Excerpt: "An all-star cast sparkles in this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy from the director of Pretty Women and The Princess Diaries. Stories crisscross, collide and boomerang in this look at a day in the life of love. There's a proposal. Flowers that didn't get sent. A big fat secret that's finally told. The 'I'll show up and surprise him' that ended up surprising her. Fights, kisses, wrong turns, right moves and more.
Excerpt: Valentine's Day gets a lot of criticism (which certainly doesn't stop us from observing it every year). That it's a made up holiday, that it serves no purpose than to give purveyors of schmaltz and easy sentiment another easy conduit for their product. And just to prove the people who think that right, we've been given Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day.
Excerpt: As this season's gift to the lovelorn, Valentine's Day rates somewhere between a pink carnation from the boss and the off-label SweetTarts left out in the break room: nothing personal is offered or gained and you really have to work to enjoy it. Expanding the laughably low concept they last applied to He's Just Not That Into You , rom-com scientists Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein squeezed even more big names (19 are above the movie poster's title) into another set of...
Conclusion: It's just not worth it, even with all the pretty people they got to be in it. 'Valentine's Day' is like watching a dozen run of the mill romantic comedies play out in a single movie, each carrying their own set of clichés. The video is bland, the audio is flat, and there are just so many other films out there that would be worth watching. I didn't even mention Queen Latifah's role in this film and how seeing her talk dirty on the phone gave me nightmares. It's just sad.
Excerpt: It is 33-minutes into Valentine’s Day until all of the key characters have been introduced. Those introductions can be incredibly fleeting, such as Gary Cooper and Julia Roberts on a plane. The film cuts from one scene, shows these two actors being covered with a blanket by a stewardess, and onto the next sequence we go. That’s character development. We now know they sleep on planes. Few probably care.
Excerpt: An all-star ensemble cast comes together in "Valentine's Day", following intertwining storylines of a group of Los Angelinos as they find their way through romance over the course of one Valentine's Day.
Conclusion: I guess you can say whatever you want about me and throw whatever proverbial stones you want at me. I’m not sure what’s wrong with me, but I actually like this film. This Blu-ray marks the second time I have actually seen it too. It’s a bit on the long side, but in the end, it’s the closing that counts. Rest assured, all plot lines get resolved and depending on whom you like or not throughout the film, there’s a happy ending to be had for most.
Excerpt: The Film What do you get when you combine multiple major stars under one film? Usually a box-office bomb. In this case? A real stink bomb. But I'm getting ahead of myself... Thanks to a February 14 release weekend, Valentine's Day actually made a decent chunk of change cashing in on the date movie crowd -- enough to actually spawn an upcoming sequel. As we all know, though, you can coat poo in chocolate, but it doesn't make it any sweeter.