"P.S. I Love You, " based on Cecelia Ahern's 2004 debut novel is a beautiful movie about the power of love, loss, and friendship.Holly is a twenty-nine year old real estate agent who is married to Gerry, a handsome and romantic Irishman in his thirties who loves Holly to death. When Gerry dies of a brain tumor Holly finds it hard to let go and move on with her life. On her thirtieth birthday she receives a birthday cake signed by Gerry along with a tape recorder taped to the inside of the box with a note reading "play me."
The recording is of Gerry wishing Holly a happy birthday and insisting that she go out and have fun on her birthday. Gerry also informs Holly that he has written her a series of letters to help her move on with his death and her life and that he has had them arranged to be delivered to her. The letters arrive to Holly in various creative ways and the first letter arrives the following morning and day by day they continue to arrive.
One of the letters instructs Holly to take a trip that Gerry had planned for her before his death and others re-tell stories of their first meeting, adventures, and of their endless love. After each letter Gerry signs, "P.S. I love you." Gerry's letters lead Holly on all sorts of adventures and they also constantly remind Holly of him. She doesn't understand how the letters are supposed to help her move on when they just make her miss Gerry more, until his last letter comes.
The movie's two main characters are played by two-time Oscar winner Hillary Swank as "Holly" and front-man of the movie "300" Gerard Butler as "Gerry." The movie also stars Lisa Kudrow, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kathy Bates, and Harry Connick Jr.
"P.S. I Love You" is truly a heartwarming tale of a husband's undying love for his wife. It's honestly the best movie I have seen in a while, and I'm not just saying that because I'm a girl. It's good to see Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler playing romantics on screen than their usual butt kicking roles. I have only good things to say and the only downfall of this movie is that it's a big tear-jerker.
P.S. I loved this movie!