I Hate Valentine's Day
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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.Read more ›
*** Refreshing to not hear the F word every minute.
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.
Part of what makes this movie unfunny is the abundance of awkward silences. An awkward silence joke usually works when a character is outrageously goofy to begin with and the line is so panned out that the crowd's silence is actually funny; even dry, uncomfortable silence can be funny. However, when John Corbett's character, Greg, made a comment about 'Get On Tapas' and no one spoke, it's neither goofy nor dry-humor. It's just awkward, and the same joke's been used at least three more times; it wasn't funny the first time around. None of the cast tried to put in the effort to make the witty banter less bland than they already were, and how they deliever them were absolutely cringe-worthy, like how that girl was making a scrapbook for her stalkee of the day. What's really insufferable is the main character, Genevieve (played by director/co-star Nia Vardalos). It's irritating by the way she almost always smiled and has a cheerful outlook, even when she made a cynical comment; she's rather disturbing than wholesome, and come to think of, Nia's like that in all of her films. As for her love interest/trophy guy, Greg, well if you've seen "Greek" and "United States of Tara", you know Corbett is playing the same darn character.
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Apparently Nia Vardalos wrote the screenplay, directed and starred in this film. I would have to lay much of the blame upon the producer for allowing her to wear so many hats but she was probably the producer as well. To know for sure would require me to actually sit through the opening credits again and I would rather undergo another root canal than have to spend any more time watching this film.
Frankly I've seen examples of better directing on YouTube videos, and most of those films were shot using only one camera. Anyone who attended more than the first week of a high-school film directing class knows that you can't simply alternate chest shots of two speaking actors for several minutes without putting your audience to sleep, and that changing to an occasional over-the-shoulder shot doesn't break the monotony. Maybe Ms. Vardalos missed class the day that they taught something called the "two shot," or maybe she also served as the editor on the film. As I have already mentioned, I'm certainly not going to spend any more time watching the credits to find out.
Of course the problem with directing your own performance is that there is no one who can tell you that your performance might be improved if you would simply vary your facial expression from time to time during the course of the movie. Maybe Ms.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice, entertaining movie. Includes comedy, different perceptions of the definition of "love" and the so commercialized Valentine's Day. Still, it has an interesting theme.Published 4 months ago by islandgirl
Great! Love Nia Vardalo and John Corbett! Funny, romantic, heart warming.Published 4 months ago by sherry
I agree with another reviewer that lightning does not strike twice for these two. It's a shame, the chemistry was great in MBFGW. Read more
Best book for those with a great sense of humor..either in a relationship or not...Published 7 months ago by YogiDogi
Great movie..Use it for parties or just for fun with "the girls". Great for a guy to see it too.Published 10 months ago by domainname
Hugely bad acting, and a looming clunky storyline. I bailed out early.
Unusually bad for a rom com.