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  • Summary: Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart, and married to the love of her life--a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows HollyHolly Kennedy is beautiful, smart, and married to the love of her life--a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it's a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and, to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to order her to get out and "celebrate herself." In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way: P.S. I Love You. Holly's mother and her best friends Sharon and Denise begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but, in fact, each letter is pushing her farther into a new future. With Gerry's words as her guide, Holly embarks on a touching, exciting, and often hilarious journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship, and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into a new beginning for life. (Warner Bros.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    75
    On a week when many people just want a good reason to put down their packages and smile for a couple of hours, P.S. I Love You arrives -- signed, sealed and delivered just on time.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    This misguided chick flick jumps through a lot of hoops just to state the obvious: "Life goes on, enjoy the time you have."
  3. The film, written (with Steven Rogers) and directed by Richard LaGravenese, is long and drags in places. But the chief problem is that "P.S." feels like a gimmick.
  4. Reviewed by: Helen O'Hara
    40
    Gerard Butler stars in a very good film where he helps a guarded woman get over a tragedy in her past. It’s called "Dear Frankie" - go rent that instead.
  5. The movie - with some gamy sexual references, a one-night stand and a long look at a stud muffin's naked buns - targets an older female audience. They may see it as unbearably cute, filled with ridiculous coincidences and laced with performances that - like the obnoxious soundtrack music - overstate the mood.
  6. FYI, there's zero chemistry between P.S. I Love You's two commodified headliners. P.S.: The plus in the harsh grade goes solely to the divine Lisa Kudrow, delivering desperately needed laughs as the twitchy widow's husband-hunting best friend.
  7. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    20
    Lisa Kudrow, the designated comic relief, has never been so consistently unfunny, and Gina Gershon looks uncomfortable in every (pseudo-)inspirational moment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 61
  2. Negative: 17 out of 61
  1. DenyseM.
    Feb 25, 2008
    10
    I loved this movie...I read the book before the movie had even came out and I feel in love with the book. When I heard that the movie was I loved this movie...I read the book before the movie had even came out and I feel in love with the book. When I heard that the movie was being made I knew that it was going to be awesome and it was. Expand
  2. SonitaL.
    May 29, 2008
    10
    I love this movie! It's like the saddest of all movie! Beside i think Gerard Butler look way hotter without the beard in 300! Anyway I love this movie! It's like the saddest of all movie! Beside i think Gerard Butler look way hotter without the beard in 300! Anyway still love him with that Irish accent! Expand
  3. Dec 27, 2010
    10
    ps. i love you is a film which really attaches you to the characters and brings tears to your eyes. It really lets you look deep into whatps. i love you is a film which really attaches you to the characters and brings tears to your eyes. It really lets you look deep into what true love is really like. In my opinion it is an outstanding film and worth seeing as soon as you can. One of the best films i have seen in years. Expand
  4. MelissaJ.
    Jan 28, 2008
    9
    Great film. Curious how these critics define good filmmaking (and if they consider Rambo a good example). The script and acting were Great film. Curious how these critics define good filmmaking (and if they consider Rambo a good example). The script and acting were brilliant, but it is pretty emotionally heavy. Contrary to what some have said, I believe Swank was perfect for this role. Character development was excellent. A definite must see. Expand
  5. AlastairP.
    Jul 9, 2008
    7
    I was surprised at the big laughs that I got. Sure, it was contrived, but it still provided a romantic good time. It's a movie that I was surprised at the big laughs that I got. Sure, it was contrived, but it still provided a romantic good time. It's a movie that won't offend anyone . Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Jul 19, 2009
    3
    I'm a guy who usually doesn't mind romantic comedies. I've found that how much I like a particular rom-com depends upon the I'm a guy who usually doesn't mind romantic comedies. I've found that how much I like a particular rom-com depends upon the comedy and chemistry of the lead characters. In the case of "P.S.", I did not buy into the story one ounce, and I didn't think there was any chemistry between the main characters. It's much too sappy and thick to do without chemistry. Expand
  7. RyanC.
    Dec 31, 2007
    0
    If there's a strength to this movie, I sure as he'll didn't see it.

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