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Category: 2007 RAZZIE® MOVIE FORUMS w/LYNX!
Forum Name: P.S. I LOVE YOU
Forum Discription: It Was a Love from Beyond the Grave...That Just Wouldn't Stop Sending Letters Marked
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2361
Printed Date: August 22 2014 at 8:49pm


Topic: Attention: DEAD LETTERS OFFICE...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Attention: DEAD LETTERS OFFICE...
Date Posted: December 16 2007 at 6:03am

2007'S OBLIGATORY HOLIDAY CHICK FLICK, http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=242 - P.S. I LOVE YOU  WAS ALSO the SURPRISE RAZZIE® CHRISTMAS TURKEY of LAST YEAR.

WITH CO-STARS WHO HAVE LESS CHEMISTRY THAN OIL and WATER, a HOKEY PLOT HOOK of a DEARLY DEPARTED SENDING LOVE LETTERS from BEYOND the GRAVE, and http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2360&PN=1 - REVIEWS THAT ARE RAVING (ABOUT HOW AWFUL IT IS!) THIS ONE (ALONG with http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=191 - THE REAPING ) SHOULD HAVE EARNED HILLARY SWANK a PLACE AMONG 2007's WORST ACTRESS CONTENDERS...

LOVE IT (OR LOATHE IT) FEEL FREE to POST YOUR THOUGHTS BELOW... 

Swank: "This is your idea of a romantic letter??  It sez "Tonight, we screw in Hell!'..."



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: December 16 2007 at 6:52am
Oh, no, you didn't!


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: December 16 2007 at 9:34am
Oh, yes he did!

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Posted By: Mrs. Magnatech
Date Posted: December 16 2007 at 5:42pm
This looks terrible! Poor Hillary Swank - she's a two-time Oscar winner, and yet most of her recent movies are embarrassing turkeys!  

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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: December 17 2007 at 3:45am

There's another Hillary Swank movie we can add to P.S. I Love and The Reaping: Freedom Writers...

Response from Head RAZZberry: Although I myself did not see FREEDOM WRITERS (nor did much of anybody else) I did hear from those who saw it that it was essentially a "good" movie. Also, when I checked its R.T. Rating, it was listed as 69% Positive and thus "fresh" ( http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/freedom_writers/ - LINK ). So, while THE REAPING ( http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/reaping/ - LINK ) and P.S. I LOVE YOU (whose R.T. Rating is see-sawing as I write this - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ps_i_love_you/ - LINK ) appear to be logical titles to list for Swank on this year's RAZZIE® Nominating Ballot, FREEDOM WRITERS does not... 

 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: December 17 2007 at 9:01am
Well, people actually like Freedom Writers. It's still on top of my top 10 movies of 2007. If you don't like that movie, you don't have a heart.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: December 17 2007 at 10:33am
Then I guess I don't have a heart.

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: December 17 2007 at 4:31pm
I'll toss in my quick two cents on Freedom Writers. Certainly not Razzie material, but nowhere close to being one of the year's top ten movies either, in a decidedly dreary year. It had a decent story, but they gave us a very sanitized, Reader's Digest version of it, so it was entirely unmemorable. I'd recommend reading the book,  rather than seeing the film. 

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Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken


Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: December 17 2007 at 5:26pm

Does anybody make any good Christmas movies anymore?  It seems like any Christmas movie to come out winds up as a Worst or Bonus Worst of the Weak (although National Treasure: Book of Secrets could be the bonus this time!)...

 



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: December 19 2007 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by Berrynoia

Does anybody make any good Christmas movies anymore? 

 

No. Okay, admittedly there is a lot wrong with what Christmas has become; crass commericalism, phony sentiment and all sorts of displays of extravagance. So Hollywood thinks they can strike some sort of chord by making movies that expose the rotten underbelly of the holiday season.

The sad part is, they think they are being clever by telling us what most of us already knew a long time ago. Worse still, they miss the simple fact that for all its challenges and excesses, most of us still enjoy the best parts of the holiday season...family, the spirt of love and possibility...all the things that make us feel good about being human. In short, if Hollywood wants to make icky, cynical holiday trash like Bad Santa et al:

1. More power to 'em

2. Screw 'em

I'll pop It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story (or any of a dozen other wonderful classics) into my DVD player, and to heck with all the modern trash! 



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Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken


Posted By: dipitlow555
Date Posted: December 20 2007 at 7:01am
Let's not forget The Perfect Holiday as one horrible Christmas movie of 2007


Posted By: wetbandit82
Date Posted: December 20 2007 at 10:11am

Again, I think it's a case of reading a successful picture the wrong way (as always).  They obviously skimmed over Christmas Vacation when it came out and decided, "Good, holiday misery, this'll keep us in business for 20 years."  Not caring to notice there was no meanness in any of Clark Griswold's mishaps, or that Clark always means well (at least whenever they can get John Hughes to write for him; in other hands, unfortunately he is just another Dad who doesn't get it) and only loses it when circumstances overwhelm him.  But of course, they all feel they need an obvious conflict for films that are "obviously" going to be seen by lots of people, so it thus becomes prerequisite for characters to snap at each other and otherwise aggravate weaknesses in others whenever they can.  Forgetting how true what was mentioned above is, for to them the holiday are much like that infamous IBC Scrooge promo:   

"Acid rain.  Drug addiction.  International terrorism.  Freeway killers.  Now more than ever it is important to remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Don't miss Charles Dickens's immortal classic Scrooge.  Your life might just depend on it." 

Originally posted by saturnwatcher

Originally posted by Berrynoia

Does anybody make any good Christmas movies anymore? 
No. Okay, admittedly there is a lot wrong with what Christmas has become; crass commericalism, phony sentiment and all sorts of displays of extravagance. So Hollywood thinks they can strike some sort of chord by making movies that expose the rotten underbelly of the holiday season.

The sad part is, they think they are being clever by telling us what most of us already knew a long time ago. Worse still, they miss the simple fact that for all its challenges and excesses, most of us still enjoy the best parts of the holiday season...family, the spirt of love and possibility...all the things that make us feel good about being human. In short, if Hollywood wants to make icky, cynical holiday trash like Bad Santa et al:

1. More power to 'em

2. Screw 'em

I'll pop It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story (or any of a dozen other wonderful classics) into my DVD player, and to heck with all the modern trash! 

 

 

 

 



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Posted By: bruin_522
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 1:53pm
Swank's gonna be nominated for this and The Reaping for sure...


Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: July 13 2008 at 4:10pm
Yep this one one was lucky to dodge any Razzies noms, it was horrible!
Forget Prom Night, this was the squirmiest movie I've ever gone to see.
Highly overrated.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: March 19 2010 at 4:20pm
This is my favorite romantic drama...and I'm a guy!

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Posted By: BurnHollywoodBurn
Date Posted: March 19 2010 at 5:04pm
Originally posted by Vits

This is my favorite romantic drama...and I'm a guy!

Well, it does feature Hillary Swank in her bra during the first 5 minutes and then her singing in a knotted shirt later on, so the movie has SOME redeeming qualities.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 02 2011 at 11:17am
Originally posted by Vits

This is my favorite romantic drama...and I'm a guy!
Scrath that.I just re-saw it and gave it 6/10.Review coming tomorrow.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: April 03 2011 at 11:34am
"P.S. I" JUST LIKE "YOU".LET'S BE FRIENDS(***/*****):


Spoilers ahead!


I feel ashamed that,as a man,I liked this.HOLLY may be a woman who goes from cute to annoying in a blink but Hilary Swank performs with grace and makes us care for her.

It takes the "characters say everything on their minds" method but without James L. Brooks's sitcom approach.It's the kind of movie we need once a year(not more nor less):a light romantic drama that remind us it's OK to associate love with the cheesy.

So what is the problem with this movie?It still has the modern James L. Brooks...I don't know how to call it,but it's like a date when your date is constantly trying to be liked with jokes,at times funny and at times forced.

Well,we all know that is OK to grieve for a while and then move on,and that is said in the movie,but not enough times.GERRY's words are charming and HOLLY enjoys them so much we end up rooting for her to keep getting letters and ignore the others.In other words,ignore her family and friends and not move on with her life.And the flashbacks are cute too and they support this issue.During the last 1/3 of the movie when she finally realizes she has to move on I felt an urge to yell"What?!No!Why?!" at the screen.

The movie is too long.I felt the entire story was the U.S. scenes,and then they added at the middle the Ireland scenes from another movie,and it ends up feeling like a 3-part mini-series.

Some ideas may sound good,but that doesn't mean they are.It's true that you can like someone and then the feelings can go away after kissing.But leading us on to believe she was gonna end up with DANIEL was just cruel,specially since the leading on lasts the entire movie.I enjoy twists like everyone,just as long I feel surprised,not cheated.It's odd they tried to do that to seem smart,and yet end things with cliches.I mean,seriously?She'll end up with a guy at the same time her mom will end up with his dad?And they think we'll buy that she'd prefer the guy with whom she had nothing more than a physical connection,and she most likely sees him as GERRY 2.0?


Grades: C+ in the U.S. and 5,0 in Chile.


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