Louise Harrington (Laura Linney), a divorced, thirty-something admissions officer at Columbia University\'s School of Fine Arts is intelligent, pretty, successful, and. . . unfulfilled. When an application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter, Scott Feinstadt (Topher Grace), she is struck by the uncanny resemblance he bears to Louise\'s high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours, Louise and Scott embark on a passionately uninhibited affair. But Louise\'s best friend from high school, Missy (Marcia Gay Harden), shows up to claim the affections of the boy, and there\'s more trouble from Louise\'s co-dependent ex-husband Peter (Gabriel Byrne) as well as her cynical mother (Lois Smith), plus fresh-out-of-rehab brother (Paul Rudd).
 

3.5
A romantic story about a late 30\'s divorced woman and a mid 20\'s cutie.

P.S. is similar to the recent Nicole Kidman film, Birth in that Linney\'s character believes that F Scott is her ex boyfriend reincarnated, except that this essentially supernatural theme is not fleshed out adequately. It\'s also a stretch to believe that these brand new lovers would have such intense discussions, so soon after meeting. But somehow, none of this matters. Linney\'s performance is expressive and absorbing as Louise realises that her life does not have to be so cloistered. We\'re privy to her emotional journey and it\'s an enjoyable, offbeat romance.

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