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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.
Contains more than its share of implausibilities and absurdities -- and let's not even imagine the reception the movie would get if the genders were reversed -- but if it's not Linney's finest role, it contains some of her nerviest work.
It's a depressing sign of these Botoxed times that we're not meant to question the fact that the ravishing Laura Linney, playing a 39-year-old admissions officer in Columbia's fine-arts department, is over the hill.
Start the Oscar buzz now for the dependably superb Laura Linney, who brings beauty and a tough core of intelligence and wit to the role of New Yorker Louise Harrington, an admissions officer at Columbia's graduate school of fine arts.
Too many questions go unanswered in P.S., too many issues left unexplored. But Laura Linney's rueful awakening from middle-aged slumber and Topher Grace's balancing act between boyish lust and grownup integrity are irresistible.
Linney plays a woman whose problems in life irritate rather than intrigue you, and the story pivots around an implausible, even surreal coincidence that undoubtedly worked better in the source material, Helen Schulman's novel, than in the film.