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Valentine's Day (2010)

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Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine's Day.

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writers:

Katherine Fugate (screenplay), Katherine Fugate (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Alba ... Morley Clarkson
Kathy Bates ... Susan
Jessica Biel ... Kara Monahan
Bradley Cooper ... Holden
Eric Dane ... Sean Jackson
Patrick Dempsey ... Dr. Harrison Copeland
Hector Elizondo ... Edgar
Jamie Foxx ... Kelvin Moore
Jennifer Garner ... Julia Fitzpatrick
Topher Grace ... Jason
Anne Hathaway ... Liz
Carter Jenkins ... Alex
Ashton Kutcher ... Reed Bennett
Queen Latifah ... Paula Thomas
Taylor Lautner ... Willy
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Storyline

More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Love Story. More or Less. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual material and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Russian | Italian

Release Date:

12 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Día de los enamorados See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,135,312, 12 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,485,654

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$216,485,654
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the songs heard in the movie is Frankie Valli's "Moody's Mood for Love". Joseph Leo Bwarie (Mailroom Danny) played Valli, and sang this song in the stage musical of Jersey Boys. See more »

Goofs

On the bridge when Alphonso is fishing and talking to Reed, the camera goes back and forth to both sides of Alphonso. Alphonso is holding the fishing pole different each time, on one side he is holding the handle and the fishing line and the other he is holding the handle and the pole, not the line. Also, importantly, he is using a bait-casting reel and the proper way to keep the line from unreeling is to place your thumb on the spool. The way he is holding the reel is like that of a spinning reel. See more »

Quotes

Susan: I need happy, I need romantic, I need love, and I need it from you.
Kelvin Moore: You need Jesus...
Susan: Go, go right now!
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Gag reel during the closing credits, and at the end of the closing credits cheerleaders form a heart on the football field. See more »

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Valentino
Written and Performed by Diane Birch
Courtesy of S-Curve Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A god-awful mess. Don't fall for it.
15 February 2010 | by juiceman10712See all my reviews

Take 2 dozen stars. Mix in a dozen plots. Add a dash of horribly unfunny and painfully unrealistic dialogue. NOw top it off with every romantic comedy cliché in the book, clone it a few times and top it off again.

The end result is worse than it sounds.

It physically pains me to hear that people came out of this movie having enjoyed it . This is no doubt the biggest pile exploitive tripe that I have ever seen.

Not only is it poorly written and laugh-less, the abundance of different stories that are going on ( there is honestly about 9 or 10 main stories) leads to terribly underdeveloped characters and a choppy, dishevelled pacing that allows the movie to reach it's climaxing point 10 different times throughout the movie.

Not only are there too many stories but half of them are god awful and absolutely POINTLESS. Taylor Swift/Taylor Lautner's story for example, added NOTHING to the over all plot and it was just another way of cramming more familiar faces into the movie. Also half of the stars that are first billed appear in the movie for only minutes. It's pure exploitation and an obvious attempt to snare a huge audience. Unfortunately for the world and for the sake of film, it WILL snare that audience and most will come out liking it.

The movie had a few (only a few) nice tender moments and plot twists but the amount of bad overshadows this by a long shot.

A god-awful mess. Don't fall for it.


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