‘Ps I love you,’ film review
‘Ps I love you,’ was originally a novel, which reached number 1 best seller in Ireland, The United Kingdom, The United States, Germany and Netherlands. The successful novel was then converted into a tear jerking, romantic comedy. Staring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Lisa Kudrow. The film is a variation on the romantic comedy theme, but instead of winning over an available man, Holly, (Hilary Swank) stews about in the cheerless emotional occurrence of her husband's death
Opening with a fight between Holly (Hilary Swank) and husband Gerry (Gerard Butler), which is a comical and interesting fight, however the film takes a quick turn for a horrific event, Gerry’s death. Of course, Gerry was the perfect man and made up a plan to send several letters to Holly to help her through her grief after he's passed away. The messages are Gerry's way of informing Holly life goes on. The messages include various tasks and treats Gerry has left for Holly. This is his way of letting her know he will always be there for her. Each letter sends her on a new adventure and each signs off in the same way: "P.S. I Love You." Holly's grief is dealt with the same way the film approaches the couple's happy flashbacks of highlights from their relationship; barely scratching the surface and relying on the emotions.
This film is set In Ireland, the beautiful countryside, however begins on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The soundtrack represents the mood the character is in at the time. The song, ‘Same Mistake,’ by James Blunt, is played during the sad moment where Holly reminisces. This is effective because it makes us, as the audience feel her pain. One of my favourite songs in the film is, ‘Rewind,’ I like this because although it is a song about wanting to turn back time, it really sets the mood and it is not particularly a sad song like many of the others.
Daniel (Harry Connick Jr.) is the semi-love interest who blurts out anything that pops...