and Gerry are a happily married couple living on the Lower East Side of
Manhattan until he succumbs to a brain tumor. Deeply distraught, Holly
withdraws from her family and friends until they descend upon her on
her 30th birthday. They are determined to force the young widow to face
the future and decide what her next career move should be. As they
rally around Holly and help organize her apartment, a cake is
delivered, and on it is a message from Gerry. It proves to be the first
of several - all ending with the sign-off P.S. I Love You - he arranged
to have delivered to her after his death. As the seasons pass, each new
message fills her with encouragement and sends her on a new adventure.
While Holly's mother Patricia and her best friends Denise and Sharon
are concerned Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, they
are in fact pushing her into the future. With Gerry's words as her
guide, Holly slowly embarks on a journey of rediscovery.
Gerry pre-arranged for Holly, Denise, and Sharon to travel to his
homeland of Ireland, and while there they meet William, a singer who
strongly reminds Holly of her deceased husband and coincidentally was
his childhood friend. During the vacation, Denise announces she's
engaged and Sharon reveals she's pregnant, and the news causes Holly to
relapse emotionally and once again withdraw into herself.
Holly eventually enrolls in a fashion course and discovers she has a
flair for designing women's shoes. A newfound self-confidence allows
her to emerge from her solitude and embrace her friends' happiness. She
decides to take her mother on a trip to Ireland, and as the film ends
the audience is left with the notion that Holly has opened herself up
to the journey that the rest of her life will be, and wherever it takes
her; she finally abandons her fear of falling in love.