P.S I Love You is a fictional dramatic novel that centers on the theme of moving on after a loss. The main characters of the work, P.S. I Love You, are Holly Reilly Kennedy and her husband Gerry Kennedy. When Holly Reilly Kennedy loses her husband, she finds it very difficult to live her life. Gerry Kennedy, Holly’s husband, who dies from a brain tumor when he is only 35, gives Holly all the support she needs through his romantic letters. While he bravely fights his cancer, he writes several letters to Holly showing her how much he will always love her and advising her to begin many new chapters in her life.
Written by Cecelia Ahern, P.S I Love You, which was the first novel that she ever wrote, became a worldwide bestseller. Ahern’s debut work was so successful that it was turned into the film, P.S. I Love You. If you enjoyed reading the novel, P.S. I Love You, then you will really like the film, which stays true to the original theme of this highly romantic novel.
There are interesting differences between the P.S. I Love You novel and the film. One of the major differences is that the novel is set in Ireland. The film takes place in Manhattan, New York with some scenes shot in Wicklow, Ireland. Even though they are both set in different locations, P.S. I Love You film and work both stay true to the Irish spirit.
In the flick, P.S. I Love You, Hillary Swank plays the role of Holly Reilly Kennedy. Since her performance was so moving, Swank received the People’s Choice Award for Best International Actress. Gerard Butler, who plays the role of Gerry Kennedy, definitely portrays the feisty spirit of the Irish gentleman. Kathy Bates, who plays the role of Patricia Reilly, shows her caring nature as Holly’s mom.
Like the bestselling book, P.S. I Love You, the film also did very well. With a budget of $30 million, the movie made a total of $156,835,339 worldwide. Today P.S. I Love You still continues to be a popular movie that romantic buffs stream on Netflix.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, P.S. I Love You is a very romantic film to watch. This flick has many passionate scenes. One fiery scene is when Holly sees the spirit of Gerry, and she embraces Gerry as he plays his guitar and sings, “Love You TillI the End.” Another touching scene is when Holly recalls the first time that she met Gerry at Wicklow Mountains National Park.
If you have not already done so, do read the novel, P.S. I Love You that is just as good as the movie. When you read the work, you will feel inspired reading every single detail of all the romantic letters that Gerry writes to Holly.
One of the many themes of the P.S. I Love You novel, just like the flick, is that true love really does heal the heart and every end is like a new beginning.