Saturday, January 26, 2008

P.S. I Love You, the verdict

PS I Love You

watched the film.

can't say i loved it. at least not as much as i did the book.

the plot, though similar - dead husband helps grieving wife go on with her life by sending her letters long after he died. wife is stubborn at first but with the help of friends and family, she was able to come around and realize that the world really doesn't stop while she grieves - unfortunately, is far from how Cecelia Ahern wrote it.

a lot of characters were not included including holly's family which played a huge part in the book. instead, they added a new character, william, which i think is a pretty desperate attempt at spicing up the story. though, i must admit, seeing Jeffrey Dean Morgan's tush is an added bonus *wink*.

there were, however, scenes where one would shed a tear or two. mostly when a letter is opened. or when gerry looks at holly or talks to her.

the cast, with the exception of Gerard Butler, was forgettable. yes, even eye-candy JD Morgan was a slight disappointment. his Irish accent was weird and his discomfort in speaking such was obvious. he did sing well though and played the guitar like a rockstar.

it is a feel good movie that i wouldn't mind watching on DVD and for those who have yet to read the book, it's best to watch the movie first. you'd appreciate it more.

as they say, disappointments come when expectations are high.

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