VALENTINE’S DAY Movie Reviews
Valentine’s Day was released this past weekend and has already grossed the tidy sum of $63.1 million over the four day weekend. The movie stars a slew of stars including Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey. It’s about the multiple stories intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles who break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day. If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
It’s Love Actually, American Style as Garry Marshall assembles a rom-com dream team for his hyperlink take on Valentine’s Day. The film could have given us stories as rich and diverse as a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Instead, it’s more like a bag of Hershey Kisses – Not much variety, but sweet enough to get the job done. Read More
Someday someone will write a film-school doctoral thesis on movie directors who got their start in the TV sitcoms of the 1970s, several of whom spun off from the Happy Days axis: Ron Howard. Penny Marshall. Rob Reiner (OK, he wasn’t in Happy Days – but he was once married to Penny Marshall and he was a sitcom star of the 1970s). And, of course, Garry Marshall. Read More
Rope of Silicon
There is really nothing positive to say about Valentine’s Day, a rom-com featuring a cast of recognizable TV stars with Julia Roberts (she was paid $500,000 a minute), Kathy Bates and Anne Hathaway slumming it to be amongst “stars” from “Alias,” “That ’70s Show” (x2), “Dark Angel,” “7th Heaven” and “Grey’s Anatomy” (x2). On top of that we have Twilight star of the moment Taylor Lautner, his headline-making girlfriend Taylor Swift and other names such as Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper and Queen Latifah not so much adding any kind of overwhelming talent, but certainly adding to the pool of names New Line can use in the film’s marketing in an attempt to make it look like they have an actual product, but it’s surface level at best. Read More
In the meantime, you can also check out the trailer from Valentine’s Day starring Julia Roberts, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey.