On Christmas morning just gone, I opened a present from my girlfriend expecting it to be Love Actually as I don’t, believe it or not, own a copy and had been harping on about it. To my surprise, it was even better when I opened what I already knew to be a DVD and found it to be P.S. I Love You.
I found this film very easy to watch (maybe it was the combination of grapes and stella at 2 o’clock in the morning) and probably my favourite non-Hugh Grant rom-com. Also, a great soundtrack with a couple of Pogues tracks.
On a country road in Ireland over ten years ago, it was love at first sight for Holly, a lost young tourist (Academy Award® winner, Hilary Swank), and Gerry, a charming local lad (Gerard Butler). Hollys formidable mother, (Kathy Bates), disapproved of the couple, concerned that her spirited daughter was too young for marriage. In the years since, the once fearless Holly has become unsure of her own identity. When Gerry dies with a brain tumor and leaves Holly a widow just shy of her thirtieth birthday, her family and best friends (Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon) are concerned that she will never emerge from her takeout container-strewn Manhattan apartment. After weeks holed up watching old movies, a birthday cake and tape recording message from Gerry mysteriously arrives, marking the beginning of a series of letters instructing her to perform unusual requests. With the help of her girlfriends, Holly begins a year of wild adventures and a life journey that Gerry has planned for her, helping her to discover who she is without him and reminding her – p.s. I Love You.
P.S. I Love You is based on the best-selling novel by Cecelia Ahern.
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