Friday, March 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Mum!

Today is my mum birthday! Due to some miscommunication before, there are some problems.

So being a good son, I decided to take half day leave and bring the whole family out for lunch. I chose Peach Garden @ Thomson Plaza since my mum like dim sum a lot. (Look out for the review in Yebber soon!) When me and my sis reached the place, she then told me that actually my mum and her had been to this place before already. Still, in the end the whole family enjoyed the lunch and my mum was once again HAPPY!

After which, went to Jane's Cake Station to get a chocolate fudge cake for my mum as well. Supposed to go shopping with my mum for her birthday present but think the lunch made everyone too full and tired.

At night, my mum cooked dinner and we had a mini cake cutting session at home.

After that, me and LLT went to watch this show as she wanna to watch for sometime. P.S. I love you.

Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is beautiful, smart, and married to the love of her life — a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry (Gerard Butler). So when Gerry's life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. What Holly did not know was Gerry actually planned in advance, by writing a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and, to her utter shock, a tape recording from Gerry, who proceeds to order her to get out and "celebrate herself." In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way: P.S. I Love You. Holly's mother (Kathy Bates) and best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow), begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but, in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future. With Gerry's words as her guide, Holly embarks on a touching, exciting and often hilarious journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into new beginning for life.

Hmm... This is supposed to be a teary movie where everyone around me was saying that it is very good but I think otherwise. Sigh.... The first 10 mins of the movie got me and LLT laughing cos this is what happens in reality, well at least in our lives. Haha...I felt that the story a bit too far-fetched for me to believe it. How could he had predicted Holly every move and make sure all the letters come in time? What if Holly decided to do otherwise instead of following him?

Sad to say also Hilary Swank totally fails to convince me as Holly. She is so not suited for the role. She is good for those boyish tough roles but these kind of girly romantic roles should have left to other actress instead. I am touched by the plot but not by the acting. Overall I give this movie 2.5 stars out of 5. Maybe I should read the book instead. Hmm...

A "finally relieved" Polarbear

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