Any time we have an update on any film featuring Gerard Butler I like to point out how, what's the best word, strongly-opinionated his huge, mostly-female fanbase is. Yes, us guys have learned to appreciate him in films like 300, Beowulf & Grendel and Phantom of the Opera, but it is the lady audiences who absolutely adore him.
So here he is again and this time he is satisfying the ladies with a chick-flick, sorry, romantic drama with Hilary Swank; who I have no doubt jealous (and very female) Butler fans have already nicknamed Hilary Skank.
Movie Poster: P.S. I Love You
Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is beautiful, smart, and married to the love of her life—a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry (Gerard Butler). So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry. So it’s a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly’s 30th birthday in the form of a cake and, to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to order her to get out and “celebrate herself.” In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way: P.S. I Love You. Holly’s mother (Kathy Bates) and best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow), begin to worry that Gerry’s letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but, in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future. With Gerry’s words as her guide, Holly embarks on a touching, exciting and often hilarious journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into new beginning for life.
P.S. I Love You
P.S. I Love You opens to theaters on December 21, 2007.