Movie Review: "P.S. I Love You"

Category: P.S. I Love You Reviews | Posted by: stagewomanjen
Article Date: January 23, 2008 | Publication: quovadisnewspaper.com | Author: Jenna Uveges
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I have to admit, I had been looking forward to seeing the movie "P.S. I Love You" since I first saw previews for it in October. As opening day drew nearer I heard a vast amount of mixed reviews mostly stating the lack of chemistry between the two leading roles. Let me tell you, I am so glad I didn't listen to the critics because this movie is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen in years.

The concept is a young, grieving widow coping with the lost of her husband of ten years through different letters he wrote her, all ending with "P.S. I love you." The movie is based on the best-selling book by Cecelia Ahern and stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, who shine as the leading roles. They are supported by a marvelous cast including a hysterical Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon and Kathy Bates. Though it took me a little while to warm up to Swank in the "girly" role-an atypical role for her-eventually she won me over; not because she looks the part, but because her acting ability hit every emotional note, taking you through all the immense feelings she feels in coping with the loss of her on-screen husband, the beautiful piece of man-candy, Gerard Butler, who gave a very enjoyable performance. Also worth mentioning are the shots of Ireland, which are absolutely breathtaking and will probably get you itching to take a little trip there yourself.

The movie definitely pulls at the heart strings, but it did not disappoint me, nor did it disappoint anyone I've talked to who has seen it. It is geared obviously toward the female audience but I wouldn't necessarily label it a complete "chick flick," as many viewers argued that men find it just as compelling.

The movie will bring you to tears at numerous times but offers plenty of laughs along the way. "P.S I Love You" is a beautifully heartbreaking story of eternal love between two people, and to quote "The Princess Bride," this movie brings a new, refreshing meaning to the line "death cannot stop true love." It is an encouraging, personable story, which I highly recommend.