You have one shot at life, that’s all.
P.S. I love you was a beautiful film, even though heart wrenching, it strikes a connection it’ll always have with you.
Holly (Hillary Swank) and Gerry (Gerald Butler) were a married couple. They were madly in love with each other. Holly is a force to be reckoned with. Hot Headed, fierce, determined and even in the darkest times she is capable of seeing life’s beauty. Gerry, in Holly’s words, is the cute Irish guy who sings.
This movie is based on a novel which was loosely based on a real-life story. The writer in this movie has written the plot beautifully and smoothly. The plot is clear and captivating, with everything said, needful. The target audience this movie connects with is from ages 13 and above. The casting in this film is impeccable and the actors pulled off their roles incredibly. It has an impact like no other film.
Nobody’s life is filled with perfect little moments. And if it were, they wouldn’t be perfect little moments. They would just be normal. How would you truly experience happiness if you never experienced ups and downs?
The movie truly starts when Gerry passes away from a brain tumor. This couple was planning their kids, the house they’re going to live in, nobody had told them that they were short on time. Holly is absolutely devastated and is unable to exit the house for weeks. A soulmate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other and will be there for you, forever. Holly’s soulmate was gone, her best friend was gone and nobody understood that no amount of makeup, fresh air or shopping was ever going to fill that hole in her heart.
Weeks after, on her birthday, comes a cake. What’s so special about it anyway? It was a cake from Gerry. A cake from Heaven. That very cake, Holly’s hope. And that’s when the story begins.
Gerry planned 10 months out for Holly after his passing, 10 letters for 10 months. All ending with ‘P.S: I love you.’ Each letter had different adventures Gerry had planned for his wife. He wanted her to be happy. He wanted her to have hope.
They say that nothing lasts forever but Gerry was a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone. And that’s what they had.
Gerry sent Holly and her girlfriends on a trip to where they first met, where she finds a whole other part of her soul. Gerry believed that Holly had to fall in love again, and where they met is where he decided to give her that letter. ‘Don’t be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads and remember, shoot for the moon even if you fail, you’ll land amongst the stars’, he said.
And on a bridge in central park is where it all ended. That’s where Holly realized that it's over forever, with the end of the last letter she felt that the presence of Gerry around her was now gone. But somewhere in her heart she knew, that they’ll see each other again, and that’s what gave her hope to keep going.
P.S. I love you is the story of true love. It shows us the hope, the coping, the grieving of love. It shows us how it is all-consuming.
Sometimes, there’s only one thing left to say, P.S. I love you.
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