P.S.

Synopsis

Confirming the extraordinary promise of his debut, Dylan Kidd’s P.S. is a film as disarmingly lovely and romantic as ROGER DODGER was ascerbic and cutting.

Louise Harrington, a divorced, thirty-something admission’s office 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 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, who shows up to claim the affections of the boy; Louise’s co-dependent ex-husband Peter; her cynical mother and fresh-out-of-rehab brother.

Torrid and tender, serious and sexy P.S. features a career performance from Laura Linney (MYSTIC RIVER, YOU CAN COUNT ON ME) and a breakthrough leading man turn for Topher Grace (TRAFFIC, THAT 70’S SHOW).

P.S. is based on Helen Schulman’s novel of the same name, shot entirely in New York City, is a romantic fable about getting a second chance at first love.

Year

2004

Duration

95 Mins

Genre

DramaRomanceUS Indies

Language

English

Country

United States of America

Director & Writer

Dylan Kidd’s first film, ROGER DODGER, won the Lion of the Future Award at the 2002 Venice International Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival, Best First Feature from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle, Most Promising Filmmaker from Chicago's film critics, and several Independent Spirit and IFP Gotham Award nominations. Kidd follows up his volcanic debut with P.S. Based on Helen Schulman’s novel of the same name, P.S. will premiere in the states this October by Newmarket and stars Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Marcia Gay Harden, Gabriel Byrne, and Paul Rudd. Born in Chicago, Kidd has called New York City home since graduating NYU’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts in 1991.

Producers

Robert Kessel
John N. Hart
Jeff Sharp
Anne Chaisson

Cast

Topher Grace
Lois Smith
Laura Linney
Gabriel Byrne
Paul Rudd

Additional Credits

Executive Producer
Michael Hogan
Associate Producer
Nina Wolarsky
Production Company
Hart Sharp Entertainment
Co- Producer
Allen Bain
Screenplay
Helen Schulman
Screenplay
Dylan Kidd
Based on the novel by
Helen Schulman
Cinematographer
Joaquin Baca-Asay
Production Designer
Stephen Beatrice
Music Composer
Craig Wedren
Editor
Kate Sanford
Costume
Amy Westcott
Casting
Amanda Johnson
Casting
Cathy Gelfond
Casting
Wendy Weidman
Casting
Sig de Miguel