Hilary Swank: The Comeback Chick?
Category: P.S. I Love You News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: April 25, 2007 | Publication: E! Online | Author: Caroline Kepnes
What a nasty town. You make one movie that doesn't cause audiences and critics to sob and soil their cheeks with runny mascara and suddenly the world is all huffing at you like you're some 90210 washup.
I'm talking, of course, about Oscar-winning heavyweight Hilary Swank. Anyone who thinks she's gone all Halle Berry in the way of bad choices can shut it. First of all, I will go down swinging that she did just fine in The Reaping. (And hey, she didn't even get to make out with Bruce Willis!) Alas, her comeback—silly as it is to use that phrase—is right around the corner.
P.S., I Love You is testing very, very well. As in, you would have to be a heartless half-wit moron not to enjoy this movie, brought to us by writer-director-really fast and eloquent speaker Richard LaGravenese. Who dat, you say? Well, he penned Freedom Writers in which Hil went where Michelle Pfeiffer and Gloria Estefan have gone before. Um, so you might say that P.S. is his comeback too. Heehee.
Anyway look at the P.S. cast: Hilary, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates and Gina Gershon.
"No one has seen Gerry [Butler] or Hilary like this before," spewed Richard. "It's romantic and funny and tragic and loving. He's sexy."
Wait. I get what he's saying about "Gerry" because mainly we've seen him growl with his shirt off all over that 300 movie. But Hilary, well, we've see her box, cross-dress, do the red lipstick seductress thing and plod through a river of blood. Hell, we've even seen her bunk with Tori Spelling!
So, I pushed Richard to elaborate on what exactly we're going to see.
"Well, you know, for me anyway, she's beautiful and funny and sexy and vulnerable, and she plays a wife and a girl, a woman who has to discover who she is without the man that she's loved for all of her adult life, all her young adult life," he says. "So, there are things that she's done in this movie that you've never seen her do before."
And by "things" I hope he means that she stopped working out for like six weeks and totally let her arms and abs go all flabby. You think? Nah. Me neither.