Films

Valentine's Day

February 12th 2010
  • Comedy/Romance,
  • PG-13,
  • 124 min,
  • Warner Bros. Pictures
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  • Cast: Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Hector Elizondo, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, George Lopez, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Carter Jenkins, Cyrus Alexander, Shea Curry, Christine Lakin, Kathryn Le, Gishel Rafael, Bryce Robinson, Megan Suri, Sandra Taylor
  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Writers: Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein
  • Producers: Mike Karz, Wayne Allan Rice, Josie Rosen
  • Associate Producers: Russell Hollander, Mark Kaufman
  • Executive Producers: Samuel J. Brown, Diana Pokorny
  • Art Direction: Adrian Gorton
  • Castings: Deborah Aquila, Mary Tricia Wood
  • Costume Design: Gary Jones
  • D.O.P.: Charles Minsky
  • Editor: Bruce Green
  • Makeup: Janeen Schreyer
  • Music: John Debney
  • Production Design: Albert Brenner
  • Set Decoration: K.C. Fox

Storyline

On an airplane to Los Angeles, Kate Hazeltine (Julia Roberts), a captain in the U.S. Army on a one-day leave, meets Holden (Bradley Cooper) who has recently become single again.

In Los Angeles, florist Reed Bennett (Ashton Kutcher) eagerly proposes to his girlfriend Morley (Jessica Alba) who accepts his offer, much to the surprise of Reed’s colleague Alphonso (George Lopez) and best friend Julia (Jennifer Garner).

Julia, a primary school teacher, has recently fallen in love with Dr. Harrison Copeland (Patrick Dempsey) who might just be hiding his true agenda.

Meanwhile one of Julia’s students, Edison (Bryce Robinson), is trying to send flowers to his Valentine, while his babysitter, Grace (Emma Roberts), is planning her first sexual encounter with boyfriend Alex (Carter Jenkins).

Meanwhile Edison’s grandparents, Edgar (Hector Elizondo) and Estelle (Shirley MacLaine), are facing the troubles of a long marriage while Grace’s friends, Willy (Taylor Lautner) and Felicia (Taylor Swift) are experiencing the freshness of new love.

Sean Jackson (Eric Dane), a closeted professional football player, is contemplating the end of his career together with his publicist Kara (Jessica Biel) and his agent Paula (Queen Latifah).

Kara, a close friend of Julia’s, is organizing her annual ‘We Hate Valentine’s Day’ Party but is starting to become interested in sports reporter Kelvin Moore (Jamie Foxx) who has been sent out by his producer Susan (Kathy Bates) to cover Valentine’s Day because of a lack of sports news.

Paula has recently hired a new receptionist called Liz (Anne Hathaway) who has recently started dating mailroom clerk Jason (Topher Grace). However, Liz is keeping a kinky little secret from Jason (Synopsis courtesy of Wikipedia)

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some sexual material and brief partial nudity
  • Production Budget: $45 million
  • Production Companies: Karz Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Rice Films
  • Production Schedule: 7 July 2009 - September 2009

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Trivia

Rachel McAdams and Elizabeth Banks auditioned for Jessica Alba's role.

Sam Worthington, Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom all turned down offers for Bradley Cooper's role.

Katherine Heigl, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Katie Cassidy all auditioned for a role.

2010 Guide Analysis: "After the success of the generally panned "He's Just Not That Into You" in February this year for New Line, the former studio turned Warner label realised it had found a hell of a niche and so raced into production on 'Day' in the hopes of having it out in time for the titular holiday weekend.

While not a direct sequel as such, it may as well be as the formula is almost a carbon copy, just with some extra padding this time around. 'You' scribes Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn penned the film's story which "Army Wives" creator Katherine Fugate polished. 'You' director Ken Kwapis ("License to Wed," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") has been upgraded to Garry Marshall ("The Princess Diaries," "Runaway Bride").

The ensemble is even more star powered than before with almost every major Hollywood female talent (and quite a few famous male ones too) who didn't appear in 'You' turning up here, alongside man of the moment Bradley Cooper who stars in both films - albeit this time playing a gay man who gets it on with McSteamy from "Grey's Anatomy". The story revolves around the romantic holiday but otherwise is pretty much the same standalone subplots that occasionally cross over formula, which means some will prove decent while others will simply drag.

These kinds of films adore reinforcing the idea that all couples are flawlessly happy and all singles are desperately lonely train wrecks, something made all the more unbelievable here as Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba are portrayed as desperate loners. As this is a film targeted entirely at women it sends a message almost every bit as bad as the "Twilight" films that they are nothing without a man. Nevertheless the formula works for the Carrie Bradshaw-wannabes of this world and you can't really blame them seeing as little to no other films that really cater to them for the rest of the month."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 10 February 2010: Egypt
  • 11 February 2010: Argentina, Australia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Korea
  • 12 February 2010: Austria, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Japan, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, UK
  • 17 February 2010: Belgium
  • 18 February 2010: Slovenia
  • 19 February 2010: Italy
  • 21 April 2010: France