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Valentine’s Day (2010)


I guess good-looking people can find love on Valentine’s Day too.Very surprised.

In this Los Angeles-set comedy from director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), the tripwires of modern love are exposed in a carousel involving relationships and the single life on the most romantic day of the year: February 14. Proposals, infidelity, loneliness and more are explored.

Valentine’s Day isn’t an actual holiday, I hate to break it to all of you romantics out there. It is a lame excuse for Hallmark to sell more gift cards, flowers, and of course those dark chocolates that the person doesn’t eat. This movie is kind of like those dark chocolates.

The writers of this film have a lot of stories going on here, and in all honesty I think they only care about probably two or three here, the others are just let’s throw random big celebrities in this film. It was probably about 30 minutes into the story and I noticed that they were still introducing characters here. There is also of problems with script because it does hit almost every single rom-com cliche you can think of, but you can’t really hate on the film for that, cause it’s what you expect.

From the beginning, I knew how this was going to start, fizzle, and end. But it does have its moments of likability, and surprising charm. For this type of film you just have to take it for what it is, and that’s just a film that keeps you mildly entertained even though you know what’s going to happen in the end. Yes, some moments are just cheesy and obvious, but it all ends well in a film where you expected it too. If you also need a perfect date movie for you and your girl, just sit, watch, and laugh at this when she laughs, and you are all hers for the taking.

The cast is humongous to say the very least. There is a lot of good people such as Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Topher Grace among others. Also you have the funny side performers that aren’t really doing anything but just there to make you laugh: George Lopez, Queen Latifah, Hector Elizondo, and Shirley MacLaine. And then there’s the awfully random: Jamie Foxx, Taylor Lautner, and Taylor Swift, who was actually surprisingly funny. All the performance I guess are good, which is what brings out more likability within the film, but some stories aren’t given enough time to develop so their just kind of left out to dry.

Consensus: Basically what you have here is Hollywood trying to make big bucks by having A-list beautiful people, a simple premise, and a lot of rom-com cliches, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a little bit entertaining and harmless.

5/10=Rental!!

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9 responses to “Valentine’s Day (2010)

  1. Steven Flores February 15, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I tried to watch this film but man, I couldn’t make it after 2 minutes. I saw scenes of the film sporadically and found myself wanting to vomit. I know I haven’t seen the whole thing and probably never will but man… I felt disgusted by the whole thing. And I’m dreading the sequel called New Year’s Eve.

    • CMrok93 February 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

      I know what you mean, but hey, sometimes you just gotta stick it out. For me it wasn’t terrible, and the sequel doesn’t look horrible, but it doesn’t look amazing at the same time either.

  2. ReelyBored February 15, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Yes, this is one of those movies that Hollywood just hopes that an all-star cast can salvage… not even close. This is also one of those movies that I kind of had to watch (ain’t being married grand! :)

    Great review!

  3. REY. February 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    great review! my first thought of the movie, what a waste of talents! but i agree with you, it has its moments and charms if we care enough to stick by for a while and endure hahaha… thanks for visiting :)

  4. Dan February 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    …I saw the huge cast in this film and knew immediately it wasn’t for me.

  5. Pingback: New Year’s Eve (2011) | Dan The Man's Movie Reviews

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