P.S. I Love You


P.S. I Love You

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 102


Audience Score

User Ratings: 254,159
User image

Watch it now

P.S. I Love You Photos

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, Rovi


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
View All

News & Interviews for P.S. I Love You

Critic Reviews for P.S. I Love You

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (77)

Audience Reviews for P.S. I Love You

  • Sep 13, 2011
    It's really cute!! Although the plot was not the best, Hilary Swank doesn't suit romantic comedy genre
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    This film was absolutely heart wrenching. How this got bad reviews I will never know. Gerard Butler and Jefferey Dean Morgan had their Irish accents perfect and made you fall in love with them. Hilary Swank was amazing and the ending makes you cry every time. Credit to all of the cast! A must see film!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2011
    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 L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2010
    Wow, Gerard Butler is such a babe! He's adorable in this movie too. The movie itself is sad-cute-but-mostly-sad. A lot of laughs with some tears. It gives you that false sense of hope that a love like that is out there.. it's a total chick-flick.
    Alexis N Super Reviewer

P.S. I Love You Quotes

News & Features