Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Movie

Spoiler Alert!!

Hey everyone! I hope you're having a most wonderful Valentine's day snuggling with your loved ones and maybe watching a little bit of the Ralph Lauren drenched Olympics!! Last night a girlfriend and I went on a whim to go see the new movie, Valentine's Day. I'm sure as you all have heard, it snowed a BUNCH here in SC which was unbelievable! The snow ruined a bunch of my weekend plans so we decided to catch a movie so that we weren't bored on a Saturday night. I though that the movie was adorable and would recommend it to anyone! I'd give it 8.5-9 out of 10 stars for a few reasons:

The Bad: Taylor Swift is an awful actress. I'll admit I listen to many of her songs, but acting is not her forte. I'm sorry but she is only reinforcing a reputation of being a silly teen girl when she plays the lovestruck, dumb blonde who loves her boyfriend for being attractive and a stellar track star. Also, (spoiler alert!) the writers make Ashton Kutcher sad. He is just not a sad actor, he's silly and goofy and smiley and just not sad, but he has to be sad and I wasn't used to that.

The Good: I didn't catch the final twist (if you have seen the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about!!) at all. The people sitting behind me apparently did, but I didn't catch it and I ended up crying at the end! I love both of the plot lines of the characters here: Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts. My favorite couple though was the oldest couple who has a massive fight after having a non-awkward (but would be awkward in real life type situation) conversation with Emma Roberts' character. I also really liked that McSteamy and McDreamy were featured in the same movie! Yet again, McDreamy is still a doctor and his same character (but somehow I can't get his Mazda 6 commercial voice out of my head) from Grey's Anatomy. Another aspect that I liked were the combination of all the stories. There was a huge intertwining of all the couples which added a great dynamic to the movie and it all made sense from the very beginning of the movie since the relationships were established early on. PS: the soundtrack is AWESOME! Make sure to listen to all the great remixes and fabulous classics that they feature throughout the movie. I think Jennifer Hudson sings a song in it, and she was super!

The movie overall was very reminiscent of Love Actually, but just an American version. Unfortunately I wonder if some of the characters were lifted right from Love Actually (cough cough the little boy who doesn't understand love without a mother cough cough).

I would recommend this movie if you'd like to see a cute chick flick about relationships and Valentine's Day (and even some anti-Valentine's Day). It is very cute and definitely worth the ticket price as long as you hit up CVS for your own movie snacks like we did!!

xxKatie

2 comments:

bevysblog said...

Probably will wait for the DVD so that I can watch and snuggle on the sofa! But I WILL see it then!!!

How did you like snow, South Carolina style?

Molly said...

I've heard Taylor was awful! I still need to get around to seeing it!