Friday, September 15, 2006
89. "P.S. I Love You" ~ Cecilia Ahern
Faithful readers are aware that I make myself read the books before I can see the films. In this case, I had heard some buzz about the screenplay adaption, so I felt a need to compare the two.
Logline: A grieving young widow discovers her husband has left her a series of ten tasks, written in ten monthly notes, to help her ease out of her grief.
Screenplay: witty, sharp, quickly boils down the book.
Book: too much going on, too many characters with too many alternate issues, too little understood at the end, too "Bridget Jones" for my taste. Minor props for not following the routine, pat ending (though the film has shot two different versions, and my guess is that romance seekers want to see the happy ending).
It's a nice idea that didn't have a proper follow-through. Again, the screenplay attempts to remedy that, but it is hemmed in by that "romantic comedy" box.
Look for the film in the late spring of 2007, starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Or don't.
2.0 out of 5.0 Sweet Lovin's.
Posted by Kristin at 10:36 AM