“Something is never nothing, it is always something.” – Holly to Gerry
What do you do if your life suddenly takes an unexpected dramatic turn and you are left without a plan? If you are Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) you follow a path laid out in letters by someone who will always care, and who has your best interests at heart.
It has been a long time since there has been such a good film representation of love, what we know to be “real” love and caring. This isn’t a fluffy fairy tale of adolescents in pursuit of romance, or a comedy of errors filled with insults and posturing offered as the epitome of 21st century relationships.
P.S. I Love You is warm and genuine, and will have you laughing at witty speeches or recognizable blunders and then moments later tearing up with the unbearable sadness or sweetness of a scene. It has so much heart and spirit and yes, genuine love represented it should become an instant classic, one of those films adored by many and watched multiple times. It is rich and rewarding, a satisfying story and the gorgeous Irish landscapes as icing on the cake.
Based on a novel by Cecelia Ahern, and with a cast that brings the best performances imaginable, this film is a gift for all who see it. Holly and Gerry Kennedy (Gerard Butler) have a good marriage, and long term plans for their life. Gerry’s untimely death leaves Holly without direction until she begins receiving letters that lead her through her grief and onto a path of self discovery.
Reluctantly supported by her mother (Kathy Bates) and accompanied by her friends Sharon and John (Gina Gershon and James Marsters) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow) Holly follows the directions in her letters trying new things and visiting new places, and learning to know who she is in this new life.
P.S. I Love You is presented on a single disc with both full screen and widescreen format available. The running time for the film is 127 minutes. Special features included are additional scenes, a conversation with author Cecelia Ahern, James Blunt Same Mistake music video, and The Name of the Game is Snaps: Learn How to Play. The film is rated PG-13 for sexual references and brief nudity.
Life is short and there is so much to see and do and experience, and this love letter of a movie reminds us to hold our dear ones close and live our lives to the fullest.