Went to see the movie "P.S. I Love You" today, by myself as my friends had all either seen it or didn't want to see it. Surprisingly, I quite liked going by myself - a little weird, as everyone else at the session seemed to be in couples, but it did mean i could just relax and watch, which was nice. I usually feel compelled to dissect movies afterwards, and that's just annoying for friends.
I really liked the movie though. Too many seem to just rub me the wrong way recently - either they're something i just want to watch, or they're "romantic" comedies which i now find tiresomely predictable or, in some cases, slightly creepy.
This movie was good though - a few things that irked me, but i didn't feel like it was aimed at someone completely different to myself. Obviously i have been watching the wrong movies. Maybe i should try more based on books. I actually bought the book for this one straight after I'd watched the movie - I'll have to see what the book's like.
The movie, being about how to get over somebody rather than how to get together with somebody, was a nice change. Holly was a likeable character, and pretty much all her actions felt reasonable rather than movie-land must-advance-the-plot stupid. I liked how she and Gerry were presented at the beginning, and the little glimpses of the relationship shown throughout.
Other that that, it was good. Very good.
What is up with the trailers though? Some of them looked like bloody stupid movies. What sort of a title is "Run Fat Boy Run"? especially
when the character is, in fact, not fat. He is, however, a complete loser who abandoned his pregnant fiancee at the altar. Then, five years later
, when she's happily with a successful marathon - running guy, the idiot decides that all he has to do in order to win her back is run the marathon too? I sincerely hope that's not actually the plot, although it was definitely the impression I got.