Directed by: Garry Marshall Cast: Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Shirley MacClaine, Hector Elizondo, Emma Roberts, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, Carter Jenkins, Bryce Robinson, George Lopez Running Time: 2 hrs 2 mins Rating: PG-13 Due Out: May 18, 2010 Buy Valentine's Day on Amazon (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
PLOT: In Los Angeles, a huge cast of characters fall in and out of love over the course of Valentine’s Day.
WHO’S IT FOR? Do you like your romantic comedies easy to digest? This is light, fluffy and easily forgotten.
It will be forgotten. No, not the actual holiday. And not by your man, but the movie ... and by everyone. It’s impossible not to think of Love Actually when watching this film. After all, I think it was inspired by that film. If that’s the case, they should have paid more attention. Love Actually has a little kid who can act, characters you care about, and endings that leave you with an emotional impact. Valentine’s Day operates by the theory “more famous people, less story.” With Marshall directing, he seems stuck in 70s sitcom land. Everything gets foreshadowed to death. Plus, can we officially decide that watching people read text messages in movies is something that needs to die a quick death?
Love Actually is sugar. Valentine’s Day is corn syrup. Unfortunately, there are many people who can’t tell the difference.
MOVIE SCORE: 5/10
The Stars Confess Their Valetine's Day Stories Commentary by Director Garry Marshall The Garry Factor Jewel "Stay Here Forever" Music Video Blooper Reel 14 Additional Scenes with Garry Marshall commentary Standard DVD copy and digital copy of film Plus: Sex in the City 2 Sneak Peak Trailer