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PS I Love You made Gerard Butler hollywoods hottest bachelor. This film really is what love is all about. This film caused arguments between me and my mum. I think it is really amazing that he leaves her letters each month to help her carry on living after his death. My mum disagrees, she thinks it was actually really cruel, leaving her not being able to move on, and wasting away time until she gets another letter. Also, when the letters stop, because they cannot carry on forever, she has to deal with the heartbreak all over again. Everytime we watch this film, neither of us is able to back down on our argument, so it would be interesting to hear other people's opinion on this? For those of you who have never seen this, in a nutshell it is about a married couple, Holly and Gerry who are deeply in love but row like all married couples do. When Gerry dies suddenly from cancer, Holly berates herself for wasting precious time on such insignificant things. Se withdraws from everyday life and pushes her friends and family away. They stage an intervention and ensure that she celebrates her birrthday. Part of her birthday gifts is a recording from Gerry, ending with the words PS I Love You, and a promise that letters will follow each month. Each letter brings with it a new adventure and challenge for Holly to take to lead her to a new future. Eventually the letters come to an end, and Holly must continue on her path alone. This is one of the best films I have ever seen. I am welling up even writing this review. The heartbreaking scene where Holly calls up Gerry's phone just so she can hear his voice on the message is so simple, pure and touching. Anyone who has ever lost someone can relate to all the emotions that Holly is feeling, sadness, extreme tirednes and inability to get up an live, guilt for laughing and moving on, anger, denial. The fabulous Lisa Kudrow and Kathy Bates both star, so this really is a must see. I would recommend everyone to watch this.
To this day, this is the saddest film i have ever seen. The concept of the film in itself is sad enough but when brought together with how well the film is made, it turns into a brilliant piece of cinema. Gerard Butler, known for his more macho appearance in 300 and Tomb Raider, plays his part as the loving husband perfectly. His portrayal of the character who dies (near the beginning so not a spoiler) is brilliant as he guides his widow through the grieving process with a series of letters. Hilary Swank also brings life to her character as the grieving widow showing she is very well equipped as an actress to portray a fallen woman slowly making her way to normality once again. As i said the whole film works so well with all its components complimenting each other so well, The great casting is just the tip of the iceberg when we consider the script and the direction. The script is the biggest shining light for me as it proves that a well written script can cause such strong emotion to the viewer. I'm not ashamed to say that this film brought a tear to my eye and if you're looking for a great film to watch sitting in with your partner, this is it. Thoroughly enjoyable through its use of comedy and terribly tragic, this film is a must see!
I only got round to watching P.S. I Love You despite reading the book pretty soon after it was released. I was never a huge fan of the book if I am totally honest. But after watching the movie, I have to say I am actually inspired to go away and read the book again, as I found the film to be really quite enjoyable! P.S. I Love You stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler as Holly and Gerry in the lead roles. They are a young married couple, who fell in love young, and are trying to make their way in life. Sadly, quite early on in the movie, Gerry dies, and Holly is left feeling completely lost and unable to get on with things. However, it seems Gerry has not truly left, as he leaves a number of letters behind for Holly, to help her get through. Watching Holly read his letters and attempt to move on in life really makes for a heart-warming couple of hours (in my opinion anyway!). Despite having a storyline that focuses on death, the movie is actually quite light and features some humorous moments. Scenes with two of Holly's best friends, for example, played by Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from Friends' and Gina Gershon (less famous but starred in Ugly Betty, amongst other things) are really funny at times. Ultimately though the movie is about loss and I did find myself having a blub here and there! But that is not a bad thing and should indicate that this film was made well, and the acting was convincing. I thought that Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler did really well in their roles. I thought Swank did the part of grieving widow particularly well and I warmed to her. Although Butler dies quite early on in the film, we see him throughout during flashbacks experienced by Holly, and in these, he is great. But then I am a Butler fan! So is this movie a chick flick? Well yes I suppose so, but it's funny and so I think most people would enjoy it. I would recommend it to fans of any genre, and say that it is more, and better than your average rom-com. Thanks for reading!
P.S. I Love you is a 2007 American Drama directed by Richard LaGravanese and starring Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Lisa Kudrow and Gina Gershon. ------------------------------------------------ The Plot: The movie opens with a scene showing Holly ( Hilary Swank ) and Gerry ( Gerard Butler ) who are a young married couple living in the lower east side of Manhatten, while deeply in love they do fight occasionally, Holly being the sensible one and Gerry being the impulsive irish rogue who has dreams of making it big, particularly with the limo company he's starting up with his friend. We cut to a later scene which involves a wake in an Irish pub, it turns out the wake is for Gerry who died of a brain tumour, inconsolable Holly withdraws into herself and stays that way until her 30th birthday when her friends and family decide enough is enough and force Holly to go out and try and enjoy life, just as that happens a cake is delivered to Holly and with it is a message from Gerry. It proves to be the first of several meaningful messages -- all ending with "P.S. I Love You" -- he arranged to have delivered after his death. As the seasons pass, each new message fills her with encouragement and sends her on a new adventure. Holly begins to see life differently, however a couple of new men enter her life and Holly is forced to decide if she wants to mourn Gerry forever or to move on with her life and possibly find love. -------------------------------------------------- I'd read some poor reviews of P.S. I love you, however I must say it really wasn't as bad as people made out, while the plot is slightly beyond plausible and I don't see Hilary Swank as the broken character she's trying to portray, there are a lot of good things about the movie also. A highlight for me is Lisa Kudrow as one of Holly's friends, this movie makes me realise how perfect she was as Phoebe in friends and you can't help but love her in this movie and love her performance, truly one of the more amusing characters in the movie and certainly a high point. The other cast members do a decent job and Gerard Butler gives a decent performance ( Even if he is dead for most of the movie !! ) and I do love the sentiment behing the plot, if it wasn't too impossible to plan I would consider doing something similar myself for my grieving widow !! Overall this is a decent "Chick-Flick", while its not going to change the world and completely turn the genre upside down, it does pass the time well and you shouldn't have a hard time sitting through the 125 minutes running time, just make sure you suspend your reality briefly for this so you can truly get involved !!!
My husband bought me this as a book as a present a few years ago. I don't read books all that often, but this one got me hooked, and I loved it. I remember thinking that it would make a great film, so was so excited to hear that it was indeed being produced as a film. Persuading my husband to go and see this 'chick flick' was not easy - and he hated it, sadly I have to say that I can't blame him. In my opinion it was OK, whereas he slated the acting and the Americanism (being Irish himself - this didn't go down well, and he hadn't even read the book. I was just left disappointed, it didn't capture me in the same way as the book had. I know people often say that about films having read the book, but this was a massive disappointment, and I don't think I would have liked it any more if I hadn't read the book. I'm surprised that Cecilia Ahern allowed them to Americanise it as much as they did. Needless to say I may never be able to persuade my husband to see another 'chick flick' again. Definitely seems to be one for the girls, but even then it didn't rank too highly for me
I first heard of this film when my sister said she wanted to see it, so I watched it once then and recently it premiered on TV, so decided to watch it again. This film is based on the book of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. I have not read the book so cannot compare the two or comment on how well it was adapted, but undoubtedly the book will almost certainly be better. ~~~DVD COVER~~~ The DVD cover features Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank looking very much in love, which is rather misleading as this isn't the typical rom com. There are some deep and dark undertones that make this more of a romantic drama. Still, this cover will sell more than if it was of a crying Hilary Swank so... ~~~THOUGHTS ON PLOT~~~ Holly (Hilary Swank) and Gerry (Gerald Butler) are very much in love but when Gerry dies of a brain tumour, Holly is left devastated and finds it difficult dealing with her loss. On her 30th birthday, she receives a cake from Gerry which starts her on a journey of self discovery, prepared for her by Gerry before he died. Periodically, Holly will receive a letter from Gerry with instructions; Gerry brings her to do things she wouldn't do before or wasn't brave enough to do before. Through these letters, Holly discovers regrets but finds comfort in his words and strength in order to move on. I thought the whole premise was very romantic and it would be great if the letters could continue forever, but of course it had to end. I'm glad that it did, as it follows a realistic nature. In this way, many people can relate to the characters and the story and perhaps seek comfort in the ending. The ending was dealt with quite well as it opens up the doors for a new life, giving out a message of hope and possibility. There is to be great comfort and encouragement to be found from this movie and overall it was definitely enjoyably, though not the typical movie you'd go and see. Feel good factor high. ~~~CAST~~~ Hilary Swank- Holly Gerald Butler- Gerry Lisa Kudrow- Denise Kathy Bates- Patricia I thought Gerald Butler was very good (looked good too) and Hilary Swank tried her best. I didn't think she was the best in this role. Whilst she does carry some Holly characteristics such as being a strong, independent woman, someone such as Jennifer Garner may have suited the role more- but either way she did well. Lisa Kudrow was a pleasant surprise- she definitely brought her "phoebe" character to this role and manages to be the funny one here. Some great laugh out loud moments from her. ~~~PRICE~~~ The DVD can be purchased for under £5 in store and online. ~~~OVERALL~~~ I enjoyed the movie but probably wouldn't watch it again for a while. Like I said, it is enjoyable but does contain deep themes which isn't one that is made for entertaining or for cheering up. I guess it is one that makes you think sometimes and if you can relate to the characters, perhaps it will bring comfort and encouragement.
I had heard many great things about both the film and the book 'P.S I love you' the book written by Cecelia Ahern. Usually I like to read the books before I see the films but as the film was on TV last weekend I decided to record it and I finally settled down to watch it this morning. *Plot* We are introduced to Holly and Gerry, a young married couple living in New York. Just like any other young couple they argue and bicker but deep down they both know the other loves them greatly. Unfortunately, Gerry dies at aged just 35. Holly doesn't know what to do with herself. The one thing in life that she adored has been snatched away and as any wife would do, she falls into a deep depression, mourning for her lost husband. Her friends and family are worried about her but all she wants is Gerry. Holly reaches her 30th birthday and plans on spending it alone. However, her friends and family turn up with gifts and then a delivery arrives - a cake from Gerry. At first Holly thinks a friend has done this - trying to be kind but in reality she thinks it is a bit sick. However, there is a Dictaphone attached with a message from Gerry. He tells her everything that would comfort a widow, that he loves her, he misses her and he wants her to get her glad rags on and go out. He then tells her she will receive a number of letters from him... *Opinion* I loved the idea of this film and it brought a tear to my eye just thinking about it! I immediately felt for Holly as soon as Gerry died and I cant imagine what she was going through or how she was feeling. I felt protective over Holly, as although she had great friends and family around her she felt very alone and I was desperate for her to start feeling better. The message from Gerry was like a weight lifted from Holly and you could immediately see a change in her character which I found really heartwarming and I was so happy for Holly. The acting in the film is superb. Hilary Swank plays Holly and she does a brilliant job of portraying a young widow who is really struggling to come to terms with her husbands death. I imagine unless you have been through it yourself you don't have a clue how they would feel so Hilary Swank has done a great job. Her performance was very convincing and moved me to tears a few times throughout the film. Supporting actors include Gerard Butler as Gerry, Lisa Kudrow and Gina Gurshon who are equally as strong. Gerard Butler who makes short appearances throughout the film portrays a loveable man who you can really see loved Holly. The plot of the film flows really well. The film follows Holly's life in the year after Gerry's death and shows some tough times for her. Of course she has her ups and downs but Gerry is always in her mind and to be honest, I think she coped a lot better than most would. The film is quite long at 126 minutes but I found this to be the perfect length with everything being covered. The ending of the film was good. Some aspects of it were predictable but there was a nice little surprise that bought a smile to my face and made me really feel as though everything was wrapped up well. *Additional Information* The film was released in 2007. It is based on the book with the same name by Cecelia Ahern. The screenplay was written by Richard LaGravenese and Steven Rogers. It was directed by Richard LaGravenese. It is rated a 12 in the UK. It runs for 126 minutes. IMDB give it a rating of 6.9/10 (38,121 votes). *Summary* I really enjoyed this film and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to you all. I usually prefer comedy but I enjoyed watching this and it really did make me thankful for what I have. I adored the character of Holly and think Hilary Swank did a fantastic job of portraying her. If you haven't seen it, I really recommend you check it out.
After reading P.S I love you by Cecelia Ahern for the second time I decided that I wanted to watch the film. I actually rented this film from Lovefilm but you can purchase this film from Amazon.co.uk for under £5.00. This film, naturally, has a very similar plotline to the book by Cecelia Ahern. The main story centres around Holly (Hilary Swank) and Gerry (Gerard Butler), a married couple who live together in America although both are originally from Irish descent (Gerry has the accent, Holly does not), however, Gerry succumbs to a brain tumour and the story follows Holly as she learns to deal with her grief and deal with receiving letters from her now deceased husband. Gerry had wrote the letters to Holly and arranged for them to be sent out to her in various ways and in various places after his demise in order for Holly to have a little something from him to guide her through her grief. Throughout the film there is lots to keep you occupied and while from the outset I realised that there was quite a few bits in this that was not in the book this just added to the storyline and made it even more interesting to me. I found myself captivated by the storyline and mainly due to reading the book I found myself getting tearful before it was even revealed what was going to happen next. I found myself experiencing lots of different emotions while watching this film and it's fair to say that it had me captivated the whole way through. I found Hilary Swank a little annoying in this film, as I have done in her other films, but it didn't really detract from the film as it was still very interesting and Gerard Butler was a welcome addition which his fantastic accent and charming ways. The storyline was well acted by both Hilary & Gerard and it run well throughout the film. The run time of the film 126 minutes which was just enough time to tie up any loose ends and just about keep my attention for long enough to see how it all panned out. I did not watch any extras on this DVD as I never really do this unless it is something that has been recommended to me by a friend or fellow reviewer. I would say that this film is fantastic value for money but it's really the kind of film that you should only watch if you are in touch with your feminine side as it's almost guaranteed to make you feel a little bit emotional about life and the potential things that could happen to you.
I'm not usually a big fan of sad films so wasn't to impressed when I got dragged to the cinema to see it, but I left thinking very differently. Any film with Gerard Butler in is goin well already, especially when he's got an Irish accent. The film was sad and the ending was a bit disappointing but overall it was a much bigger film than I thought. It is a very romantic film and although predominately a sad film there are various comedy aspects that stop it from being too depressing. I do think you'l come out feeling a bit down but at the same time it is kind of uplifting, making you think differently about your close friends. Most people I know love this film and have watched it over and over again. I really recommend this to people, just be prepared and have a big box of tissues on the ready just incase.
The one time that I let my girlfriend go out and rent a movie on her own, she hands me the DVD "P.S In Love You" . My initial reaction was no way until I noticed that Gerard Butler was starring in the movie. But then again the title tells you what you need to know " P.S I love you" boy I'm in for a long couple of hours. But to my surprise as the movie went on I started getting more and more into it. I like my films having some mystery to it, some action, suspense, but never have I been one for a sad sappy film that is such a (as I like to call them ) "chick flick" ------------------------------- Plot Holly and Gerry A married couple deeply in love, who have there fair share (if not more) of heated arguments that are meaningless, but to then make up...vigorously. (at this point I wanted to slit my wrists), then the next scene we go to Gerry's funeral where he has died of a brain tumor, she doesn't move on with her life she goes into herself remembering her life with Gerry and realizing how stupid and pointless there arguments were when he was Alive. her 30th birthday comes around and her family and friends decide it's time she snaps out of it and moves on, she receives a cake from her deceased husband with a recorded message revealing to her that he is going to help her move on with her life. with a few messages he has left in the forms of letters and a few recordings. Gerry is dictating how she is to move on and where she is to go and what to do, even if it is too painful for her. As the seasons roll by and the messages keep arriving from Gerry, he sends her off on many adventures, even back to his home country Ireland and reacquaints herself with his parents, and while she is there finds herself attracted to another man. as she ventures around and starts to open her self up bit by bit Holly realizes the possibilities that are out there with her dream career and even possibly with new love....at the back of her mind she contemplates did Gerry plan all this so that I wouldn't feel alone or is it all just random coincidence, but without fail she still hears him say in her mind.....P.S I love you --------------------------------- It was one of those movies that made you sit back and really appreciate how far love goes and transcends. I don't think there is anybody who would plan all this and for it to actually all work out, I don't think the post would work out that well. Let's just say it's a bit far fetched. Acting The real person who needs to take the credit for this movie is Hilary Swank who performed an outstanding performance, she goes from being in love and happily married to then being a mourning widow to then reawaking in a world where you start all over again in that journey that we call life. Gerard Butler had quite an unusual role only because he dies early on in the movie but is worked into the whole film as if he was there all along, he never really had much to work with like Hilary did but what was there was the feeling that these 2 people had a different kind of love and he didn't want to leave her feeling alone. Along side with a great cast that added to the film being what it was there's no argument that Hilary was the one who held this film together. Filming The way they shot this was different to the way you would expect it to of been shot because even after his death it still felt like he was in the movie because when she started Reading all the different letters that she receives we hear Gerry's voice and we even see him talking and especially when she is in Ireland and Reading the letter he gave to his parents to give to her he is even holding her in his arms at one point, but you know it's not real. They use him throughout the movie as if he was some narrator in a play telling you where to go and where to look. As funny as most of this film is there are some moments that do bring a lump to your throat and it was cleverly planned out, for one man to go through all that just to help his wife move on is amazing. (far fetched) but amazing. If there are guys out there who are like me and not really into all that mushy "chick flick" stuff then I think you might enjoy this, as much as it is a chick flick it's not your typical one (well john Cusack's not in it so that's a start). And the message that is very clear in this film is whatever happens you have to carry on with life and not close yourself off to any opportunity whether it is a career or a new love, and just enjoy life, just like Gerry did. Cast Hilary Swank as Holly Kennedy Gerard Butler as Gerry Kennedy Lisa Kudrow as Denise Hennessey Gina Gershon as Sharon McCarthy James Marsters as John McCarthy Kathy Bates as Patricia Reilly Harry Connick Jr. as Daniel Connelly Jeffrey Dean Morgan as William Gallagher Nellie McKay as Ciara Reilly The running time is 125 minutes and you can buy this from Amazon DVD £4.49
Movie and DVD review...(watch out, there are some spoilers!) I don't normally go for chick flicks unless they're amazing, and I was handed this DVD by my work colleague with the claim of it being soooo good. Now I'm not quite convinced she has great taste in films, and I'll admit, I wasn't in a rush to watch it as girly romantic films don't quite excite me that much. So I waited till I had an evening to myself minus the husband when I hadn't much else to do, and sat back... I knew a little about the story beforehand, as its based on a book of the same title by Cecilia Ahern (Irish politician Bertie Ahern's daughter), where the main character is widowed, and her husband prior to his death, writes her letters to instruct and inspire her on how to go on with the rest of her life. I'd not read the novel, but I'd heard it was a bestseller. The book was actually set completely in Ireland, but as it was an American movie, most of the film was set in New York, with flashbacks and a trip to Ireland encompassed. The movie is directed by Richard LaGravanese, who I haven't heard of , but upon research, he has been a screenwriter for a few well known films such as The Fisher King, The Bridges of Madison County and Erin Brockovich. I though it was directed well enough for what it is, although I wouldn't say I'm an expert on these technical matters! This story sounded quite morbid to me and I was preparing myself for a depressing movie, but I was pleasantly surprised at how this film achieved a balance of comedy and sentimentality and as much as the film made me giggle, it also made me a little bit teary. The main characters of the film are married couple Holly (Hilary Swank) and Gerry (Gerard Butler), who have been together for about 9 years after meeting in Ireland, and during the opening scene, they are in their Manhattan apartment and having an argument of a typical Mars and Venus fashion. It's quite a funny little argument, which reflects the differences between men and women, and although they argue, you can tell they care passionately about each other. Holly, during this argument, expresses her concerns about whether they have a good future together and as they only live in a small apartment, it's impossible to have a child, and there's so much more she wants from life, etc. He is the opposite and is optimistic about everything and wants her to just let go and enjoy what they have. Holly's life is changed forever when Gerry passes away due to a brain tumour (we are spared any morbid death and illness scenes and skip right to the wake) and she understandably goes into a downward spiral of mourning. Before his death, Gerry knew he didn't have long left so he devised a plan to force his wife to get out there and enjoy life and so writes her a series of letter with instructions on what he wants her to do next. The letters he leaves for her are received by her in different unusual ways, the first being on her 30th birthday accompanied with a cake and a voice recording from him. The letters request Holly to do things she would not have otherwise had the guts to do without him, such as going out partying to celebrate her birthday, going to a karaoke bar, taking charge of her career (she hated all her previous jobs) and taking a holiday with her friends to his homeland of Ireland for the first time. All of the letters end in P.S. I Love You.... The lead characters are played really well by both Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, with Hilary being a strong, beautiful American girl, and Gerard being the loveable, charming high-spirited Irish bloke (his accent and phrases are a little too strong and stereotypical though sometimes!!!). They fall into their characters with great ease, and have a nice natural chemistry between them. Although Gerard's character is not technically alive for most of the film, he appears regularly throughout the movie in flashbacks and also as part of Holly's imagination. Holly still fiercely loves Gerry after his death, and finds it extremely difficult to move on with her life, especially with people close to her making announcements such as engagement and pregnancy, but she grudgingly obeys her late husband's instructions for her, such is her love and dedication. The acting is pretty good for a 'chick flick' and you really can feel the emotion Holly feels when she thinks about her husband, and damn you if you don't find a tear coming to your eye at least once! Admittedly, I've never seen any of Swank or Butler's movies before, but I really liked their performances and would agree they are good at their profession. There are plenty of other famous faces in the film who are also very good in their roles: Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from Friends) who plays Denise, mutual friend of both Holly and Gerry. Provides comic relief and is also bit of a man-eater. Kathy Bates (Misery) who plays Holly's mother Patricia. She never approved of Holly's marriage to Gerry as they were both so young at the time but is still a loving mum nonetheless. Harry Connick Junior who plays slightly weird but sweet bartender Daniel who has a crush on Holly. Gina Gershon (you'll probably recognise her face from various films and TV shows) who plays Ciara, another friend of Holly's. Quite average in her role but forms part of the rehabilitation crew for Holly. As mentioned earlier, the film is mostly set in New York, where Holly and Gerry live. Their apartment is quite normal and just what you might imagine as they are not overly rich, and all locations in the film seem to fit the story. When Ireland comes into the frame, it shows a beautiful, lush and green country which you can imagine them falling in love. Some of the film is a bit stereotypical in terms of the Ireland side of things with the gruff Irish accent on Gerry and the other Irish people, and it all being quite rural, but its not too out of place. There are two potential love interests for Holly, one is the bartender Daniel , who likes her but Holly doesn't feel the same way but she loves him as a friend, and a hunky man who was Gerry's band mate, who she meets in Ireland, but sees too much freaky similarity with her husband. Who does she end up with? Well that's one thing I won't spoil with this review! Sadly, Rotten Tomatoes considered this film rotten and only gave it 23% success, and Empire film reviews scored it 2 stars out of 5. A bit harsh I think!! Although there are sad moments, there is plenty of comedy in this film, which makes it easy to watch and is not too depressing considering the subject. And even though this is by no means film of the year, if you like chick flicks and romantic movies or just even like something lighthearted and easy to watch, I'm sure you will enjoy this as much as I did. Extras: * Interview with Cecilia Ahern - approx 15-20 minutes long with her talking about her inspiration for the book and her involvement with the making of the movie. She seems to be a very likeable and down to earth young lady, who wrote the book at a tender age of 21. She doesn't need to refer to her famous father, which is good as she is a star in her own right. * James Blunt Music video - bit boring I thought. I skipped it after about 10 seconds) * Skit video on how to play Snaps (a game which is referenced in the film in a pub) - a really stupid and cheesy skit, but actually helps you understand the game. * Deleted scenes (all quite boring and definitely not missed in the film).
I am a 23 year old guy and I have to admit, I seriously hate chick flicks. I went to see this one at the cinema with my girlfriend and I am pleased to say that I don't hate it, I actually really enjoyed it. The film is about a woman who loses her husband to illness, he is the love of her life and she is devastated by her loss. The woman's husband then leaves her lots of letters and experiences to help her get through her life without him and to also focus on herself. The first letter starts on her 30th birthday when he instructs her to go out and "enjoy herself". The film also takes you through how the two of them met and each letter that follows the first, the woman's friends are also there with her throughout her loss and her husband also instructs them to help ensure that her adventures are carried out. The film is very warm and has a nice storyline, there are also a few funny moments too. I will warn you that the film is quite sad, due to the loss of the husband. I am pleased to inform you that I didn't cry though, but my girlfriend did. Overall I would rate this as a great film for a couple to watch together, It also makes you appreciate what you have too. 4/5 for a great chick flick with a difference
Based on good reviews on www.play.com I purchased this feel good comedy last week, and saw it over the weekend. What can I say? It was good entertainment for me, but my better half would probably give it one or perhaps two stars. And in my opinion - a feel good romantic comedy should be a good experience for both of us. Don't you agree? So - the movie in itself is not all that good, but I really liked the actors' performances. And of course, you completely fall in love with Gerard Butler...! Hillary Swank does a really good job, and makes it a film worthwhile to watch. The storyline is simple (without giving away anything ;) ): a happily married young couple lives in the US - the spouse dies of a brain tumor - Holly (H. Swank) is in grief - letters written by Gerry (G. Butler) pops up randomly - life goes on. I cried and I laughed during the movie, and different parts of the film came to my subconsciousness over the weekend. Nevertheless - it is not one of those films you have to go see. If you've got some spare time, and want time to pass with a decent movie, this is it. However, don't invite all the girls over and expect a fantastic evening...! A last note: At one point I thought we were watching the end of the movie...and we were both very disappointed...but it kept going! What was actually the end of the movie was what I typically would characterize as a "US-ending", but I have to say... I really liked it! Conclusion: ok movie, but not a fantastic "feel good" movie.
This is a film I wasn't too sure about originally, but after hearing so many people rave about how great it was I couldn't help myself I just had to watch it. Starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, PS I Love you is a everything a romantic comedy should be. From the minute it starts you find yourself totally engaged in the story and the characters, one minute you're laughing next you're crying. Holly and Gerry are childhood sweethearts, they've been together forever and plan on it lasting for always. Unfortunately it's not to be and after Gerry dies Holly struggles to carry on. Then one day a letter arrives. Before he died Gerry wrote a series of letters to Holly to help guide her through the hard times into her new life without him. PS I Love you is based on the Novel by Cecelia Ahern and is a great adaptation of an amazing book. Rated 12 this film contains infrequent moderate sex references and language. With an A list cast including Oscar Winner Hilary Swank supported by Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kathy Bates and Harry Connick Jr. Special Features include Music video - Same Mistake, Additional Scenes, an interview with the Novel Author Cecelia Ahern and more. Length - 120 minutes
I never really cry at fiction films, but this film was just, overpowering. I first read the book, and i think i read the first say, thirty pages, and i didn't finish it. And then i saw the trailer for it. You know when a film is exactly what you imagined? This was it. I thought, i need to see this film. Even the setting where the film was set was amazing. Ireland. If you love the chick flick film with a twist, you'll love this. It's so sweet. It comes in my top 10 chick flicks. It almost kind of reminded me of Titanic. Not the story line, but the emotions this film made me feel. I was crying most of the way through. I guess not everything about it was positive. As i didn't finish reading the book, i was eager to find out how it ended. I'm not going to ruin it for people who havn't seen/read the book. But to me, it was a dissapointment. I was expecting more to be honest. When i usually see films that were based on books, i would tell you that you should buy the book also, because the books are always usually better, but in this case i didn't know how the book was set out, so i guess i'm going to have to buy that! But yes, overall it's an amazing film, and would reccomend it to anyone!