Let me just say this, Taylor Swift is an amazing actor in the movie. This movie is all around a good fun film for a whole family to enjoy. One of the funniest things about the movie is when Taylor Swift is carrying around a giant white bear that says I LOVE YOU. It's so funny I could not stop laughing. Also if you have seen the movie, "I am gay, so let me play!" Go see this movie if you haven't. Trust me, it's worth the ticket price. Go and see the movie now. It's playing everywhere. George Lopez wasn't that funny in this movie though. The rest of the cast was <more>
good especially Taylor Swift. Taylor Lautner was kind of gay, that's all I have to say.
Simply a Photograph of Love- Eluding Critics and Winning Big (by merrilltoyco)
I just wanted to pop in and defend this movie. I think that when you make a film with as many top-billing actors as this film has, you automatically create unconquerable expectations in almost everyone. And I'm not talking about expectations as to whether or not it will be good, but even just what it will be like in the first place.I don't think that most people who went to review this movie for their magazines and blogs were expecting to see a bunch of very famous actors lining up to pour sugar syrup down their throat. Well that's exactly what they're doing. Real romance is <more>
confusing, sweet, harsh, joyful, stupefying, and unique to each couple. And frankly, I don't think that a cynic is going to react well to a film that simply celebrates love in all it's forms. They can't complicate it enough to analyze it with their minds- so it therefore eludes them, and they minimize or even get annoyed by it. This movie is like that couple in love who are staring into each others eyes at the table next to you- and you're either going to adore it, or dislike the contrast that it provides.For anyone who has ever been in love, I can't recommend this film enough. Not only is it truly hilarious, very well done, full of couple chemistry, totally colorful, considerate, and truly original- it is more than that. It's an important film. It's important because it will really check your pulse and tell you if you can still feel that soft tickle of joy that is innocent love. People with hearts will love this movie, heartless intellectuals will vomit and pass out. It's just that excellent. Note the difference between what critics think of this movie and what audiences think; the audience that I was in seemed to love it. I myself like all sorts of films, and I took this film for what it was trying to do, and ended up loving every minute of it. The only thing that detracted from it at all was how continually disgusted I was in realizing how poorly this film is being treated by critics.This film is like one big, scented valentine's card tucked into the desk of the world. It's the perfect date movie, not a chick flick, not a cliché- and when you read it, if you really do, you can't help but admit that it hits right on the money. It knows what you expect, knows what people will try to make it, and continually dodges bullets to turn what you know will be a cliché moment into a hilarious surprise. It's delightfully naughty at times, but without going overboard, and it has enough heart, creativity, and life for ten movies of it's kind.It also crossed my mind that- though the message of the film is very simple, being simply a photograph of love- the arrangement of characters and the actually believable way that they are all connected is a fun juggle, and perhaps too much for the incoherent mind. In that one way, it's a challenging film that might have embarrassed a few critics who didn't expect that and got lost- something you wouldn't want to admit if you pride yourself on intelligence.I also have to put in a plug for Taylor Swift. I feel truly indignant about how everyone is slamming her performance. I don't know what they are talking about. I'm an actor, a filmmaker, and a connoisseur- and I can tell you that Swift's performance was perfectly silly, hilarious, and awesome. It's extremely brave for a multi-grammy award winning superstar who has nothing to prove to get crazy and play a total ditz, when most people in her shoes would have stayed way inside the safe zone. She is NOT a bad actor, she is playing a caricature of a standard valley girl- and taking it as far as it can go. She was freaking funny.Everyone else, of course, was right on par. Jamie Foxx was especially good, Jessica Biel is magnetic, Jennifer Garner always converts you, and Ashton Kutcher carries his larger role with classic Kutcher ease. And I've heard of people calling Jessica Alba miscast, but if you look at where the filmmakers end her character up at, it is typical of how they defy your expectations with almost every part of this film. Everything except the happy endings, with which it is defiantly adamant about including.So, if you've ever been in love, I highly recommend this film. It's exceptional. And if you've never been in love, alone- but still believe in it- this is it. Relationships get a lot more complicated, but what brings us together is too simple for words, and can only be described with repeated viewings from every angle, a'la this film: THE Valentine's Day movie, case closed.So like it or not, it was born a huge film, and cannot be stopped- it was packed at every showing the night I saw it- real people love it, and it's here to stay. Expect to see it on television every Valentine's Day, suckas. This movie will work it's magic on cynics in a long, warm hug- wearing a baby nap to catch the spit up.
It is not the best Romantic Comedy the world has ever seen, but it was great for laughs and fun with the girls. Coming out on the weekend of "Single Awareness" Day, laughter is the best medicine for those alone on Valentines Day. It is comparable to Love Actually, but an American version, so there are many more people twisted into the story line, and the love is definitely not as deep or serious. The movie says so much about America, and how much of an emphasis we put on this one day. It even shows the side of those who loathe the day, or could care less about another day to tell <more>
someone you love them. I would recommend this movie to just about anyone, except for young audiences. There are some unexpected twists and turns that keep the movie from being predictable, and even at times had the entire female population of the audience screaming. If you are looking to enjoy the holiday a light hearted way, Valentine's Day is the way to go.
I may be in the minority here, but I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this film (by Jackpollins)
Garry Marshall has always been an on again, off again director. Luckily, this is one those on again films. As usual, Marshall has crammed a large cast into a pretty long film. Valentine's Day has an unusually large cast of people, and perfectly connects everyone of their lives into one very funny film. The film has many stories, whether it's two people Julia Roberts & Bradley Cooper creating sparks on a plane, or an ex-football Eric Dane trying to get his career back on track. There's also a couple Topher Grace & Anne Hathaway with a few secrets of their own or a man <more>
Patrick Dempsey who's cheating on an elementary school teacher Jennifer Garner who's friends with a florist Ashton Kutcher who's engaged to another woman Jessica Alba . Other stories include a teenage girl Emma Roberts who's supposed to have sex with her boyfriend Carter Jenkins , a teenage couple Taylor Swift, great in her role, and Taylor Lautner being a teenage couple, a loveless woman Jessica Biel who's friends with a news reporter Jamie Foxx , an old couple Hector Elizondo and Shirley Maclaine with a few deep,dark secrets, and a kid Bryce Robinson with a secret crush. All the stories work perfectly, and Valentine's Day is just good enough so it will hold up as an extremely fun, smart film during any time of the year.
I went to see this movie tonight and loved it! Although I'm a women I'm not overly fond of the typical "chick flick", so this scored highly for me as it wasn't.It was a film about love yes,but not a sappy, gooey one.A great ensemble cast acts out the lives of various LA dwellers on loves biggest day. Though their eyes you see the different ways this day is viewed - and in turn how love is. Cynically, idealized, sensationalized, and just plain old celebrated.The all star cast is terrific, and the story lines segue into each other effortlessly. The script was littered with <more>
fantastic humor and kept you laughing all the way.It reminded me very much of an American take on the British film Love Actually - which is also a big name ensemble cast. If you've ever seen it and liked it, you will love Valentines Day Go and see this movie. You won't be sorry - and yes take your men with, they'll enjoy it too!
Not sure what people wanted but it is a cute movie (by purplewombat20)
I'm really not sure what is with all the negative reviews. I thought this was very cute movie and that is all it was trying to be. It was just going for sappy cute romantic comedy, not some world changing movie. And with that goal in mind I thought it very much succeeded. I had no trouble figuring out who was dating who, nor did I feel like I didn't see enough of each cast member.I had my doubts before I saw this movie and now I want my own copy. I loved the way Bradley Cooper's story line was handled, that it wasn't made any bigger deal than any of the others. I thought all <more>
the acting was good for the type of movie it was. Again, I don't feel it was the intention to break new ground in romantic comedies. But it was a lovely movie. And I also don't understand why I'm not allowed to enjoy both 'Love Actually' and 'Valentine's Day'.I suggest renting this movie and judging for yourself. Just make sure you understand what you're renting before hand! It is a light romantic comedy and that is all it wants to be.
First of all, i'm a guy. I'm into movies of all kinds, so I didn't have to get dragged to see a romantic comedy by my girlfriend. I was in two minds about this movie before we watched it, having so many big name actors all in one movie I thought might detract from the story somewhat, but I thought it might work if they do it right. Well, they did. This movie had me feeling for, well, MOST of the main characters. Ashton Kutcher was very good in this movie, he also had one of the bigger roles and he pulled it off really well. The others were mostly good too, Taylor Swift's <more>
character was kind of annoying, but I think she was supposed to be. The story had me intrigued from beginning to end, seeing how all the different characters were connected and the chemistry between each couple was very believable also. If you watch this with your partner, it will make you feel closer. If you watch this without your partner, it will make you miss them. If you watch this while single, it will give you hope that there's someone out there for you. I'd recommend this to anyone who's looking for a good valentines day romance or even just a good movie. 8/10
Garry Marshall returns with a spectacular cast and does a decent job of presenting a Valentine's Day movie. On the face of it, a lot can go wrong when you have too many actors and too many parallel stories to deal with. But to Marshall's credit he does a decent job of getting them all together. The actors are the best thing about this film. I fell in love with Jennifer Garner all over again. Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Anne Hathway and Jamie Foxx aren't bad either. Kathy Bates is there for 2 scenes, I wonder if she even deserves a credit. But the fact is, small stories are <more>
effectively brought together to affirm the fact that falling in love is perhaps the warmest feeling in the world. It's great; the movie doesn't bother raising insights and asking questions of you. It just tells you that thank god we all fall in love. Its sweet.
It's hard for me to be totally impartial, since I worked on this movie, but here's what I will say: Jessica Biel & Jennifer Garner have charisma to spare. Taylor Swift is surprisingly funny. She was a pleasant edition. Taylor Lautner is underused. I loved the Bradley Cooper/Julia Robert's storyline. Jessica Alba is charming but underused. Queen Latifah & George Lopez are as funny as always. Topher Grace...I always thought he was cute on "That '70s Show," but DANG, when did he get HOT?!?!? And just to reiterate, Jennifer Garner just charmed the boots off me. <more>
Cute movie, some laugh out loud moments, & a very sweet poignant surprise twist at the end well, a couple of those, I guess , I would recommend this movie.