I watched a film last night called, PS I Love You with Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, (who I first discovered in a small Scottish gem of a movie, Dear, Frankie (2004))based on Cecelia Ahern’s novel of the same title.
The story is primarily about Holly who tries to cope with the loss of her husband, Gerry, a charming Irishman, who dies of a brain tumor. Gerry however, has left a series of letters for Holly over the course of a year, in order to help her during her grief. We watch as Holly goes through the pain of loss and how at times, she still feels Gerry in their apartment. The story is well told, funny at times, and I thoroughly got swept away with the performances by both Butler and Swank. The supporting cast includes Kathy Bates, Holly’s mother and her two best friends, Lisa Kudrow and Gina Gershon. But it is Holly’s sister’s Ciara, played by Nellie McKay, that I enjoyed the most. She practically steals every scene that she’s in. Swank and Butler have good chemistry and make this film a delight. Also Harry Connick Jr. plays Holly’s mother’s employee and does a good job as the comic relief guy. The soundtrack is wonderful too with a few tunes by the great Irish band, The Pogues. It’s a sweet movie to see with your honey, or by yourself. So the next time that you’re in the DVD store and have no idea what to get, try PS I Love You. It’s a feel good movie, and trust me, it’ll make you smile.
That’s the word for today, folks! Remember to pay it forward!