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!