Sunday, 1 May 2016

Giveaway #552 : Win Room on dvd - closed - winner Claire Samuel


When I saw the cinema posters for Room starring Brie Larson, I knew I wanted to see the film because I remember how deeply moving and haunting I found the book that it is based on, by Emma Donoghue. You can read my review of the book here and I was stunned to see that I read it all the way back in 2011. The fact that I can still remember the plot five years later just goes to prove how powerful and emotional the story is. I was worried that the film wouldn't live up to the book though, so I never ended up going to see it. I was delighted to receive a review copy of the DVD, and even more delighted to discover that it is just as good as the novel. Emma Donoghue worked on the screenplay which is probably why it retains all the poignancy and impact of the novel.

Room-starring-Brie-Larson
© Element Pictures/Room Productions Inc/Channel Four Television Corporation 2015. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED.

Brie Larson is absolutely perfect in the role of Ma, a devoted mother bringing up her 5-year-old son Jack in a world of warmth, love and normality. They play games, they tell stories, they watch TV together. The only difference is that they are captives in a 10-by-10-foot room. Jack has never known anything outside of his four walls but as he gets older, he starts to get more curious about his situation. They make a break for freedom but wil the outside world be a paradise regained or just a big scary place that they have no understanding of?

Room-starring-Brie-Larson
© Element Pictures/Room Productions Inc/Channel Four Television Corporation 2015. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED.
It sounds like it should be a very bleak and depressing film but, while it is undoubtedly a tearjerker, it is ultimately an incredibly life-affirming and uplifiting film about the resilience of humans and the protective love of a mother.



STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the multi award winning ROOM on May 9th 2016. 

RETAIL EXTRAS:
Audio Commentary with Director Larry Abrahamson
‘Making of’ featurette
‘Eleven by Eleven’ featurette
‘Cast & Crew’ featurettes

  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: StudioCanal
  • DVD Release Date: 9 May 2016
  • Run Time: 118 minutes

I have a copy of Room on DVD to give away to a lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.





UK only. Closing date : 9/5/16

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

You may also like to enter my other giveaways :

Giveaway #551 : Win Peter Rabbit - The Tale of the Great Breakout dvd - closing date 9/5

132 comments:

  1. We watched the latest Star Wars movie yesterday and it was fantastic! We are off to the cinema to see The Jungle Book tomoroow so looking forward to that!

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  2. I don't get out to the cinema so I watch a lot of films on TV or DVD. I've watched Annie again yesterday :)

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  3. ive just watched ted 2 didnt think it was as good as the first

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  4. I most recently watched Joy which has just come out on DVD/rental. It has Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in it. It was quite good, not amazing but it was worth a watch.

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  5. We watched The Jungle Book and the Batman film which were both good

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  6. I watched a movie called Flawless on Netflix with Michael Caine & Demi Moore. It was surprisingly good!

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  7. I've been watching a lot of classic films lately like The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink!

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  8. I've been catching up with my Sci-fi backlog.

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  9. I watch a French movie last night called Barbecue was quite good. As I am bilingual I really enjoyed it.

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  10. I recently watched Black Mass starring Johhny Depp, I love movies based on true stories! It was actually a pretty good movie if not a little violent. The story itself is based on notorious gangster Whitey Bulgar who literally got away with murder by becoming an informant...but you've gotta watch it to see that there is so much more to this movie than meets the eye! Great movie!

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  11. Only film I've watched recently was Ben hur magnificent film watched it a few times never get tired of it love old films. Charlton Heston is brilliant

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  12. I have just watched Convoy with Kris Kristofferson - I love the CB Radio talks and the trucks
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  13. i watched Maggie, with Arnie in it, i wasnt over keen on it!

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  14. I haven't really watched a movie since Star Wars 7, but that was really good!!

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  15. The last film I watched was Eddie the Eagle and it's really good. I'd like to see it again.

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  16. I've been rewatching old favourites on Amazon Prime. Yesterday was You've Got Mail, not a patch on the James Stewart original but a fun feel good movie

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  17. I watched smoky and the bandit

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  18. The last film I watched was Joy which I really enjoyed ☺️

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  19. I haven't been to the cinema lately, but I'd love to see Room, it's just my sort of story

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  20. Paula Readings2 May 2016 at 17:38

    I recently watched Ex Machina, That was quite good.

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  21. I watched more tv series at the moment, prison break and luther

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  22. I'm watching a 1993 film called Heart and Souls which is better than average

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  23. I've not watched any films lately,I can't remember the last time I watched one but would really like to see Room

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  24. I watched Special Correspondent on Netflix

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  25. I seen zootropolis and it was fantastic

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  26. The last film I watched was Bridge of Spies and it was very good.

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  27. watched Goosebumps with the kids, good film

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  28. we watched the peanuts movie fab film

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  29. I recently watched A Winter's Tale starring Colin Farrell which was a very good romantic movie set in two time periods.

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  30. Saw Everest recently which was excellent, definitely recommend!

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  31. I really enjoyed the new Star Wars film and can't wait to see where the saga goes next.

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  32. Room is honestly my favourite new film but Hush is perfection!

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  33. My kids watched Zootropolis and loved it

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  34. Revenant is amazing and loved star wars 7

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  35. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension - not a great film.

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  36. been watching the dark knight trilogy - excellent films!

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  37. Ant Man, great film, my son loved it.

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  38. I recently watched Olympus has fallen fantastic film great acting too

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  39. I recently watched Florence Foster Jenkins which at times was uncomfortable and hilarious to watch. Simon Helberg's facial expressions were incredible

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  40. its not a new film but i watched dirty dancing recently its a brilliant film

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  41. I have watch anything of worth to note for a while.

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  42. I watched Inside Out which I really enjoyed

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  43. spectre, wasn't impressed wit it

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  44. Recent films I've seen include ZOOTROPOLIS (excellent), KUNG FU PANDA 3 (very disappointing), EDDIE THE EAGLE (great fun!), FRIEND REQUEST (poor horror) & ROBINSON CRUSOE (good family fun).

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  45. I would love to watch this film, and hope it's as good as the book.

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  46. I watched a good Sandra Bullock one the other day that I've never heard of on Netflix

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  47. fantastic - definitely entered!

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  48. I loved the new captain America Civil War, it was amazing

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  49. I watched 10 Cloverfield Lane. Really good.

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  50. The last film I watched that I really enjoyed was Hush

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  52. I've watched a rom-com called 'Something New' ..it was really good, I've enjoyed it a lot!

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  53. waiting for a good new film to watch

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  54. I've just watched Victor Frankenstein...

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  55. I watched Everest, the true story. I was tearing my hair out at the suspense, just really excellent film.

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  56. https://twitter.com/Shalene777/status/729357330563932161

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  57. We really enjoyed Kung Fu Panda 3 recently.

    @rachiegr

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  58. I watched 'She' on the box the other week, where Joachim Phoenix played a character who falls in love with his 'Operating System' on his phone - a more advanced Siri or Cortana if you like? It was surprisingly good and very thoughtful...well worth a watch or a 'smartwatch' ;)

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  59. I don't really get chance to watch any grown up films these days! The last film we watched was 'The Good Dinosaur' and we all loved it.

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  60. i loved everest - @leabana1

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  61. Watched Rio 2 today on Netflix with my son, would love to win Room as I am reading the book at the moment, would be good to compare the two.

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  62. The last film I watched was Deadpool, it was pretty good but had a lot of inside jokes that you wouldn't get if you haven't seen the films they relate to

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  63. I haven't watched any films lately. I would like to go and see the new Jungle Book film though.

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  64. Watch the Revenant - it was fantastic.

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  65. I recently watched Joy which was great :) I also recently took H and D to see Jungle Book which was good and they enjoyed it but I still prefer the Disney original myself

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  66. we watched lilo & stitch today the kids loved it.

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  67. Sicario, which was ok.

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  68. I recently watched The Grand Budapest Hotel on Netflix. It was good....a bit quirky.

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  69. I watched 'The Jungle Book' in the cinema. It was really good, can't wait for the sequel now :)

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  70. The Lady in the Van; perfect lazy Sunday afternoon viewing.

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  71. Just watched Boyhood today. It was OK until about an hour in then it was just boring and draggedand there wasn't any story to it. All in all, disappointed.

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  72. I watched Vacation and loved it. It was so funny!

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  73. Watched Ghostbusters 1 with grandson, its a classic, who ya gonna call

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  74. Last film I watched was Wild, loved it.

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  75. I went to the cinema to see the new Captain America film. It was fantastic. I did think that it was more like an Avengers film that Captain America though...not that I was complaining

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  76. We watched Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which wasn't as good as we thought it would be.

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  77. Was inside out
    Really don't watch many films but read this book and was gripped

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  78. Was inside out
    Really don't watch many films but read this book and was gripped

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  79. I haven't been to the cinema in ages - the last film I watched was Martian at our Imax, it was very good

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  80. I haven't been to the cinema for years. Shame really, as I used to enjoy it.

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  81. ive not been to the cinema for a long time (well about the same length of time ive been a mum!). I did however get the movie 'Gravity' on DVD and loved it most recently

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  82. Just watched 10, Cloverfield Lane. Really enjoyed it but still unsure about what I think of the ending. I believe it spoils the whole experience a bit but I am still convinced that it is one good and interesting movie!

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  83. Pam Francis Gregory12 May 2016 at 16:32

    I watched Back to the Future yesterday (again!!) - My Fave!

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  84. Mad max fury road 10/10 film. Snowpeircer

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  85. I watched Jungle Book and Captain America a couple of weeks ago. They were pretty good, though Captain America was a bit too long for my liking!

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  86. We had a rare child-free night out last weekend to see Captain America: Civil War. Very good but a bit long! Shouldn't have drunk all that Pepsi at the start...

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  87. Having 4 children all the films I tend to watch are kids films, mind you they are just as good as the adult films sometimes :) , we watched Inside Out last weekend thought it was pretty good.x

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  88. The most recent film i watched was The force awakens which I bought last week, I saw it in the cinema too and its the most entertaining movie in many years that ive seen!

    Trevor Linvell

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  89. I have just watched the new Captain America movie, I love all things superhero!

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  90. I haven't seen any films recently so couldn't tell you if they were any good! So want to get round to it :(

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  91. Saw The Huntsman (just don't ask for an unbiased opinion as I LOVE Chris Hemsworth lol) at the cinema. Also Mama (the horror) on DVD which was great (unbiased opinion as there's no-one in that I like). :D

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  92. The last film I watched in the cinema was Batman vs Superman with my sons, which we all enjoyed

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  93. I have entered this fab giveaway :)

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  94. I recently went to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 which I loved & I'm taking my little ones to see The Angry Birds film next :)

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  95. Saw a film on TV called She about a man that fell in love with his AI computer operating system. It raised quite a few questions which I like but it was a bit hard going.

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  96. The last film I saw was London has Fallen - run of the mill action faire.

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  97. Tonight we watched 'We Still Kill the Old Way'. It's nice to see British films, but quite a few are about gangsters and violence!

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  98. I watched the equalizer which is really good.

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  99. Don't get to the cinema much - last thing I saw was the new Star Wars

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  100. I've recently been to see Captain America: Civil War, and loved it! I felt it was one of the best Marvel films so far

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  101. The original Once Upon A Time In America this film is so underrated don't hear much about it. This I think is one of Robert de' Niro best films ever. Have watched it so many times over the years and each time is just as enjoyable as the first. I don't get to the cinema often so watching a good film at home is heaven.

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  102. I've just watched The Duchess, based on a true story of an ancestor of Princess Diana.... loved it.

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  103. I watched Holmes - wasnt what i expected but still good!

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  104. I can't remember what the last film I had watched. Been ages since I have been to the cinema xx

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  105. I love all Nora Roberts films

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  106. I am hoping to watch Deadpool tonight. If I win this will be next on my list. I wanted to watch at the cinema after hearing about it on BBC 1.
    I've entered so fingers crossed!

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  107. I'm a big fan of Lady in the Van, especially as it is a true story.n We went to see it on stage in London years ago, with Maggie Smith again.

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  108. I haven't been to the cinema for ages! Bu I did watch the film Her the other night and thought it was good

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  109. i've not watched many films lately but we did watch the new star wars they other day and found it ok

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  110. I've seen this film and it was wonderful, so emotional, would love to own it on dvd!

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  111. not been to the cinema lately, the last film was Mad Max..did watch the lego movie the other night it was awesome

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  112. The Golden Years is really funny. Not necessarily one you'd pick to see, but it should be seen.
    Victoria B - @ickle0ne

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  113. I saw "how to be single" the other day and its possibly the worst film I've ever seen, this would be miles better! :)

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  114. last film we watched was goosebumps

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  115. I recently watched Zootropolis and the Jungle Book at the cinema and loved them both :-)

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  116. I saw the new Star Wars and it was fab

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  117. Hot Pursuit was ok but glad I didn't pay to go and see it at the cinema

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  118. Think the last one I watched was Goosebumps with the kids!

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  119. We saw Angry Birds at the cinema today. My 2 boys enjoyed it :-)

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  120. P.S I love you was on TV again the other night and I watched it for the hundredth time and still loved it!

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