P.S. I Love You has officially been giving women unrealistic expectations of men for 10 years.
That’s 10 whole years since Gerard Butler danced his way across the room in nothing but a pair of dress shoes, boxers and braces. Ten years since Hilary Swank opened the door to a leprechaun holding a balloon.
An entire decade guys. Doesn’t time fly?
Adapted from Cecelia Ahern’s 2004 novel of the same name, the film starred Swank as Holly, a young widow trying to move on after her husband Gerry’s untimely death.
Butler was Irish charmer Gerry who, knowing that he didn’t have much time left, arranged for letters to be delivered to his wife after he was gone to help her move on.
Filled with silly humour, sad-but-happy romance and life-affirming words of wisdom, P.S. I Love You is designed to pluck at the heartstrings.
Here are 12 quotes that still have the ability to both melt and break hearts.
What do you want? I know what I want, cause I’m holding it in my hands.
Every morning I still wake up and the first thing I want to do is to see your face.
We’re so arrogant, aren’t we? So afraid of age, we do everything we can to prevent it. We don’t realise what a privilege it is to grow old with someone.
I have a feeling this is the last letter, because there is only one thing left to tell you. It isn’t to go down memory lane or make you buy a lamp, you can take care of yourself without any help from me.
It’s to tell you how much you move me, how you changed me. You made me a man, by loving me, Holly. And for that, I am eternally grateful.
I’m so angry I could kill somebody. I’m alone, and it doesn’t matter what job I have or what I do or what I don’t do or what friends I have, he’s not here.
There’s no man, alive or dead, who’s going to fault you for living.
My life had changed right there. I’m not worried about you remembering me, luv. You need to remember that girl on the road.
You know the worst thing for a parent, second after losing a child? Watching your child head for the same life you had.
You can’t stop it. It’s a terrible, helpless feeling. Makes you angry all the time. And I’ve been angry. For a very long time.
Look, if you ever just wanna get out, just do anything, just, I’ll wait for your call. And just so you know, I’m not looking for ‘a thing’ right now. I’m just flirting in good faith.
Dear Gerry, you said you wanted me to fall in love again, and maybe one day I will. But there are all kinds of love out there.
This is my one and only life. And it’s a great and terrible and short and endless thing, and none of us come out of it alive.
Gerry and Holly
I bet we will meet again.
You better win that bet, because if we do, that’ll be the end of it.
The end of what?
Life as we know it.
Thank you for the honour of being my wife. I’m a man with no regrets. How lucky am I. You made my life, Holly.
You’re free to wipe away those tears now.
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