Monday, February 15, 2010

Review: 'Valentine's Day' for Tom Magazine

A generous review of Valentine's Day, taking into account the general standard of American RomComs, for Tom Magazine. I hear they're already planning a sequel, 'New Year's Eve'. Ouch.


Director: Gary Marshall
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel, Jaime Foxx, Topher Grace, Jennifer Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Alba, Patrick Dempsey, Taylor Lautner, Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, and more.
Reviewed by: Anna Angel

One morning, King of the RomCom, Gary Marshall said to himself, "How many celebrities can I fit into one movie and still attempt to build a heart wrenching story arc for each?" The answer was around nineteen, plus cameos. This film - essentially a ‘day in the life of’ interweaving narrative, set in LA on the big day itself - borrows a lot from the success of Love, Actually. While it features seemingly unrelated characters, throwing them together in unexpected ways, Valentine’s Day is more on the romance side than the comedy. Since they’re naturally going to be compared, I’m going to set it straight right now - Love, Actually wins hands down. This movie is cute, funny and clever at times, but nowhere near as frequently as its predecessor is.


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