Saturday, February 12

There are things we all cling to all our lives

I finally watched the little-seen P.S. last night. It was surprisingly good, and I'm not just saying that because I have a weird thing for Topher Grace (though I do). The movie's plot is similar to another little-seen movie from last year, Birth, starring Nicole Kidman. Laura Linney plays Louise Harrington, who meets a young man who has the same face, name, and personality as the boy she loved 20 years ago. Of course, that boy also died 20 years ago, so it's all a little freaky. The movie nicely avoids getting mired down in any weird mystical/reincarnation questions, and instead focuses on why Louise is so obsessed and disturbed by this freaky coincidence.

The movie really makes you think about the things we hold on to and those we let go. When is giving up on something a good idea and when is it just giving up? How can you tell the difference?

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