While this movie does indeed have a sad story line, I think that there are definitely important takeaways that come from it. The enduring nature of the human spirit and the ability to overcome adversity stick out as important lessons. While Swank's character does indeed contend with a very difficult situation, she ultimately is able to pick herself up and pursue her dreams. The loving support of her family, friends, and her late husband (through his thoughtful gesture) are what enables her to overcome hardship. This serves as an important reminder of the role of loved ones in the grieving process.
In addition, the beginning of the movie shows Swank expressing her discontent with various aspects of her life, such as her inability to obtain some of the material objects she had hoped to have by this point in her life. However, the death of her husband serves to emphasize an important point---material objects don't do much good when the fundamental building blocks (the people closest to you) of life are missing.
While its definitely not your typical light hearted chick flick, this is a movie that underscores many important life lessons.
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P.S. I Love You is a 2007 movie based on the book by Cecilia Ahern. In the beginning of the movie, Gerry life is taken away due to the effects of a brain tumor. As his wife Holly (Hillary Swank) sulks and clings on to every last memory of him, her friends and family worry for her and try to push her to move on from the past.
On Holly's 30th birthday, a cake arrives with a note from Gerry, written before he had died. This letter is only the first of a series of letters which seem to be encouraging Holly to hold onto the past, but in actuality has been planned by Gerry to help her in moving on and continuing on with her life. In addition to these letters, all signed P.S. I Love You, Gerry has also preplanned a trip for Holly and her two best friends to Ireland, where she meets a singer William who also happens to be Gerry's childhood friend.
After her first trip to Ireland, she returns back to New York City and discovered a knack for designing women's shoes. She then returns to Ireland with her mother and begins her new romantic relationship with William.