The two stars were wonderful, Hilary Swank (Oscar-winner from Boys Don’t Cry & Million Doller Baby) & Gerard Butler, whom I just realized was the new Phantom in the 2004 remake of “The Phantom of the Opera” by Joel Schumacher (which I loved!).
In a nutshell, the story is about a husband who dies but leaves a series of letters and surprises for his wife. They are touching, funny and memorable experiences. The best thing about this whole thing is that it never gets too maudlin or depressing despite the subject matter, which is an incredibly difficult thing to pull off. Also, the late husband doesn’t do this to prolong her grieving but to help her get through it and actually go on with her life and actually helps her rediscover her true self and her dreams of youth. Amazing experience you won’t ever forget.
Here’s the Galway Girl scene where a potential new man in her life starts singing a song that her late husband sang to her. Needless to say it brings back a flood of memories. The song is fantastic all on its own but especially magical in this scene. Hilary Swank’s expression is chilling as you can see the memories of her beloved husband hitting her like a ton of bricks.
Here’s another beautiful song from the movie called “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” by the Script.
Here’s a whole playlist of scenes from the movie