Tuesday, February 16

See It (Sometime): Valentine's Day

Although critics seem to disagree with me, I really enjoyed Valentine's Day - the movie. It was exactly what I expected: a fairly light romantic comedy which sticks pretty close to formula, and ends (spoiler alert!!) with almost everyone happily in love. Although predictable, there were a few twists here and there: one I saw coming a mile (or should I say a flight) away, but another which totally surprised me.

With over a dozen A-listers, you really can't go wrong if you just want to soak up the star power, but there are certainly no Oscar-worthy performances. The movie attempts to portray a broad range of demographics: from teens to seniors, first-daters to happily-marrieds, and different races, socioeconomic groups, and orientations, but it doesn't feel forced.

As with any rom com, there are no "gotta-see-it-on-the-big-screen" special effects, so unless you have a girls' night out in the near future, you can easily save it for a rental. It's definitely worth seeing though, and leaves you feeling hopeful about love.

Have you seen Valentine's Day? Please add your thoughts!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did see the movie and thought that it would be a bit better considering its cast, ... although disapponted in the movie a little.

Have you seen "He's Just Not That Into You".... save yourself the $10 and wait for it to come out on video.

This Mom said...

"He's Just Not That Into You" is a great comparison..."Valentine's Day" has even more stars, and less time to fully develop their stories.

AB said...

More movie reviews, please! I know you are a movie-aholic so I rely on your for the deets on the newest must-sees!

molly said...

Maybe I'll go see it now :)
Lovely blog by the way.