P.S. I Love You
, based on the Cecilia Ahern novel of the same name, tells the story of a young widow who discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
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 hes written to help. These letters give her certain things she has to do, to help her move on with her life.
Its 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