Monday, 27 June 2011

Don't be afraid to fall in love again.

P.S. I Love You (2007)
Chosen by Lauren Parker who had this to say: 'a guilty pleasure and a very guilty one at that. I shouldn't like it but it has cheered me up on more than occasion. It's total Hollywood cheese and it never really delivers the raw emotion you would expect in such a situation but it does the light hearted stuff well. I'm only sharing it because you need more Gerard Butler in your blog.'

At two hours it is about one hour too long but I must confess a few bits aside this was slightly better than I had expected. Playing out a romance comedy over someone's great grief works more than it doesn't (you know things aren't going to go well when the two leads start the film married - romcoms are all about the hooking up of people not the continued existence of a couple) even if the film seems confused about it's message of moving on.
There is some able support from the cast (Nellie Mckay is particularly adorable) and the first hour is mostly snappy and not too sappy. However as soon as it gets to Ireland the film nosedives into a horrid bits of physical comedy (a section on a rowboat is cringeworthy) and never really recovers (less said about Oirish accents the better).

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