Valentine’s Day – A Top Contender in Romantic Comedies
Valentine’s Day (2010) has proven to be commercially a quite productive romantic comedy, taking more than $ 100 million over the initial weekend of its release, which just happened to be the Valentine’s Day weekend, a all-natural target for romantic movies. Though critics haven’t been as type to this movie as buyers, box office receipts are the important indicator to the producers and, based on a price range of $ 52 million, the reputation of the film has justified faith in their product.
Clearly influenced in its style and structure by the earlier productive British film ‘Love Actually’ (2003), which took $ 247 million world-wide, and the even earlier French film ‘La Ronde’ (1950), Valentine’s Day owes significantly to these love story films but has a modern American slant and some large-name American actors.
This version of the ’roundabout’ has Julia Roberts appearing as Kate, an army captain who meets the newly single Holden (Bradley Cooper) although traveling by air to Los Angeles.
In L.A., Reed (Ashton Kutcher) is a florist and he is excited about the idea of proposing to his girlfriend, Morley (Jessica Alba), who accepts and later modifications her thoughts. Reed’s very best pals are Alphonso (George Lopez) and Julia (Jennifer Garner), who did not believe that Reed and Morley were that properly suited.
Julia, meanwhile, is in adore with Dr. Harrison (Patrick Dempsey) with no realizing that he’s currently married. Reed discovers that Harrison has been deceiving her when the doctor orders flowers for each Julia and his wife. Julia plans to secretly surprise Harrison by flying to meet him where he is staying on what he stated was a company trip.
A main school student of Julia, a young boy named Edison, also orders flowers for his Valentine and he insists that they be delivered – to Julia.
Edison has a babysitter named Grace (Emma Roberts) and she has a boyfriend Alex (Carter Jenkins). They’ve been organizing a sexual encounter but issues go awry when Grace’s mom sees Alex naked.
Edison’s grandparents, Edgar and Estelle (Hector Elizondo and Shirley MacLaine), are pondering their extended marriage and Estelle confesses that she has not constantly been faithful to Edgar.
Grace has two buddies Willy and Felicia (Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift), who are in really like.
A professional football player, Sean (Eric Dane), is a closet gay and thinking about retiring from the sport. His publicist is Kara (Jessica Biel), a buddy of Julia’s. Sean lately broke up with Holden.
Valentine’s Day has quite a few entwined relationships, numerous of whom are, or have been, romantically involved. Of course, the story doesn’t end there and the final stages of the film are about resolving the difficulties and deciding who is genuinely important to the characters involved. The key figures are readily identifiable to viewers and their plights are followed with keen interest.