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Review: "Valentine's Day"

Enjoy "Valentine's Day" any time of the year!
Enjoy "Valentine's Day" any time of the year!
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What are some of your favorite romantic comedy films? Something’s Gotta Give? The Best Man? How to lose a guy in 10 days? If you enjoyed any of these films, then you will love the new film directed by Garry Marshall, Valentine’s Day. This film not only had a long list of some of the best in show business but it was something for couples or singles hanging out with the girls. It is a great way to usher in the holiday.

First off, I am not a girlie type of girl. I enjoy action movies. I don’t really care for anything pink or red and the celebration of Valentine’s Day has always been too much money and time for me. Yes, I am all woman but I have never been like that. I also do care for “chick flicks” but when I do find one I like, I will always love the movie. Valentine’s Day is all around a film for women. It shows all the sides of love from the sweet cute side to rough break-ups to getting married. It highlights friendship, loving flaws, and the closeness of family. Everyone from Emma Roberts to George Lopez to Hector Elizondo added their personal flair to the movie that made a little more unique. Valentine’s Day is crosses several stories. Ashton Kutcher’s character Reed Bennett had some sort of relationship with a number of characters. He was the boss and friend of George Lopez’s character, Alfonso. He was the best friend to Jennifer Gardner or Julia who has her own little drama through the film. Reed proposes to his girlfriend, Morley, who is played by Jessica Alba. She does say yes but eventually says no. The twist about that is everyone who knew the two of them wasn’t surprised that she changed her mind. That along with some other bombshells throughout the film allows the movie to comfort the single person or someone who doesn’t really care for Valentine’s Day. It shows that not every relationship ends with “happily ever after” which is a true reality. I also liked how the director pinned particular actors and actresses with the role that is different from their previous roles. We know Anne Hathaway from the Princess Diaries, Ella Enchanted, and The Devil Wears Prada and in all of the roles, she’s usually is very nice and cutesy. In Valentine’s Day, she still had the nice girl image but on the flip side, she was a phone sex operator which impressed me. It was refreshing to see her in that role.

I wish I could say in detail my favorite part of the film but if I do, then it will be revealing too much. It does involve Julia Roberts and her role as Kate Hazeltine. She doesn’t have a big part at all which might have been the reason why she wanted to do the movie. Not a lot happens to her character but something significant occurs to her and to me, it shows the true meaning of the holiday.

I really did enjoy the film Valentine’s Day and for someone like me, who doesn’t like anything too sappy or considered girlie, that is a good thing. Even though Valentine’s Day is over, watching this movie will make Valentine’s Day all over again.


  • Shamontiel (Chicago News & Events Examiner) 5 years ago

    When I was at the Chicago Auto Show, I saw the truck that Ashton Kutcher had to drive around. That was the corniest looking van ever. I wasn't interested in seeing this movie until I saw Jamie Foxx on "Lopez Tonight" and he made a comment about how he's a player, but he calms it down from New Year's Day to St. Patrick's Day or something like that. I just cracked up laughing. I've been guilty of that one, starting an argument to avoid a birthday gift. Sad, but true.

  • Shamontiel (Chicago Relationships Examiner) 5 years ago

    I finally saw the film tonight, and I really liked Julia Roberts' part, too! I linked this entry on my article about PDA.

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