I Hate Valentine's Day 2009 PG-13 CC

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(62) IMDb 4.6/10
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John Corbettt is reunited with writer-director-star Nia Vardalos for her follow-up to MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING.

Starring:
Nia Vardalo, John Corbett
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

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I Hate Valentine's Day

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Nia Vardalos
Starring Nia Vardalo, John Corbett
Supporting actors Stephen Guarino, Amir Arison, Zoe Kazan, Gary Wilmes, Mike Starr, Jason Mantzoukas, Judah Friedlander, Rachel Dratch, Jay O. Sanders, Lynda Gravatt, Olive, Suzanne Shepherd, Dan Finnerty, Ward Horton, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Salvador 'Wally' Corona, Howard Feller, Autumn Ready Potter
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This movie is very funny and has a good story line.
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Immensely stupid characters (all of them, main and secondary ones), intolerable acting, trivial storyline, embarrassing screenplay.
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Of course any movie that makes it seem like Nia is the hot one who every guy wants is all ready beyond belief.
H. Gold

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By MissingBj on December 24, 2011
Format: Amazon Instant Video
This was a cute movie - a slower paced movie, If your looking for just something to watch on a lazy day; this would fit the bill - (almost a hallmark channel sort of feel)
*** Refreshing to not hear the F word every minute.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 19, 2010
Format: DVD
In "I Hate Valentine's Day," Genevieve (Nia Vardalos) runs a flower show in Brooklyn, where she dispenses bouquets and advice to the love lorn with joyous abandon. Having been disappointed by the men in her life, from her estranged father to her first boyfriends, Genevieve has developed a iron-clad policy of only going on five dates. She tells all of her gal pals to do the same thing, and glares at them when they are tempted to deviate from her proscribed path, all the while smiling with an intensity that will make your teeth hurt. Genevieve even has a general description for each of the five dates, just so the guy knows how things are supposed to go. Then she meets Greg (John Corbett), who wants to open a tapas bar down the street. Obviously, this is a guy worthy of way more than a mere five dates, but just as obviously it is going to take Genevieve almost the entire movie to reach that conclusion. Part of the problem turns out to be that there is some confusion as to whether their last date was the fourth date or the fifth date. He thinks that it was and dutifully disappears from her life, while she thinks it was not and wonders why he is not calling her for their final date.

The fact of the matter is that she is right about it only being the fourth date, but, more importantly, she is wrong to have her five date plan, a conclusion that you pretty much reach as soon as Genevieve explains it for the first time. But what becomes so disconcerting is that the utter trivilaity of the former is such a stupid impediment to dealing with the stupid rules of the latter.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By M. Gibs on June 2, 2010
Format: DVD
If you go into this movie with the thought of comparing it to Greek Wedding you'll be disappointed. I watched this on IFC one night after reading who was in it; while the storyline left a little room to be desired I gave it a try because I like the players. I thought it was neat that they were teaming up again. It didn't bore me and I watched the entire thing. There aren't many movies-especially romantic comedies-that are not predictable. This one in my opinion was predictable. For the most part with predicatable movies it is how they tell the story and reach that predictability which would determine the level of awfulness or how cheesy the movie will be. I thought the delivery with this film was fine. Also, the dialog was okay and the humor was subtle but above average. I laughed out loud a few times and I don't always do that even if it is funny. Some of the jokes were corny so you had to laugh because it's almost as if it were corny on purpose.

I like indie movies in general and this one was pretty okay to me. Before buying try renting it or check your local listings. I may buy it one day if the price is right.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marci Anderson on December 28, 2011
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I enjoyed this movie! It was predictable and a bit drawn out, but very likable. This movie would be perfect for viewing on a lazy, rainy day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By StillWaters VINE VOICE on September 3, 2011
Format: DVD
I suspect that the people who made this movie thought they could do some sort of "You've Got Mail" scenario and have the two leads from one hit romantic comedy star in another one together. Well, it didn't really work. There are a few funny scenes for sure. But there are also some scenes where you just sit there and think it's ridiculous. Vardalos's character is so overly goofy and odd in some scenes, it is awkward to watch. We are supposed to believe that she would just completely pull her dress up and move her butt around on a busy sidewalk and then act surprised when someone sees her? Riiiight...

Also, what is with this question about how many dates they have been on? "Staying the night" with someone doesn't equal a date! That just seems obvious, but it's one of the main points of this movie.

Despite the movie not being great, I did enjoy the ending.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philipgstekel on May 18, 2011
Format: DVD
I actually give this movie 3 1/2 stars. I liked it enough to watch it twice as it appeared on a pay cable channel. I can relate to some of the points mentioned here but won't go into it because there is a lot worse out there in terms of romantic comedy and comedy in general.

First the good: Nia Vardalos is just plain cute!!!!! Sorry but that's how I feel. It breaks my heart to know that she's married.......oh well.

Her movies are formulaic and predictable but as a rule; romantic comedies usually are and that didn't go unnoticed by other reviewers here.

BUT...I would rather watch her predictable and formulaic movies that watch the garbage that Tyler Perry puts out. I'm sure I'll get some flack for that but his stuff affects me the same way several of the negative reviews of Nia Vardalos movies affect them.

Then there is the master of the format.......Neil Simon. If you've seen one of his movies; you've seen them all. They range from good to great but the formula becomes tired and so if I see another Neil Simon movie again; it'll be too soon.
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