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I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)

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A florist, who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man, finds herself wanting more with the new restaurateur in town.

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In Manhattan, Genevieve Gernier owns a flower shop and has a personal dating rule: a limit of five dates with a man to avoid a relationship. When Greg Gatlin buys a restaurant nearby her shop, they decide to date. However, after five dates, Genevieve is not happy with her rule and does not know how to meet Greg again. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Roses are red, violets are blue... Oh, screw it. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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24 April 2009 (Bolivia)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,009 (USA) (3 July 2009)

Gross:

$10,060 (USA) (10 July 2009)
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There's an establishing shot of the Manhattan skyline showing the Empire State Building lit up in blue and green. Any New Yorker knows that around Valentines Day, the Empire State Building would be lit up all red. See more »

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"This is so bad"
24 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Those are the exact words I chuckled to myself after catching this movie today on one of the movie channels. I come on IMDb and I find that same sentiment in most of the reviews.

I honestly thought there must be a joke in there somewhere, indeed in some instances in the film (like Corbett's character magically seeing the light that he wants to be with the main character and trying to bust down through the locks of her store), it looks like some kind of satirizing was the aim. Then you realize "no, these people are serious," you just laugh--out of pity. One of those "wow, seriously?" type of laughs.

I never saw or had a desire to see "Fat Greek Wedding," but I did like Corbett's "Sex and the City" character, so when I saw him on the TV, I decided to stop and give the movie a try. I will grant that he does play the romantic lead well. And some of the supporting characters are kind-of cute and bring a little humor, but that's just not enough to save the film. The main character's goofy smile throughout the film only adds to the absurdity. The plot is somewhat intriguing, but also absurd and predictable. The writing is horrible, the direction just as horrible, and the list goes on.

This movie is watchable only when you have absolutely nothing else to do, when you just want to relax and not think for a minute or worry about anything. In that vein, I guess it's a good escape. But don't expect to be moved or transformed. It's just not that kind of party. 3 out 10 (only because I'm generous)


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