I do not know why anyone would want to see a movie that you know is going to be sweet to the point of syrup overload. I had a strong feeling that this was not going to be a good movie before I saw it but I watched it anyway. It seems as if half of Hollywood is in it but it still doesn't work. With all of the talent in the film, this should be a blockbuster but instead it is a monumental flop. Characters come, go and disappear, there is virtually no characterization or character development, there is no plot to speak of, the dialog is corny. In fact the whole mess is best described as tacky. Every cliché is here and the supposed laughs are non-laughs. The movie's problem is too many stars and too many egos. The director had no idea how to direct traffic and there are a few smash ups. Everyone does find true love at the end of the film but I was so worn out by watching it that I just didn't care. This is not an ensemble movie that just doesn't work. Save your money.
This soulless slick piece of sickly-sweet cinematic candy somehow manages to embody everything that’s wrong with Hollywood, and America. Like the average American boob, it is a bloated corn-fed monstrosity obsessed with appearances and celebrity, devoid of introspection, and in search of anything—love, alcohol, chocolate, you name it—that will fill the hole where the soul used to be and stave off the negative feelings for a few more hours. I saw it the other night on a date; the … more
Leave it to Valentine's Day to get a movie filled with so many famous actors and actresses. The script is simple enough; numerous angelenos undergo a wide variety of experiences on the day of love, many of them tragic and revealing, some of them fulfilling, and all tangled together in ways unknown to the characters. Written as romance comedy, the movie is actually an interesting study of love and friendship, and what happens when people find out about things they were not meant to know. At first … more
This movie is as advertised - a cute date movie, nothing more, nothing less. The acting, plots, and everything about the movie are shallow and mushy. That being said, it does work as something to watch with your significant other when you just want to feel good about your relationship. Recommended for that purpose alone - otherwise, this isn't anything special.
Note: This is an experimental review that will intertwine the movie, the holiday and my own love life. Let's just hope it makes sense. Here goes... ------------------------------------------------------------------ My review about Valentine’s Day, much like my paying of bills recently: late but not forgotten. I was on empty and had nothing to give, though my intent was always there. … more
Gary Marshall's "Valentine's Day" is a romantic comedy with Attention Deficit Disorder, constantly shifting back and forth between stories, never staying on any one long enough for something meaningful to sink in. Just when we reach a genuinely charming moment, we cut to another subplot and find ourselves having to invest all over again before yet another cut to a different subplot, and it keeps going like this for just under two hours. It doesn't help that the film is essentially a showcase of … more
Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The screenplay was written by Katherine Fugate. Starring Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel. Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.