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Valentine's Day

Romance . Comedy

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight?

Actors: Jessica Biel , Jessica Alba , Anne Hathaway , Topher Grace , Jennifer Garner , Jamie Foxx , Héctor Elizondo , Patrick Dempsey , Eric Dane , Bradley Cooper , Kathy Bates
Directors: Garry Marshall
Country: USA
Release: 2010-02-12
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  • Ella Taylor

    If Marshall is an unrepentant Tory on some issues -- Valentine's Day stumps for teen abstinence and marrying your best friend, and warns that career women may end up alone -- he is open-hearted and generously conciliatory on gay rights, and he implies quite casually that multi-culti coupling may be the surest way to dispose of racism.

    NPR Full Review
  • Carrie Rickey

    It is a pleasant, undemanding movie that takes place over 18 hours on V-Day and considers Very Attractive People whose romantic destinies converge, diverge, and cloverleaf like the interstates threading through California's Southland.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    There are lots of cameos, as well, too many to count. However, it is worth mentioning that singer Taylor Swift shows up in a couple of scenes, playing a vapid Valley girl, and she's very funny.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    Manages to overcome its flaws and become a charming love letter to love itself -- and a pitch-perfect V-Day date film to boot.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • Joshua Rothkopf

    The surprising thing here is how smoothly this over-iced cake goes down.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Sheri Linden

    Yet another Hollywood romantic comedy that's all but devoid of romance and laughs.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    Valentine's Day is being marketed as a Date Movie. I think it's more of a First-Date Movie. If your date likes it, do NOT date that person again. And if you like it, there may not be a second date.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    In sum it plays like 12 landlocked episodes of "The Love Boat" rammed together, though without the same rate of intercourse.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    There are so many romantic-comedy cliches crammed into Valentine's Day that watching it feels like surfing through the channels of an all-chick-flick cable service.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    The film's main problems are script-related. Most of the stories aren't merely perfunctory; they're superficial.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Rick Groen

    In your typical subpar Hollywood romcom, there’s only one tedious love story to put up with. Well, Valentine’s Day (such a clever title) does a whole lot better than that: It offers 10 tedious love stories to put up with.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    What might have seemed like a lively idea -- an all-star roundelay about love in Los Angeles -- is as fossilized as the wooly mammoths in the La Brea Tar Pits.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    Valentine's Day is sugary, sappy and totally predictable. It's also what a whole lot of women are likely to want.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Mark Keizer

    A classic case of being too much of a not-very-good thing.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

    The veteran Marshall has proved a quick study, serving up the pastiche with panache so the stars mostly shine, the story snippets mostly amuse and you'll barely notice all the empty spots where a plot used to be.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    As gooey and lacking in protein as a chocolate holiday bonbon, Valentine's Day plays like a feature-length commercial produced by the Friends of the Valentine Promotional Society.

    Variety Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    There's far too much going on in Valentine's Day, and far too little of it is worth the trouble.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Mary Pols

    The film skips along pleasantly, supremely confident in its own cuteness and utterly unapologetic about how shallow or contrived it might be.

    Time Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    The film feels as calculatedly sentimental as one of those bland pink candy hearts.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Jen Chaney

    Largely relies on stale gender stereotypes and tired comedy routines that don't elicit much laughter.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    This is many lousy movies for the price of one.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    It’s an American "Love Actually" without the warmth that writer-director Richard Curtis stuffs into his all-star confections, without the wit, without much love, actually.

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Karina Longworth

    Shoddy enough within its primary genre, Valentine's Day becomes deadly in its attempt to be a Los Angeles Ensemble Movie.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    What it lacks in charm, humor, and intelligence, it makes up for in sheer volume.

    Slate Full Review
  • Cliff Doerksen

    Valueless as entertainment, it’s still useful as a disambiguation tool for those who confuse Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel, or Taylor Dayne and Taylor Swift.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Valentine's Day is a date movie from hell.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Rex Reed

    It’s a romantic piffle stuffed with so much candy that your skin could break out.

    New York Observer Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    Explores love in all its myriad forms, from the sickeningly sappy to the cornball to the groaningly precious and obnoxiously cute.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Kimberley Jones

    Aggressively unfunny and unromantic, Valentine’s Day’s chief concern appears to have been the corralling of its cast of a thousand stars; it seems far less attention was paid to what to do with that cast once assembled.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    A Garry Marshall movie has to be funny in order to be anything at all, and this one is so deeply involved with its pseudo-meaningful roundelay of beautiful but inexplicably lovelorn people as to be teeth-grindingly, mind-warpingly boring. Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    This might not be the Titanic of romantic comedies (it’s tugboat size), but it’s a disaster: cynically made, barely directed, terribly written. But quick: there’s still time to escape!

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    Less funny or romantic than your average colonoscopy, this cringe-inducing bore provides dubious employment for four Oscar winners, two nominees and a raft of TV performers.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    How you feel about Valentine's Day may depend on how you feel when someone really, really cute -- and someone you're really, really fond of -- gives you a nasty box of cheap chocolate on Valentine's Day, picked up at the corner Rite Aid and delivered with the price tag still attached.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
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