Saturday, February 27, 2010

Valentine's Day

So for date night, the BF wanted to surprise me by taking me to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians.  He was super sweet in keeping it a secret until I had to break it to him that I'd already seen it.  So the only other one showing that I wanted to see was Valentine's Day.  I don't like dragging him to the chick flicks, but it was the only thing at the Drafthouse Park North that we haven't seen.

Valentine's Day shows a series of couples on Valentine's day and how they all react and deal with the day.  Some hate it, some thrive on it, but it's meaningful to everyone.  It was reminiscent of Love Actually where there are ties between story lines.

This movie had  more big names in it than any I've seen recently.  I adore Anne Hathaway, and loved her character.  I'm normally not a fan of Ashton Kutcher, but when he's actually acting, he's decent.  I just wish he did that more often.   The story line for Julia Roberts' character was my favorite and made me tear up at the end.   The Taylor Lautner/Taylor Swift line was irritating.  Hector Elizondo and Shirley MacLaine were very cute. I was impressed by Emma Roberts and will be looking to see her in upcoming movies.

The movie was cute, but forgettable. It wasn't overly mushy, but wasn't compelling in any way either. I think it was an attempt to make an impact like Love Actually did, but just didn't get there.  I'm sorry the BF had to be dragged through it.