But she's just part of an endless (more than two hours) unfurling of Irish cliches and Hollywood-style faux sincerity, from the maudlin wake for Gerry (brave smiles through the tears) or the "high jinx" [sic] of that Ireland escapade in which Holly and her girlfriends end up marooned - you'll just die - in a rowboat without oars!
An odd choice for a repeat, but if you fancy a particularly maudlin day, BBC Parliament is re-running the entire BBC coverage of Diana, Princess of Wales’s funeral as it was transmitted 10 years ago.
Mary Evans, Telegraph, 1 September 2007. Telegraph
The writer-director Brad Silberling makes an honest attempt at examining what it takes to overcome sorrow, and his movie is never maudlin, but he’s written characters that behave so well that there’s little conflict left for dramatization.