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P.S. – Review

30 April 2005 No Comment

Louise (Laura Linney) is an admissions officer at Columbia University who comes across the name of an applicant, F. Scott Feinstadt (Topher Grace), who has the same name as her first love. Curious, she calls him up to arrange an interview and is surprised to hear the similarity of his voice on the telephone. He arrives late, a typical F. Scott Feinstadt characteristic and when he finally arrives he looks exactly like F. Scott Feinstadt. Soon after meeting each other they are involved in a passionate affair. It’s a very strange coincidence that the two F. Scott Feinstadt’s have almost everything in common but it’s not supernatural, it’s about Louise letting go of the past.

Off the bat the boom operator in the P.S. is a moron that needs to have his/her eyes gouged out and get skull… They almost spoil a brilliant movie because the boom appears in most of the shots and kind of detracts from the mood of a lot of the shots it appears in. That said.

P.S. is well cast and the performances of Topher Grace and Laura Linney should receive particular mention. They deliver excellent performances, in fact the cast should be commended for being professional even though the boom operator is such a numb nut, and he almost hits Paul Rudd in the head in one scene.

P.S. is a fresh take on love lost and found with a lot of emotional complexity thrown in. The characters and situations almost jump off the screen. An example, the sex scene between Grace and Linney is very realistic without being in your face or explicit. The weird moment while the passions stop so the guy can put the condom on, they way a couch squeaks when you have sex on it and a lot of other things, which are best seen with one own eyes. There are many other realistic situations where you can almost smell or feel what’s going on.

P.S. is worth experiencing a second time round, even though the boom operator has brain damage.

CAST: Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Gabriel Byrne, Paul Rudd and Marcia Gay Harden

DIRECTOR: Dylan Kidd

RUNNING TIME: 98 minutes


GENRE: Romantic Drama

RELEASE DATE: 29 April 2005

RATING: 9/10

“When Love Comes Round A Second Time It Really Can Be Hard To Miss”

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Review by Punjabi_Goth for Africasgateway.com

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