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Valentine (2001)

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Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day 1988: At the school dance, geeky Jeremy Melton bravely faces one rejection after the other when asking four popular girls to dance with him. A fifth girl, plump and insecure, agrees, but they end up making out under the bleachers. When a group of school bullies catches them, the girl claims that Jeremy attacked her. This causes them to strip off his clothes and beat him up in front of the entire school. Flash forward to 2001. We meet the five girls who were in that school gym: Kate, Paige, Shelly, Lily and the formerly plump Dorothy. They are all in their 20's now and trying to sort out their love lives, which is appropriate, since Valentine's Day is coming up. After a disastrous date with a loser, one of the girls, a pre-med student, is murdered by a Cherub-mask wearing killer who sent her a death threat in the form of a Valentine card prior to the attack. After the four remaining girls are reunited at her funeral, they all start receiving threatening cards and ... Written by Tertius Saayman <tsaayman@hotmail.com>

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This Valentine's Day is gonna be killer! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong horror violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£461,104 (UK) (13 April 2001)

Gross:

ESP 216,467,692 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Hedy Burress, (Ruthie) originally auditioned for _Jessica Capshaw's role of Dorothy. Jessica Cauffiel originally auditioned for Denise Richards's role of Paige. See more »

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During the end scene when Kate and the cherub fall down the stairs, Kate lays with her left hand on her stomach. When she gets up, her left hand is now on the floor next to her head. See more »

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Kim Wheeler: Who's your friend?
Dorothy Wheeler: His name's CampbeII. I met him at yoga and he's off-Iimits. So let my dad know he's staying here for a few days.
Kim Wheeler: Is he the reason you're always spending your time on the treadmiII?
Dorothy Wheeler: Kim, you're not my girIfriend and you're not my mother.
Kim Wheeler: I'm just taking an interest in your Iife Dorothy. You know, as your stepmom.
Dorothy Wheeler: When you're oId enough to rent a car, we can discuss your roIe as my stepmother. In the meantime,don't taIk about my sex Iife.
Kim Wheeler: You? Have a sex life?
Dorothy Wheeler: Yeah, I do. But I...
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Wonderful horror flick...
11 February 2001 | by (Chapel Hill, NC) – See all my reviews

I just saw "Valentine" and I have to say that it was the best slasher movie that I've seen in years. Unlike the recent trend of 90's horror flicks, this movie is more concerned with being eerie than it is with being self-mocking. For those out there that hated "Scream," there is not one reference to "the horror rules" in this movie (even though the old slasher movie rules do apply here).

This is the perfect blend of 80's and 90's horror. You get the style, cinematography, and good acting of 90's films and the stalking-slasher madness of an 80's flick. I guess the year 2001 is going to finally give horror fans the kind of movies they were longing for. This is definitely a move in the right direction.

Denise Richards stands out here as a fun character. You can tell she liked her role, and that makes her stand out. I loved her in this movie.


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