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P.S. I Love You [DVD] [2008]

Hilary Swank , Gerard Butler , Richard LaGravenese    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, Jeffery Dean Morgan
  • Directors: Richard LaGravenese
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 12 May 2008
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0011OVCT2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 378 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Based on the best-selling novel from Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You is far more than the standard chick flick that it may first appear to be. Relocating the novel from Ireland to America, multiple Oscar-winner Hilary Swank stars as the young woman who has recently lost her husband. And yet amidst her grief, she discovers a series of letters that he’s written to help. These letters give her certain things she has to do, to help her move on with her life.

It’s not a completely clean adaptation of the book, and yet P.S. I Love You has more than enough in its tank to qualify as a good, quality bona fide weepy. Swank in particular is a terrific actress, and delivers another worthy performance here. Credit too to Gerard Butler (Phantom Of The Opera, 300) for his work as her late husband.

The film does have a few problems. It meanders a little, and its running time could use a little pruning. Yet nonetheless P.S. I Love You is a well made, engaging drama, and likely to be responsible for a fair bit of blubbing among its target audience by the time the credits roll. Worth a look. --Jon Foster

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Based on the best-selling novel from Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You is far more than the standard chick flick that it may first appear to be. Relocating the novel from Ireland to America, multiple Oscar-winner Hilary Swank stars as the young woman who has recently lost her husband. And yet amidst her grief, she discovers a series of letters that heås written to help. These letters give her certain things she has to do, to help her move on with her life. Itås not a completely clean adaptation of the book, and yet P.S. I Love You has more than enough in its tank to qualify as a good, quality bona fide weepy. Swank in particular is a terrific actress, and delivers another worthy performance here. Credit too to Gerard Butler (Phantom Of The Opera, 300) for his work as her late husband. The film does have a few problems. It meanders a little, and its running time could use a little pruning. Yet nonetheless P.S. I Love You is a well made, engaging drama, and likely to be responsible for a fair bit of blubbing among its target audience by the time the credits roll. Worth a look. --Jon Foster

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93 of 104 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't knock it till you've tried it! 2 Feb 2008
By Rua Mac
Format:DVD
I loved the book and was really looking forward to seeing the film, but was slightly put off to hear that it was set in the USA instead of Ireland. But, in spite of this I decided to give it a go and was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it is very different from the book but if you can put that aside and see it as a film in it's own right you'll really enjoy it.

Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler are delightful as a couple and their acting is amazing. Swank's acting during the funeral scene is superb. Laughing and crying at the same time through the playing of Fairytale of New York, she just tugs at the heartstrings.

Some reviewers have criticised it saying that it slagged off the Irish and called us leprechauns. But the only references to that were when Gerry made a silly, jokey remark and Holly said something about being in love with a leprechaun; and also when the sing-a-gram comes to the door, which was just Gerry's silly way of reminding Holly about him and also about St.Patrick's day. A couple of references to something that we ourselves promote as part of the tourist trade can hardly be classed as racism! In fact, the Irish are portrayed as attractive, intelligent, warm, friendly, hard-working, fun-loving, creative people, who are fortunate enough to live in a beautiful land, so I don't think there's anything for us to take offence at.

This film is full of romance, comedy, pathos, top-class performances, and stunning scenery. Don't be put off by the negative revues of people who might prefer more sex and violence. Sometimes it's nice to see people overcoming challenges and, with the help of family and friends, coming out the other side with humour and optimism.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 18 April 2012
Format:DVD
The book of this film is FANTASTIC. The Film however, is just terrible. They've ruined the book - moved it all to America, made much of the cast American and it's just shockingly bad. Barely follows the book at all. I absolutley loved the book but the film was painfully bad.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good if you've read the book first! 25 July 2008
By Jo
Format:DVD
I absolutely loved the book, so when I found out there was a film out I was really excited about seeing it. However, I was very disappointed after watching it, the book is so much better. For starters, while the book is set in Ireland, the film is set in New York - I don't think this added to the film in any way at all. I didn't feel that all of the cast were entirely believable, somehow they didn't seem to gel.
I do think that had I not read the book first, I would have enjoyed the film a lot more. Gerry Butler is extremely likeable, and there are some tear jerking scenes. It is by no means a bad film, but if you are hoping for it to be like the book, you will be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt delivery and perfect condition 13 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Fab feel good film, with a brilliant soundtrack. Don't care who disagrees with Gerard Butler's Irish accent; I love it! Perfect packaging
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT 7 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
All i can say is i love this film, its funny, heart warming and sad , a real roller coaster ride of emotions with Claude Butler as a big bonus Buy it !!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not like the book but still good. 14 Nov 2010
By Rachel
Format:DVD
The first and most important thing to note here is that the film is very different from the book. The entire book is set in ireland, whilst the film is set in New York. I read the book first and loved it, it was raw and real and went at just the right pace. If you're intending to watch the film hoping it'll just animate the book for you, you will be mistaken I'm afraid.

However, taking the film on it's own merits it is Very good. The characters of holly and Gerry are believable and played very well as a couple in love. There are a number of tearjerker momenta which are really well executed and simply presented. The character of Daniel is very different to the book but works on a more comedic level. Overall the film is easy watching and far from depressing considering the amount of sad moments. As tearjerkers go, it's one of the better ones. But if you're watching it intending it to be like the book, something it's completely not, then you may be disappointed. Watch it with an open mind and I'm sure you'll be pleasantly suprised.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A man's point of view 2 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
I bought this to watch with my wife; I always think her sneering at my love of horror films as hypocritical -'they're depressing'- yet she has a preference for movies which make her cry...go figure.
On the tears front, P.S. I love you scores big; the wife was sniffling and snuffling throughout and looked like a panda when I switched the lights on at the end. Apparently her mascara wasn't waterproof after all! I have to admit to having a lump in my throat on several occasions. The film unashamedly uses the whole Hollywood arsenal of cheese and downright emotional cheap shots to really tug at the heartstrings and therefore it is successful in what it sets out to do. However, I can't help but feel that this film could have been a lot more enjoyable had it played less for laughs and easy tears and been more of a serious drama. I haven't read the book but I imagine it had more depth to it. The story behind the film makes for an original and heart-warming tale but this was undone somewhat by the generic Hollywood formula which was applied to it. Hilary Swank is superb, Phoebe from Friends is still Phoebe from Friends, Harry Connick Junior's performance is dull (and his character pointless) but otherwise it's a fairly solid cast. So if tears are your thing and you don't mind too much cheese in your movies then you will enjoy this.

P.s. I am off to cheer myself up by watching some horror.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
I love this film and thanks to the fast arrival I can enjoy it as much as I like. Thanks
Published 6 days ago by andrew cross
5.0 out of 5 stars P S I Love You DVD
Great film. Funny, sad( not too much) great story nice little film, even my man said ummm good that.
Mind you I don like a actor to look at.
Published 10 days ago by C. N. Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching & Amazing.
I can't believe that this is the only film to have made me feel emotional. What a brilliant film! A must watch, for anyone.
Published 21 days ago by Encouraging Sign
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I started to watch and thought oh what have I done? Then as the story starts to get going you can't take your eyes off the screen, what next? I shan't spoil it for you.... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Shopalol
5.0 out of 5 stars Gerard Butler need i say more?
well myabe I do.......................... great chick flick Gerard Butler brightens up any day !!! Lisa Kudrow is great in this too.
Published 1 month ago by suzanne craske
5.0 out of 5 stars I want one
Gerard Butler and Hilary swank should do a lot more movies together i thought these too were great. If only life was as beautiful as he made out
Published 1 month ago by Rheanna
5.0 out of 5 stars Ps I love you
Product delivered promptly and as described - happy to recommend to others - not much more you say about a DVD other than watch it.
Published 2 months ago by Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars P.S.I LOVE YOU
A sad But very warming film with quality acting from the main stars just love this film and so does my wife.
Published 2 months ago by eggy1403
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh and cry!
A beautiful story, with great actors and lovely songs. Made me cry more than once, a real feel good story with a little twist at the end.
Published 2 months ago by SallyKing
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!!
Fast delivery, an amazing film! If you love romantic, sad kind off films then this film will be perfect for you!
Published 2 months ago by francesca
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