Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bookish Movie: PS I Love You

As you can see, the movie stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, as well as Gina Gershon, Lisa Kudrow, Harry Connick, Jr., Kathy Bates, Jeffery Dean Morgan, and James Marsters (Any Buffy fans out there? You'll remember him as Spike. No English accent this time, though. You did know he's an American, right? Oh...sorry to spoil that for you). So, there are plenty of gorgeous guys, and you get to see Hilary Swank in her underwear, if you are into that. There are Irish accents, too. Yum!

But back to the plot...where was I? The movie is based on the novel by the same name by Cecilia Ahern. (She was only 21 when she wrote it--can you believe that? I know I produced nothing that amazing at 21.) The movie and the book differ a good bit, but the spirit is the same. Pack the Kleenex for this one. It is a rather heart-breaking film, but it is funny and sweet and touching as well. Hilary Swank is a young widow whose husband has left behind notes to help her get on with her life--each one signed with "P.S. I love you."

If you rent the DVD, do yourself a favor and watch the additional scenes. Some of them are just as heart-wrenching as anything in the movie. It's enough to make you want to move to Ireland to marry a hottie like Gerard Butler, even if you'll only have 9 years together.

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