with me in the several hours since I've seen it. Claims that Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler have no chemistry just are not true- the characters are different, and they clash at times, but this shouldn't be misconstrued. One can definitely see the love they have for each other, though the ways they express it are very different. Never has a movie pushed me to the brink of tears so many times! Sure, in Titanic we all or was it just me...? cried when we realized Leo's <more>
character had died, but P.S. I Love You brings that feeling several times over. It is so relatable- how would we act if we were completely grief-stricken with nothing to comfort us? I love this movie- both my friend that saw it with me and myself fully intend on buying it on DVD when it is released. Highly recommended. Don't forget Kleenex! *Kudos to Kudrow who is freaking hilarious!*
Critics strike out with me again...PS I Love You is a romance to write home about (by Robert_duder)
I wanted to see PS I Love You and I knew my girlfriend would love it too. The critics scathing reviews immediately scared me although I try not to listen but it seemed that they were pretty certain it was a dud and the few people I spoke to that had seen it seemed to agree. So it was with caution and perhaps low expectations that we went to see it and I am so glad I once again ignored their bad comments. PS I Love You is a very down to business, cute romance with a beautiful story, touching moments and YES it actually brought some tears to my eyes...just once...briefly...and it's really <more>
something for a film to do that for me. Certainly the film is not your traditional love story because the main characters' romance begins with one of them dying. But the film makers still weave this beautiful, touching story with some great performances and a new romance blooming in the background without ever infringing or depreciating the original romance. In some ways it could be described as a little shallow and without a lot of content but it's meant to make you feel good in a very dark comedy kind of way. They poke fun at death a little bit and come out with some seemingly crude off color humor but it fits into the story just perfectly.Multiple Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank plays Holly Kennedy, the happily married, financially struggling wife who finds herself a widow before too long. Devastated and depressed she finds herself on an obscure adventure set up by her husband before he died. It's really a self discovering trip and Swank has a certain likability and it works really well for this film because she carries a lot of the story and the romance single handedly. She does very well. Gerard Butler is handsome and adorable as her husband Gerry. Butler and Swank do have terrific chemistry which is absolutely pertinent for this type of film obviously. Butler does a lot of voice work and his deep masculine voice works well for the film. The supporting cast around the couple is really the soul of this film because even though their parts are small they all work really well together and they are a terrific ensemble cast. Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters so cool to see him on the big screen---been a big fan since Buffy days and Jeffrey Dean Morgan is terrific and equally as great a presence as Butler is. Honestly I could have done without Harry Connick Jr. as Swank's first love interest. I thought he was kind of goofy and out of place in the film although he redeems himself a little later on in the film. And finally an honorable mention to the incomparable Kathy Bates as Swank's mother. She has her own little back story and she is really terrific and just ups the ante of the cast immediately. I wish she'd do more on screen!! The film jumps around from flash backs including some beautiful Irish scenery , to voice over letter reading to karaoke scenes, fishing, and some very good physical comedy. The one liners and some of the comedy is a little dark and you almost wonder if you should be laughing at it but they deal with love and death in a very open and unhindered way and its very refreshing and a different approach to the romance genre. The cast is great and the romance is well dealt with and considering how they set up this intense and passionate romance between Butler and Swank they still make you enjoy her new romance in the horizon and not feel any animosity for her moving on. I also have to give them HUGE kudos to the ending because I was thoroughly disappointed with what I thought the ending would be and they completely surprised me and I loved it. So ignore all the harsh critics and enjoy this really cute and fun and a little dark date movie that anyone can have fun with. And if you're wondering when my eyes welled up it was the scene when she doing Karaoke and everyone else faded away and her husband was sitting there listening to her...got me...right here. Go see it. 8.5/10
Sometimes there's only one thing left to say: Great Movie! (by Smells_Like_Cheese)
When I first saw the trailer for P.S. I Love You, I was so thrown off and knew that I did not want to see this movie, it looked so typical and like it was an over blown chick flick. But I heard some great things about the film and decided to just wait for the rental, I got it on Tuesday and watched it today, I have to say that I am so glad I gave this movie a chance, it was such a pleasure to watch. It had great actors and a very touching story, something that really hasn't been done before. What happens when you have to start your life all over again without the love of your life? How <more>
scary is it? I think the reason I love this film is that everyone could relate to it, wither you've been: widowed, divorced, left by a relative or friend, or had a bad break up, this movie expresses all the emotions and hard times that you'll go through, but to remember that it's OK to live again.Holly had a wonderful husband, Gerry, even though they fought quite a bit, he was the one love of her life, and due to a brain tumor, he was taken so quickly from her. At the young age of 30, she has to rediscover what it is to go on without him, but to her surprise, she receives letters from Gerry that he wrote to her before he passed away. Leading her to have the courage and strength to do what she didn't think she could do before, and most of all love and live again.Hilary Swank and Gerald Butler have this dead on chemistry that makes the film work so well. Gerry's letters to Holly were so touching, I usually hate the sappy stuff, but this was just a sweet movie that will touch anyone's heart and also make them laugh at the same time. Kathy Bate's speech at the end with Hilary Swank was so true about how hard it is after being alone and having to learn to live again, it's a strange feeling, it's almost like learning to breathe again. P.S. I Love You is a great movie, I do recommend it, it's just a decent movie that is more than worth your time, it doesn't over kill on anything, just makes you feel good.8/10