Valentine’s Day – Movie Review
Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is a, depending on how you look at it, either Crash or Love Actually sort of entwined. It takes place in Los Angeles and it’s interwoven stories on Valentine’s Day of an all star cast that includes basically everybody: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane , Patrick Dempsey, Hector Alezando, Jamie Fox, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley McClaine, Emma Roberts and Julia Roberts. Enough for you? Probably. It’s directed by Gary Marshall and it’s an old fashioned, kind of 1950s kind of story. It just needs a little bit more bite to it, a little bit more editing, a little bit less good feeling to it, which is of course not what Gary Marshall does. It’s really enjoyable. It’s kind of fun to watch. It does get a little draggy and there’s certainly no punch at the end of it. It’s kind of like you’ve been to a party and have had some punch that left kind of sugary taste and no alcoholic buzz whatsoever. Two and a half stars.