Sunday, June 6, 2010

Valentine's Day - DVD Review


Starring Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jessica Alba, George Lopez, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Eric Dane, Queen Latifah, Topher Grace, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, Shirley MacLaine, Hector Elizondo and Larry Miller.
Directed by Garry Marshall.

Imagine watching for two hours while someone channel-surfs for you between eight different movies channels, always landing on the bland, unfunny scenes in some romantic comedies. It aspires to be Love Actually, but this movie only makes Love Actually look that much better. That movie had eight different stories, but they all had their own emotional payoff (or letdown). I can't figure out what Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner are doing here, except to be pretty place-holders during the costume changes of the other actors.

Now they're planning a sequel called New Year's Eve. My advice to the makers: you don't need Garry Marshall to direct, and you need some writers who know where to throw in some actual funny. That amazing cast listed above went to total waste.

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