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USA: Newmarket Films
Cast: Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Carta, Ross A McIntyre, Chris Meyer, Becki Newton, Lois Smith, Stacy Lynn Spierer
Director: Dylan Kidd
USA: 97 mins
USA Rated: R for language and sexuality
USA Release Date: 15 October 2004 (Limited Release)
Confirming the extraordinary promise of his debut, Dylan Kidd's P.S. is a film as disarmingly lovely and romantic as Roger Dodger was acerbic and cutting.
Louise Harrington (Laura Linney), a divorced, thirty-something admission's officer at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts is intelligent, pretty, successful, and unfulfilled. That is, until a graduate school application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter. When Scott Feinstadt (Topher Grace) appears, he bears an uncanny resemblance to Louise's high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours of the interview, Louise and Scott have embarked on a passionately uninhibited older woman/younger man affair. But is Scott just a reminder of Louise's lost love? And is Scott just trying to wheedle his way into the Ivy League?
Adding to the romantic complications is competition from Louise's best friend from high school, Missy (Marcia Gay Harden), who shows up to claim the affections of the boy; Louise's co-dependent ex-husband Peter (Gabriel Byrne); her cynical mother (Lois Smith) and fresh-out-of-rehab brother (Paul Rudd).
Torrid and tender, serious and sexy, P.S. features a career performance from Laura Linney (MYSTIC RIVER) and a breakthrough leading man turn for Topher Grace (TRAFFIC). P.S., based on Helen Schulman's novel of the same name, was shot entirely in New York City and is a romantic fable about getting a second chance at first love.