Naturally, women will be the ones dragging their unwilling boyfriends along with them to see it. While there are some laughs, the majority of the film is filled with awww’s.
For some, Valentine’s Day is a happy celebration filled with love and chocolates. For others, it’s just another day. How you feel about the holiday usually depends on one simple fact; are you single or in a relationship? The film Valentine’s Day looks at multiple relationships all happening on this single holiday and evaluates its true meaning.
The first thing to notice is the huge cast behind the film. Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah, Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel; the list can go on and on. Each has their own story to tell on Valentine’s Day. Some are all gushy and romantic while others hate the day with a passion. Age is of no importance as we have kids all the way to grandparents giving their own opinion on what love is. While many of the stories overlap in one way or another, not all the characters know each other.
With all these multiple storylines going on at once, it can be extremely confusing to follow them. Just as you become interested in on character, you’re thrown a curveball and taken to another. You can never really settle in to one story. Some stories are good, such as the Bradley Cooper-Julia Roberts ones, while others are a complete mess, Team Taylor taking the cake of that category.
Music star Taylor Swift plays Felicia, a high school student celebrating a newfound relationship with Willy (Taylor Lautner). Now I know that love at this stage can be all lovey-dovey and such but they take it too the extreme. Combining the dumb blonde stereotype with awkward epileptic dancing and you get a recipe for disaster. Taylor Swift should just stick to singing from now on because acting is not her forte. I’m not saying that Lautner is any better either (he’s not), but Swift was the more prominent one in the relationship.
Before you cast this off as your typical romantic comedy, the film is actually quite depressing at times. It shows the real side of people and that can include deception and lies. Just remember this simple saying, with love comes heartbreak.
Things begin to drag on towards the end as they attempt to neatly wrap up each storyline. There are a few gaps to be found but for the most part, they did an alright job. Naturally, women will be the ones dragging their unwilling boyfriends along with them to see this movie. While there are some laughs, the majority of the film is filled with awww’s and possibly tears, precisely what a romantic comedy is.