P.S. I Love You (2007)
The Film: Recovering from the death of her husband, Gerry (Gerard Butler), Holly (Hillary Swank) receives ten letters he wrote before he died, designed to help her move on with her life.
Why So Serious? Holly and Gerry are a happily married couple… until Gerry get a brain tumour and dies.
She collapses and withdraws from friends and family, until her 30th birthday, when she receives her first message from her dead husband.
The messages, which all end with ‘PS I Love You”, send Holly on different adventures, telling her to celebrate herself and not to be consumed with sadness.
Her friends and family worry that the messages are causing her to hang on to the past, but with each message, she grows stronger and discovers more about herself, and how to carry on living without him.
Will It Make You Cry? You’ll cry when he dies, you’ll cry every time she gets a message from him, you’ll cry when it end happily for her.
You’ll also cry when you hear Gerry’s awful Oirish accent.
Will It Uplift You? Unless you’re suffering from the death of a spouse, probably not.
Cynicism Score: 5 – The feminists might have an issue with the fact that without her husband’s guidance, she’s a complete mess.
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