‘P.S. I Love You’ – Return to sender

‘P.S. I Love You’ – Return to sender

Hilary Swank owns two Oscars, but she’s a stranger in a strange land in the rom-com “P.S. I Love You,” now on DVD. How can such a talented actress look so lost while swooning over “300’s” Gerard Butler?

The mystery eludes me, but the film takes a winning premise and saps all the romance right out of it.

My review over at Donne Tempo shares the ugly truth behind this overstuffed turkey.

(Photo: Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler swap romantic missives in “P.S. I Love You”)

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RayNo Gravatar March 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Hey there, I adored this book but wasn’t so impressed by the film. I loved the concept behind the story of leaving behind messages for your loved one after death. If you ever wanted to do it for real, I found a cool site called http://www.farawayfish.com, where you can store a profile all about your life and save emails to be sent out to your loved ones after death. Creepy or romantic? You decide!

LizNo Gravatar March 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Watched the DVD for the first time and I must say I was blown-away at the depth of emotions of the character played by Hillary Swank. Anyone who has lost close loved ones will feel the pain again. Having lost a loved one at 29 and turning 30 without him played out “true” to the emotions on the screen. She hauntingly portrayed those raw grieving emotions. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to rip off your funeral dress in anger. To dial phone numbers so I could hear his voice again. To wake up feeling as if he is in the room – it’s eerie. To dream a dream where your loved one is hugging you tightly – so that you can feel their breath on your neck.. . to hear a favorite song and not be able to breathe. Turning 30 without him and having cake with family and friends as they cautiously watch your every thought is uncomfortable. How lonely it is to be in a room full of people and yet be so far away. I know what it’s like to want to talk about him ALL the time – it’s a way of keeping him alive. I know what it’s like the see the look in your patient friends eyes when you speak of him, yet again. Grieving is difficult through all the stages. When losing a loved one, you actually lose them twice; once when they die, twice when you can’t feel them around any more. It’s a process. After that, you can move on. Well done Hillary.

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