Saturday, May 31, 2008

P.S. You Suck

We just finished watching the heavy-handed, syrupy Gerard Butler (what, there were other people in it?) film, "P.S. I Love You," which made me cry approximately forty-leven times, and mostly made Alex say, "Hilary Swank looks like a retarded male elf," or refer to her as "Hilary Stank." I don't think he's a fan. Anyway, yeah. This not-stupendous movie manipulated me all over the place. I'll admit I'm easy that way with the tearjerkers. I go right where they want me to emotionally, which is wherever the protagonist is. So I cried and cried and cried, because if my husband died, I would be DEVASTATED.

This phenomenal emotional sensitivity and empathy of mine is obviously highly appreciated by my spouse. Enjoy this audio-only video clip, which I begin by immediately using the word "audio" IN PLACE OF the word "video." I swear I know the difference.

19 comments:

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  2. Agh! I need to get on the other computer (which is currently being used) to hear the clip!

    But, the movie...I know. I don't like Hilary Swank, but hello...Gerry Butler movie.

    I managed to hold it together okay. Up until the point she ran into the restaurant to her mom, after Harry Connick Jr. walked out on her at lunch.

    Then...lost it.

    But, god. Gerry through that entire movie. So freaking adorable. He still can't pull off trying any other accents (but, it's kind-of endearing, at this point)...but, I forgive him because he's all "Oh my god, take off your clothes now" kinds of hot.

    Even dead.

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  3. Didn't see the movie, but he was hot in Phantom of the Opera. Sulky and gothic... Whoo.

    Your husband is insane, and I would tell him what I would tell mine with the same comment: "Not with that attitude!" (meaning, what you think it means, of course).

    And you don't sound whiny, give yourself a break, you were CRYING.

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  4. @tlc-

    OMG, Phantom. I could watch that movie on loop for the rest of my life.

    I love, love, love that he did his own singing in that. And I'd have picked him over Raul. Hands down. Even w/ the deformity.

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  5. I first watched this film on a plane a month ago, flying back from a business trip to NYC. Do you know how hard it is to not cry in front of the several hundred total strangers who are sitting elbow-to-elbow with you on an overbooked flight? Especially because a plane isn't as dark as a movie theater?

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  6. LOL...loved adena's comment:

    But, god. Gerry through that entire movie. So freaking adorable. He still can't pull off trying any other accents (but, it's kind-of endearing, at this point)...but, I forgive him because he's all "Oh my god, take off your clothes now" kinds of hot.

    Even dead.


    My thoughts exactly.

    And about accents, he did a perfect American accent on one of the late night talk shows...Craig Ferguson's, I think. But oh that delicious Scottish brogue is soooo much nicer.

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  7. My dear daughter,
    As luck would have it, I was watching the same movie at the same time! I did not like it, although the beautiful, singing, funny Irishman, I found quite attractive. As far as Ms. Swank, her coats and boots were so cute!
    The phone scene you mention did make me cry, but only because (you may not want to know this), I did the same thing when your dad died. Furthermore, I still have that old cell phone, although it has no service. After almost 4 years, I still plug it in to the charger, just so I can hear his voice-activated speed dial say my name. It was the only speed dial he programmed in and I swear, he says "Judith" in a beautiful, slightly questioning tone that makes me want to answer, "Yes, Zane?" I promise, you can hear the love, just by the way he says my name. So now, I'm crying again and I've made you cry again. You're welcome.

    Anyhoo, as a real, honest-to-goodness widow, I did not enjoy the movie. Thumbs down, but maybe for different reasons than the critics. However, Harry Connick, Jr. is always good, even if he just stands there.

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  8. Mom - that really is such a beautiful comment. I can definitely see wanting to hang on to a loved one's voice as long as possible. I'm currently cleaning out my garage (late spring cleaning) and finding all this crap that my father left here when he visited California (he passed away two years ago), and it feels just wrong to throw away his tattered old baseball cap that I used to HATE when he actually wore it.

    Thanks for your movie review. You should comment more!

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  9. okay, the two of you are just TOO much for me. i love you guys. really. i do. the end. hilary skank.

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  10. I cried through half of that movie, even with trying not to, because c'mon, I don't want to miss a frame of Gerard Butler. I swear I'm slowly collecting every movie he's ever been in.

    But now I just cried again at your mom's comment. Geez, I didn't realize I was that much of a soft-heart.

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  11. Oh, mom, you made EVERYONE cry.

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  12. Bad enough your tearful voice made me weepy, but add your mom's comment and I'm now the proud owner of a big old pile of tear-sodden, snot-covered tissues. Thanks a heap!

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  13. Ok folks. Ninjapoodles hubby here. I just want all to know that I don't really have a "burnt up cinder for a heart" like my wife so eloquently stated in her comments. I mean this movie was just super, super sappy and sad and here was my wife crying after each scene. It was just too much to take. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am way too much of a tenderheart, and I just had to interject a little "laugh". Any sort of joke just to see my wife smile. Even at movies, I hate to see my wife cry.

    At lot of times, looking back at my comments made "off the cuff", I realize they are sometimes not quite as funny as I thought they were at the time. But, at the time, knowing the rest of the movie was in no way going to feel cheerier, I just had to see any kind of smile on my wife's beautiful face.

    I love you, sweetheart.

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  14. Awwww. And he's a good enough sport to let me write about him, photograph him (sometimes) and record him. He's a sweetheart, really.

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  15. I could I responded to this earlier. Anyway, I read the book probably 2 years ago and absolutely loved it. But you know what they say about the book being better than the movie? I think that's the reason I haven't rushed out to see it. That and my hubby would be the same way as yours and I'd have to slap him. Of course, reading that your hubby had wise cracks made me laugh.

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  16. I'd have to agree with hubs on this one. I tend not to want too much dramas in my movies after working and driving all day I need things to go blowy uppy!

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  17. I watched this a few weekends ago and cried from beginning to end, non-stop. Seriously. I don't fault you one bit.

    I definitely liked the book better. However, watching Gerry Butler certainly made it worth my two hours of swollen wet eyes and drippy nose.

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