Thursday, January 3, 2008

P.S. I Love You

I listened to the audio book and was so psyched when I heard they were doing a movie, too! I went and saw this alone (completely alone, I was the only one in the theater for the matinee) and was pleasantly surprised at how closely the movie followed the book. A few small details were changed, but I think they were improvements: the setting is mainly New York instead of Ireland and Holly's not Irish, she's American, but those slightly different elements really worked for the movie.

And who knew Irish guys were so hot?! Yum-my! Gerard Butler is my new favorite leading man!!! I've got to see 300 now! And Hilary Swank didn't bother me at all. I was afraid the whole movie would be ruined for me with her as the lead (can you tell I'm not a big H.S. fan?), but she played the character well. There is a scene in the movie where she imitates Judy Garland...that was a little scary because she could totally do Judy in a biopic if they make one. I would actually go see it, too.

I am buying the DVD when it comes out. This one has it all - true love, tragedy, comedy, romance, self discovery and more. The perfect chick flick for a girls night or date night, but be prepared to use a lot of Kleenex!


6 comments:

HD said...

I can't wait to see this!! The book was AWESOME! :o) Too sweet.

HD said...

Great chick flick! Although, I thought the parts where her dead husband came around and she talked to him were kind of creepy. I definitely liked the book better, but I always do. Wish they would have kept it in Ireland. Why does everything have to be in New York? I'd like to see a movie in a normal city for once. Murfreesboro. Come on people! You're missing out on some great locations. Love Gerard, and the other hot Irish guy. What other movies has he been in besides 300? We'll have to look that up. Good girls night movie.

Angel said...

I agree with you on the New York thing. Why oh why is that the only place that movies can be set? There are other towns out there, so many more...and I'm not talking about Chicago or Dallas or L.A. or Boston. Geez! Come on movie makers, show us small town America again!

Patti Pancake said...

Great movie! Sad, but sweet. I haven't read the book. The movie seemed to cram a lot in, but you could tell it was mostly in keeping with the book. I think I would have liked it better if I had read the book before I saw the movie.

Angel said...

Patti, if you like, I'd be happy to lend/send Heather, or even just send you, the audio book (CDs). It's a good listen. Just tell Heather to let me know where to send it if you want! Come back and check out our blog again soon!

Summer said...

I can't wait to see this movie, but it will have to be one of my girls night because I know Anthony won't be watching this with me.