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P.S. Reviews

December 10, 2004
Linney directs her scenes from within them, holding our attention and keeping the focus on her confusion, her pain and her hope.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2004
Despite an excellent supporting cast something in p.s. goes mushy and implausible.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 13, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 12, 2004
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2004
We have a talented director, and a wonderful cast -- but for me this is a near-miss.
November 7, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2004
The screenplay, adapted by both Kidd and Schulman, apparently leaves out much of the book's biting black humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 5, 2004
The movie's extraordinary for its two main performances.
November 5, 2004
Somehow, wondrous acting holds things together, particularly that of Linney and Grace.
November 5, 2004
Linney and Grace play off one another beautifully, her reticent better judgment collapsing in equal proportion to his ironic detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2004
Deliciously perverse and nutty throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 21, 2004
Linney remains a full-blooded character so memorable that she's worth watching -- even in a less-than-memorable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2004
What a string of contrived coincidences.
October 21, 2004
This sappy stuff gets better direction by Kidd (who made the far superior Roger Dodger) than it deserves.
October 21, 2004
Goes disappointingly soft despite two dynamite lead performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2004
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.
October 19, 2004
Kidd nudges his fragile story along at a beguiling pace.
October 15, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2004
A movie that is wonderfully idiosyncratic, yet frustratingly misguided on occasion.
October 15, 2004
I haven't read the novel, so I can't say whether the author was more successful at making Louise's obsession plausible. It's certainly not believable in the movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 15, 2004
Flawless work by the two actors can't quite save this mushy, chick-lit fantasy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 15, 2004
The movie can't find its center, but Linney nails hers. She alone makes this worth a night out of your life.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2004
Directed by Dylan Kidd, who showed some filmmaking promise a few years ago with Roger Dodger, P.S. is would-be romance etched in acid and loathing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2004
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.
October 14, 2004
The result is an intriguing and satisfying romance that may hold some appeal even for those who normally do not like films about affairs of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2004
The movie implodes, with each actor less vivid than he or she ought to be and each character less connected to the others than necessary for such an arbitrary plot.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 12, 2004
Kidd's movie staggers around as if its own story was some bad brown acid it had foolishly ingested.
September 5, 2004
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.