P.S. I Love You is a beautiful movie about a widow named Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) who receives messages in the forms of letters that her late husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) arranged to have sent to her after his death.
1. The Book Is Way Better Than The MovieI read the book before I even saw the movie and trust me when I say this. The book and the movie are totally different. Sure, the story is quite similar but those heartbreaking letters from Gerry to Holly are more beautiful in the book.
I honestly loved the book so much more than the movie, and I cried through most of it which, was really sad.
2. Perfect Example That Life Must Move OnGerry's letters to Holly are meant to help her to move on in a healthy way after his death. He encourages her to remember her young, idealistic, creative self and to go after her unrealized dreams.
‘To be a diva’ in his words, that is.
3. Just Be Sure To Have A Packet Of Tissues Nearby, Because You Will Be Needing ThemThere are several heartbreaking moments in this beautiful yet heart breaking moments that will leave reaching for some tissues. Lots of them. Damn those waterworks.
When Gerry’s postmortem message arrives on Holly’s 30th birthday.
Or Gerry’s bittersweet funeral.
Or Gerry’s last letter to Holly.
There’s something in my eye.
4. And Shit Does Get RealYou will totally lose it in your quest to control those damn waterworks when Holly learns that her mother (Kathy Bates) was the one Gerry had asked to deliver his letters, and she reads the last one. Her mother used to hate Holly’s late husband for getting married with her daughter at a very early age and since he reminds of her husband, who left her. But still she keeps the promise of the dying man (Gerry here). And this Academy award winner actress nails the role of Holly’s mother. It’s such a beautiful scene.
A series of letters that proves that your husband continues to love you from beyond the grave? Seriously? Come on. Love is real fellas. Watch the movie and let us know whether tissue warning was required or was I just being overly cautious.