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Valentine's Day (2010) Poster

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Julia Roberts was paid 11,952 dollars for each word she says in this film: 251 words in return for, reportedly, a three million dollar paycheck.
Julia Roberts turned down The Blind Side (2009), in order to appear in this movie. Ironically, Sandra Bullock turned down Roberts' role in this film, and went ahead to star in The Blind Side (2009).
Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Kathleen Marshall and Larry Miller all played in Pretty Woman (1990). The hotel where Topher Grace's and Anne Hathaway's characters have dinner is the Beverly Wilshire hotel - the same hotel as featured in Pretty Woman (1990).
During the credits the chauffeur mentions to Kate they are passing Rodeo Drive, asking if she ever shopped there. This refers to Julia Roberts' role in Pretty Woman (1990), and she says, "I did once. It was a big mistake. Big. Huge." In Pretty Woman (1990), Roberts tells the shop assistants, "big mistake. Big. Huge." In the same tone.
Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Jodie Foster all turned down the role of Captain Kate Hazeltine.
It's been reported that Julia Roberts received a three million dollar paycheck for her role. In fact, she did receive that amount. However, her contract also said she'd receive three percent of the film's gross. The film was a huge success and she wound up with a nearly ten million dollar payday.
Four actors and actresses in this film, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Larry Miller, and Kathleen Marshall, appeared in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), also directed by Garry Marshall.
The name on Julia Roberts' uniform says "Hazeltine", a combination of her daughter's name Hazel Moder and Valentine.
The second-biggest opening for a romantic comedy - just behind Sex and the City (2008) with 57 million dollars.
Features one of the largest ensemble casts in Hollywood history.
When we see Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper for the first time, the Captain says "...three days of rain". The two starred together on Broadway in a play called "Three Days of Rain" in 2006. It received terrible reviews, and ran for just seventy performances.
Taylor Swift - here seen dating Taylor Lautner - met on-set.
When Taylor Lautner was cast, it was rumored that he would play a young love interest for Anne Hathaway. Instead, Topher Grace got that part, and Lautner ended up being cast opposite Taylor Swift.
Shot over a period of 53 days.
At the time this movie was released the star-studded cast had collectively been nominated for sixteen acting Oscars during their careers, including four wins. The nominations are shared by actors and actresses Kathy Bates (3), Jamie Foxx (2), Anne Hathaway (1), Queen Latifah (1), Shirley MacLaine (6), and Julia Roberts (3).
Julia Stiles auditioned for the role of Kara, but lost to Jessica Biel.
Alex's cell phone reads "Monday, February 14," implying that the movie takes place in 2011.
When Edgar is at the cemetery before the movie starts, on the movie screen is the title of the movie, Hot Spell (1958), and pictures the two main characters. He mentions that the woman on the screen is his trifecta. When asked if he means literally the actress on the screen. He says "Yes, literally." The actress on the screen is Shirley MacLaine, who plays his wife in the movie.
Carter Jenkins had to learn to play the guitar for his role in the film.
Jamie Foxx recorded a song for the film, "Quit Your Job". Although it features, it never made it onto the soundtrack album, because of its profane lyrics.
Rachel McAdams and Elizabeth Banks auditioned for the role of Morley Clarkson.
Katherine Heigl was considered for a role in the movie, but was dropped because of salary demands.
Patrick Dempsey and Eric Dane were both starring on Grey's Anatomy (2005) at the time of the film's release.
Gemma Arterton auditioned for the role of Grace Smart.
Since Captain Kate Hazeltine (Julia Roberts) wears the patch of the 101st Airborne on both shoulders, the left shoulder signifies that she is presently serving with that unit, and the right shoulder signifies she served with that unit in combat.
Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace starred on That '70s Show (1998) for the first seven seasons, and left either before or during the eighth season. They returned to the finale, and returned in this movie four years after the series ended.
Emma Roberts and Kathy Bates appeared in American Horror Story (2011).
The insignia patches that appear on Captain Kate Hazeltine's (Julia Roberts) uniform indicate that she is a captain in the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, and served in combat.
Scored the third-highest opening weekend in February.
Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Orlando Bloom all turned down the role of Holden. Worthington also turned down the role of Sean Jackson.
DITRADE (Garry Marshall): As he often does in his movies, Garry Marshall cast many of his family members in small roles in this movie: Reed's co-worker Nikki, is played by Marshall's daughter Kathleen Marshall; Mr. Schwabbe is played by his son Scott Marshall; grandchildren Sam Marshall and Lily Marshall-Fricker play "Soccer Son" and Lily, respectively; wife Barbara Marshall plays the nurse who tells Julia where Harrison is eating dinner; and niece Tracy Reiner plays a French photographer. Marshall also shot a scene with his sister, Penny Marshall, in it, but it didn't make the final cut. Also hitting the cutting room floor in that scene, were Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and pro-basketball player Dwight Howard.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan auditioned for a role.
In the film, Julia Fitzpatrick rants to Dr. Harrison Copeland about being fourteen and "having cystic acne and braces and playing the saxophone in the marching band." Jennifer Garner, who plays Julia Fitzpatrick, played the saxophone in a marching band when she was in school.
In the scene with Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx on the couch, behind Biel's head a Jumbo Elephant with TUFTS on it. Ms. Biel attended Tufts in the early 2000s.
Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace appeared in Interstellar (2014).
Emma Roberts was the star of a television show called Unfabulous (2004). In one episode, she talks about meeting Ashton Kutcher after she missed him at a local hangout. They appear together in this movie.
One of the songs heard in the movie is Frankie Valli's Moody's Mood for Love. Joseph Leo Bwarie (Mailroom Danny) has played Valli, and sang this song in the stage musical of Jersey Boys.
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When Anne Hathaway's cell phone rings in Topher Grace's apartment, he asks if it's techno. She replies that she thinks it's retro, "70s I think." Topher Grace starred in That '70s Show (1998).
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Julia Roberts and Emma Roberts are both in this film, Julia Roberts is Emma Roberts' real-life aunt.
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The majority of the cast have starred in a Marvel/DC comic movie; Jamie Foxx: Electro- The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014); Anne Hathaway: Catwoman- The Dark Knight Rises (2012); Jessica Alba: Invisible Woman- Fantastic 4 (2005), Fantastic 4: Rise of Silver Surfer (2007); Jessica Biel: Abigail Whistler- Blade: Trinty (2004); Bradley Cooper: Rocket Raccoon- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017); Eric Dane: Multiple Man- X-Men: The Last Stand (2006); Jennifer Garner: Elektra Natchios- Daredevil (2003), Elektra (2005); Topher Grace: Venom- Spider Man 3 (2007).
At LAX's baggage claim, Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts are standing near a couple of chauffeurs who are holding signs that read "Ungar" and "Madison", a reference to Felix Unger and Oscar Madison from The Odd Couple (1970). Garry Marshall was a writer, producer, and director of the television version.
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Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner met on-set, and started dating afterwards.
Katie Cassidy was considered for the role of Felicia.
The film showing in the cemetery where Edgar and Estelle (Shirley MacLaine) reconcile is Hot Spell (1958), starring Shirley MacLaine. Shirley appears on-screen behind Edgar and Estelle as they kiss. Edgar says that Hot Spell Shirley is his "trifecta", and is his wife, Estelle.
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Credits are shown near the end of the crawl for the use of three film posters from romantic comedies: Pillow Talk (1959), Love Actually (2003), and Young Doctors in Love (1982), which, not coincidently, was directed by Garry Marshall. A scene set in front of a movie theater was cut, but evidently not from the final credits.
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Morley (played by Jessica Alba) is dating Reed. In the movie Fantastic Four, Susan Storm (also played by Jessica Alba) is dating a man named Reed.
Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx appeared in Stealth (2005).
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Kathy Bates originally played Frankie in the play "Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune," which was turned into the film Frankie and Johnny (1991), directed by Garry Marshall. This was filmed before Misery (1990) became a hit, and turned Bates into a well-known actress, so she was not cast in the film version. In this film, she finally works with Marshall.
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In Taylor Swift's first scene, in an elevator talking to Jennifer Garner, you can clearly see the number thirteen written on her right hand. It is her favorite number, as well as she wrote it in her right hand for every show on her "Fearless" and "Speak Now" tours.
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The first film to be co-produced by New Line Cinema along with sister studio, Warner Brothers Pictures.
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Jamie Foxx also recorded a song for the film which is called "Quit Your Job". It appears in the film, but not on the soundtrack however, because of its vulgar lyrics. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas was used for the film's trailer.
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Hector Elonzo, Anne Hathaway, and Kathleen Marshall all appeared in the Princess Diaries movies.
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Topher Grace and Ashton Kutcher starred in That '70s Show (1998).
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Carter Jenkins (Alex) and Emma Roberts (Grace) have shared the screen before in Unfabulous (2004), as Eli Pataki and Addie Singer.
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Emma Roberts and Taylor Lautner appeared in Scream Queens (2015).
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Jessica Biel and Bradley Cooper appeared in The A-Team (2010).
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Carter Jenkins and Emma Roberts both appeared in Unfabulous (2004).
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Fernanda Romero was considered for the role of Morley Clarkson.
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Cameo 

James F. McCann: The founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM appears as a customer in a deleted flower shop scene when Reed tries to soothe the tense customers by asking them to name their favorite love song.
Betty Garrett: She died on February 12, 2011, one year (to the day) after the film was released.
Joe Mantegna: The angry driver who nearly gets hit by Reed's florist van early in the movie.

Director Cameo 

Garry Marshall: A musician in a scene with Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway.
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Director Trademark 

Garry Marshall: [baseball] During the kiss in the news station, the shot is on a couple of production screens. One of the below screens shows an aerial shot of Dodgers Stadium.
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