"Valentine's Day" movie review

All you have to know about the movie "Valentine's Day" is that you should ignore the critics' reviews. If you're female, you will love it. If you're a guy who gets dragged to see it by your girlfriend/wife/crush, you'll probably still love it. I can see why the critics hated "Valentine's Day"—I agree that a few of the plot lines could have been left out—but then the film wouldn't have been able to bag all those A-listers that made you want to go see the movie in the first place. Don't deny it—whether it's Jennifer Garner or Taylor Lautner, the presence of these A-listers made you want to go see the movie.

The movie was very similar to the movie "Love Actually," except it is set in Los Angeles rather than England, and it adds more story lines than it probably should have. The storylines themselves criss-cross multiple times so I'm not even going to try to explain them. Suffice it to say that several L.A. couples split and reunite all due to the pressures associated with Valentine's Day.

The cast list is full of A-list names: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, the Taylors (Lautner and Swift), George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts and Julia Roberts. Hathaway is hysterical as an "adult phone entertainer" for her second job; Kutcher looks nice wearing a pink shirt as a flower shop owner; Jessica Biel is fun as a PR woman who an annual "I Hate Valentine's Day" party; and it goes on and on from there. Most of the people are connected to the other characters in some way, and these connections unfold throughout the movie. Remember how we said it's like "Love Actually"?

I would say, Yes, definitely go see this movie. It's not going to win any Oscars, but it made me laugh, and compared to some of the other chick flicks that have come out recently, this one is a gem.

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