Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day Movie Review

Hollywood has packaged a star studded cast in an ambitious little romantic comedy just in time for the holiday weekend. I was excited when I saw the list of actors, but wondered how they could pull off a story involving ten main characters. The answer - they do - kinda sorta.

But there are actually more than ten characters.Valentine's Day stars: Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Topher Grace, Shirley Maclaine, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, Taylor Swift, Queen Latifa and Hector Elizondo.
Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway
Bradley Cooper and Julie Roberts
Jessica Alba and Ashton Kutcher
Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher
Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Garner

But for me, the adorable, little, blond kid, Bryce Robinson, stole the show, as well as my heart. Remember the cute kid from Jerry Maguire, Jonathan Lipniki - he's cute like that. I predict all the girls will fall for this little heart breaker. He also appeared in, "Marley and Me," but I refuse to watch that movie.

Bryce Robinson and Jennifer Garner 
Bryce Robinson
Valentine's Day tries too hard to reach mass appeal by having a character that everyone will relate to. There are seniors, teens, gays, gorgeous girls, hot guys and generally lots of very pretty people. The eye candy gives you something nice to look throughout the entire movie. 
Handsome Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy's Dr. McDreamy)
Sexy Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy's Dr. McSteamy)

Emma Roberts and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Jennifer Garner

Shirley Maclaine and Hector Elizondo 
This movie was visually colorful and bright, which sets the pleasant tone. Ashton Kutcher's character plays a florist and his people all wear pink shirts. We get to see lots of gorgeous flowers and a nice house here and there, but it's the pretty people who are the most watchable. Is that enough to make a movie? Of course not, but it doesn't suck either. It's a romantic comedy after all, so we have to expect some fluff. But it's also fun.

Fortunately, a few of the couples have interesting story lines, while others are predictable. There are two surprises at the end, so it's not a total waste of time. This movie was light hearted fun just like it teases in the trailers.
Jessica Biehl
Jessica Biehl has a single's party with a different take for those who are without a special someone on this holiday for lovers.

Overall, I give this movie 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. I wasn't expecting excellence from this romantic comedy like "It's Complicated," starring Meryl Streep. I was expecting a light romp, watching pretty people who made me smile. So accept it for what it is or wait and rent it.


  1. FilmNewsBriefs reported last week that there will be a July 4th version of "Valentine's Day"

    Not sure on the release date.

  2. well today is valentines day good day to see this movie alone but oh well thanks for the review

  3. Love your reviews!! And your art!! Keep it coming. Can't wait to hear you on the radio again!! LYS and your blog.