Young love, old love, love forever, lost love and love that's been there right from the start. Valentine's Day packs a fantastic star-studded cast from the likes of big names like Julia Roberts and Ashton Kutcher to newbies like the Taylors (Swift + Lautner) as it shows the amazing and very different types of love. From the offset, you can see that this is a romantic comedy and you may instantly think 'oh look, another sappy, love-dovey rom-com'. Don't. This films packs a serious punch and isn't just another soppy box-office filler. This is pure cinematic gold (if you're into rom-coms) and it's also easy to see why the film did so well at the box-office, besides the fact that it had a really famous all-star cast!
There are quite a few couples in the film, as well as some singletons, and each character has their own unique flaws and greatnesses that accentuates the films allegory of 'love is different, embrace it'. I can't say too much without giving the plot-lines away but I can say that as a person who cries at films less than a person with no tear-ducts, I cried whilst watching Valentine's Day 5 TIMES. Honestly, the film is so charming and heart-warming, and while it may sound like a far too over-used cliché, it really tugged at my heartstrings. Oh-no-my-eyes-are-watering love stuff aside, this movie also provides some fairly surprising twists.
I can really say no bad about this film, apart from the fact that I would have loved to see more of the wonderful comedian George Lopez, he's hilarious in the film (!) and the fact that I could make a an entire game out of pointing out all of the incredible famous people wasn't the best either.
The film is probably more for women, but it's a rom-com at its best so if anyone does manage to get someone of the male persuasion to watch it, I think they'll be surprised about how good and "un-pathetic" Valentine's Day is.
Once again I have to say that it's a great film, one that I'd watch again and again and it also teaches you to take a new perspective on love. The special features were amazing too. Excellent movie-watching material!