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Directed by Dylan Kidd, P.S. follows Louise Harrington (Laura Linney), a divorcee who works in Columbia University's School of Fine Arts and at first glance seems utterly satisfied with her life. The thirties-odd woman has found success in the workplace, is respected among her peers, and is fairly confident in her own abilities -- yet, she can't help but feel something is missing. When she arranges to interview a prospective student at least 15 years younger than she is, she's shocked to find
Oct 15, 2004 Wide
Feb 8, 2005
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Linney directs her scenes from within them, holding our attention and keeping the focus on her confusion, her pain and her hope.
Both genders are programmed by eons of Darwinian genetic strategy, and so we believe them, and because Linney and Grace are sexy and play well together, the age gap is not a barrier so much as additional seasoning.
Despite an excellent supporting cast something in p.s. goes mushy and implausible.
Can't seem to make up its mind whether it's a romantic comedy, a drama or a psychological thriller and settles for being an odd -- and unbelievable -- hybrid of all three.
The only reason to this ultra-modest, underwhelming indie is Laura Linney's performance as a mature woman falling for a man half her age.
The actors elevate the material a bit, but they can't escape the fact that the movie only has vague goals set for itself.
It's a romantic comedy-drama that's every bit as unpredictable, offbeat and assured as Kidd's first film, although some third-act problems keep it from real greatness.
p.s. is a showcase for Linney, who juggles Louise's many self-contradictions ... in a bright and humor-filled performance.
When the film dispenses with its Harlequinish plot foolishness and flies on the director's considerable instinct, it's a gas.
An interesting misstep...the lead performances are superb, but even they can't make up for the hard-to-swallow story.
No matter how good Laura Linney is, she can't overcome this movie that goes nowhere and has nothing really interesting to say.
...menopausal drama full of hot flashes and preposterous plot turns. P.S., Linney overacts too.
p.s. wanders off on story tangents that can't be called anything other than bizarre, but nevertheless oddly engages.
Dylan Kidd is back with an intimate and endearing love story featuring some exceptional performances and solid writing.**
Provides a sort of middlebrow mainstream rom-com conventions-satisfied satisfaction.
With Roger Dodger, Kidd knew that his strength was in creating two compelling characters, so he left everyone else in the background. This time he's stretching, and it shows.
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