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P.S. It's not a bad movie

Movie review: 'P.S. I Love You'

Movie review: 'P.S. I Love You'

January 08, 2008|By EVA NIESSNER / Pulse Correspondent

At first, "P.S. I Love You" seems like yet another sappy romantic comedy. And for the most part, it is.

But there's something a little different about it.

The plot is simple. Holly (Hilary Swank) is trying to recover from the death of her beloved husband, Gerry (Gerard Butler). Because Gerry knew he was going to die, he wrote a number of letters to be given to Holly after his death. He wanted to help her mourn and celebrate the time they had together. To that end, he wrote letters instructing her to do a variety of things, from singing karaoke to traveling to Ireland.

In my opinion, the whole idea of the movie was unremarkable, if not a little morbid. But the acting makes it different from other movies of its type. Swank and Butler have incredible on-screen chemistry in their scenes together. Lisa Kudrow is hysterically funny as Holly's man-crazy friend Denise, while Harry Connick Jr. is excellent as Daniel, Holly's ever-so-frank buddy.

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Sometimes Holly's grief was a little hard to relate to, which made for a few boring moments. But all in all, "P.S. I Love You" is a sad, dark and enjoyable spin on the classic romantic comedy.

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