Whenever I hear all the rave about any television show, movie or book, I'm usually a bit skeptical and critical. Just a few that I've been skeptical about have include Harry Potter, Lost, The Office, The Davinci Code and Lord of the Rings. A couple of these I've come to truly love, while some I haven't. P.S. I love You! garnered the same reaction from me. I usually don't intentionally watch romantic movies, but since my wife wanted to watch it, I gave it a whirl, despite its acclaim.
P.S. I love you! begins by telling the story of a young couple who seem fervently in love. The movie quickly takes a turn as viewers learn that the husband dies of serious cancer. The cheery wife quickly starts deteriorating as she removes herself from her community of family and friends. However, she starts to come around when she finds that her husband had left her letters and messages, telling her to do specific things. At the end of each message, he ends by telling her "P.S. I love you! The movie goes along like this until the end.
Overall, I thought the movie had a creative, intriguing plot and was well put together, but the movie just never reeled me in. To be honest, I really thought it was quite depressing and gave me a sinking feeling throughout. Nonetheless, I could see how many women may love the movie because of how the husband goes so far out of his way (because of his love for his wife) to help her through his death.
P.S. I Love You IS quite possibly the most depressing love story in recent memory. However, I love that it shows what could really happen in the life of a person who's love has passed away. People really do lock themselves up in their crappy apartments and wallow in self-pity, not knowing how to live life without the one person they thought they'd be living with. I love the awkward ways she tries to move on and the sucesses and failures she faces. I think it's a beautiful thing that the movie … more
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 … more
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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.