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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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, Rovi
PG-13 (for sexual references and brief nudity)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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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
Roger Rathburn
as Minister
Rita Gardner
as Elderly Woman
Gayton Scott
as Bridal Shop Taylor
Brian Munn
as Patsy
Shepherd Frankel
as Guy With Clipboard
Richard Smith
as Bouncer
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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All Critics (101) | Top Critics (32)

There's just enough here to recommend.

December 26, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Snippets of sharp, witty dialogue are lost in a sea of sappy clichés and too-cute-for-words plot twists.

Full Review… | December 21, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Some actors are better suited to straight-ahead dramas. Swank appears to be one of them.

Full Review… | December 20, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

It's the sort of movie that no man will ever go to unless dragged by a woman. His sole reward will be the sight of Swank in sexy underwear.

Full Review… | December 20, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The talented Swank is slumming a bit here, but she could -- and has -- done worse.

December 20, 2007
Seattle Times
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This is a movie that will leave you stunned and stupefied from beginning to end, if you don't head for the exits first.

Full Review… | December 20, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for P.S. I Love You


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
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
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

There is not much too this film, and it is very cliched, but the final product, for what it is, is very well done. Hilary Swank leads this film, and although the film begins with her husband passing away, he is able to hold the film together well enough for it to be a satisfying watch. It is definitely not the most original idea, and the dialogue is plain and sappy, but what would a romance be without a little of that? I found myself falling into every scene, no matter if it was dumb or beautiful, I felt the impact that I think the filmmakers intended. It is definitely a great date film that is not hard to watch, albeit a bit depressing at times. I felt myself to be upset for most of the film, but for all the right reasons. It's certainly not a hall of fame entry, but "P.S. I Love You" is tender enough to enjoy.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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