- Americans Hate Tingle: The film is not well-liked in Ireland. The main reason is changing most of the characters to Americans, not featuring any Irish actors in big roles and of course terrible Fake Irish accents.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Lisa Kudrow got some praise for her role as Denise.
- Girl-Show Ghetto: In contrast to the book - which got positive reviews - the film fell headlong into it. Dismissed as an overly sappy Chick Flick, reviewers even described it as a date movie that the men would be bored in.
- "Do all Irish men sing?" - you may as well ask 'do all black men rap?'
- Sharon's "they don't make them like this in the States", said of Jeffrey Dean Morgan who is not at all convincing as an Irishman.
- Narm Charm: Holly's bad karaoke. It's so bad it becomes endearing.
- Never Live It Down: If the film is mentioned, it'll be for Gerard Butler's attempt at an Irish accent. He even issued a public apology for it.
- They Copied It, Now It Sucks: Some reviewers accused the film of trying to be Ghost without the pottery scene.
- Values Dissonance: The film was made just as Oireland portrayals were starting to become Snark Bait in the media, and the film's lack of any notable Irish actors marks it as one made right before a sudden boom in Irish talent making it big in America in The New '10s. This and Leap Year are the last remnants of the Oireland trope played completely straight in mainstream film.
- WTH, Casting Agency?:
- The biggest one of course is Gerard Butler not only as an Irish man, but as the romantic lead in a rom-com.
- The two Irish actors used in the film - playing Gerry's parents - are meant to be Wicklow-based but have obvious upper class Dublin accents.
- Hilary Swank attracted some backlash for her performance too, as she was best known for emotional dramas (though she had started out doing comedy). This and the failure of The Reaping did significant damage to her career.
YMMV / P.S. I Love You