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P.S. I Love You (2007)



Critic Consensus: Hilary Swank is miscast as the romantic lead in this clichéd film about loss and love.

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Movie Info

A grieving widow finds her husband's warmth radiating from the afterlife when she discovers that he left her a series of tasks to be revealed in ten monthly messages and designed to help her overcome her sorrow while gradually making the transition into a new life. Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is a New York real estate broker whose good-humored husband, Irishman Gerry (Gerard Butler), always stood by her side. Suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, Gerry succumbs to a brain tumor and Holly is left to face an uncertain future. No one in the world knows Holly better than Gerry, not even her mother (Kathy Bates) or her best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow). But while Holly remains unsure if she can go on without the love of her life to help guide her, Gerry has planned ahead. On Holly's 30th birthday, she receives a cake and a special tape recording from Gerry that implores her to get out and celebrate instead of staying in and mourning. Later, as the months wear on, a series of additional messages arrive from Gerry -- always delivered in the most remarkable and surprising of ways. With each new message comes a new adventure, and each letter signs off in the same familiar way: "P.S. I love you." Despite the fact that Holly's mother and friends think these humorous, posthumous messages are keeping Holly bound to the past, the truth is that they are lovingly guiding her into the future while proving that sometimes death isn't just the end, but a new beginning as well. Director Richard LaGravenese teams with screenwriter Steve Rogers to adapt author Cecelia Ahern's best-selling novel. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual references and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Steven Rogers, Richard LaGravenese
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 7, 2008
Box Office: $53.5M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Hilary Swank
as Holly Kennedy
Gerard Butler
as Gerry Kennedy
Lisa Kudrow
as Denise Hennessey
Gina Gershon
as Sharon McCarthy
James Marsters
as John McCarthy
Kathy Bates
as Patricia Rawley
Harry Connick Jr.
as Daniel Connelly
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
as William Gallagher
Anne Kent
as Rose Kennedy
Brian McGrath
as Martin Kennedy
Rita Gardner
as Elderly Woman
Gayton Scott
as Bridal Shop Taylor
Shepherd Frankel
as Guy With Clipboard
Mike Doyle
as Leprechaun
Don Sparks
as Mailman
Caris Vujcec
as Waitress
Danny Calvert
as Gay Man No.1
Fred Inkley
as Gay Man No.2
Richard B. Watson
as Gay Man No.3
Marcus Collins
as Gay Man No.4
James E. Cronin
as Gay Man #5
Matthew Martin
as Bar Patron #1
Mark McNutt
as Bar Patron #2
Brocton Pierce
as Bar Patron #3
Kevin Witt
as Bar Patron #4
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Critic Reviews for P.S. I Love You

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (32)

There's just enough here to recommend.

December 26, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

I hated every calculated second of it with a passion.

Full Review… | July 17, 2013

...a consistently watchable romantic comedy that's certainly a far cry from its underwhelming brethren...

Full Review… | January 30, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

Shmoopy or not, the movie worked for me.

Full Review… | September 8, 2008

Lisa Kudrow, the designated comic relief, has never been so consistently unfunny, and Gina Gershon looks uncomfortable in every (pseudo-)inspirational moment.

Full Review… | June 21, 2008
Film Threat

Hilary Swank may have two Oscars, but P.S. I Love You proves she has plenty to learn about romantic comedies.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
Washington Times

Audience Reviews for P.S. I Love You


A very cute movie that made me laugh and cry. A top notch cast that kept me waiting. While I didnt cry at every letter like a certain someone in my life. The story and acting were excellent.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Interesting movie. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a spouse die on you, but what Gerry does for Holly is pretty special.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

The premise is so unbelievable I can't believe no one questions it: dying husband plans grieving wife's moves months in advance. How does he know??? "No one cares, its just a plot device, and the story's sooo sad..." I kept waiting for a letter to arrive out of the planned order. Anyway, a chick flick about love that reaches from beyond the grave ... and about getting on with living. The actors are good.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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