P.S. I Love You review (blog)
Category: P.S. I Love You Reviews | Posted by: stagewomanjen
Article Date: January 26, 2008 | Publication: blogspot.com | Author: Em
This is not about the Sharon Cuneta-Gabby Concepcion starrer or the Kapuso network's teleserye theme song.
P.S. I Love You is not a typical love story. It stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler as a married couple with opposite personalities suddenly separated by death. The movie is not much about dying but about grieving and eventually moving on.
The acting here are not Oscar winning performances for Hilary Swank or Kathy Bates, both academy award winners, but they do turn out memorable performances nonetheless. I am most impressed with Gerard Butler's portrayal of a carefree Irish guy who after his death helps his wife to move on. And he's cute too. The movie is not all tears. Lisa Kudrow provides most of the light moments.
Musics play a big part in the movie. You have to watch the movie to understand why.
The other stars of the movie are New York and Ireland, where the film was shot. I was reminded of my trip to Dublin in 2004, of Guinness, O'Connell St, Butler's chocolates, Malahide castle, etc. Although I spent most of my time in the city, the drive to the countryside was the best part of my visit as I took in Ireland's natural splendor. I wish I can go back and explore it some more.
Although the theater where the movie was screened was the smallest, it was still impressive that the movie house was almost full, with mostly women in attendance. This is, after all, considered a chick flick or a date movie.
P.S. Don't say I didn't warn you.