A Day in the Life of Love

Move over Love Actually….I have a new love movie! Valentine’s Day is a fun romantic comedy that is bound to make anyone feel good and believe in the idea of love once again, and I’m not just talking about romantic love here!

Set in L.A., Valentine’s Day follows the stories and intertwining lives of it’s characters as they navigate through one of the most loved — and most hated — holidays in the year. From mushy teenagers who are all over each other in public displays of affection to express their love, to young couples on the verge of their first time, and the end of supposedly idyllic relationships, Valentine’s Day gives viewers a refreshing new look at one of the most basic needs in life, to love and be loved in return.

Much as I tend to be a cynic about how love happens, watching the Valentine’s Day made me feel all sorts of emotions tied in to love. I felt the cynicism that Kara felt, the uncertainty of Jason, the desire for that kilig moments of young lovers, the ambivalence of wanting to be in a relationship and yet wanting to know one’s own future first, and the confusion of this grand thing called love. Naks ang serious! But seriously, it made me realize na hindi na ako galit sa Valentine’s Day! While most of love is a magical thing and that it just happens when it happens, to some degree, love is still a choice we make and how we respond to love, that’s another story.

One thing I liked a lot about this movie is that despite it being a romantic comedy, it wasn’t all that cheesy. I liked how the story tied well together, although at first, it thought it was going to be just like Love Actually. Nevertheless, this is much more light and fun flick! It definitely now takes the place of the previous film in my Persef classes! An added bonus to the film is the great soundtrack which I enjoyed a lot. Plus all those lovely shoes Jessica Biel and Jessica Alba were wearing…sigh!!!

Valentine’s Day features an all-star cast including award winning actresses Julia Roberts and Shirley McLaine, heartthrobs Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, and Taylor Lautner.The film also features Jessica Alba, Jessica Beal, Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Emma Roberts, Hector Elizondo, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, Taylor Swift, Carter Jenkins, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace and young cutie Bryce Robinson. Valentine’s Day is directed by the acclaimed Gary Marshall and is released by Warner Brothers Pictures. Catch Valentine’s Day starting February 12, 2010 at a cinema near you.

  • #1
    Posted by Pinay Mommy Online on February 10th, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I am not sure if hubby will watch this with me. Pero I am sure I am going to watch this one way or the other. :p

  • #2
    Posted by yapatoots on February 10th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Oh you should! It’s a really nice movie! It goes way beyond just the kilig factor. I think even the guys in the theater last night enjoyed it too!

  • #3
    Posted by redamethyst on May 8th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    sayang di ko napanood ito, kasi dapat manonood kame kaso pinili namin un kina bea at john lloyd. heheh anyway may dvd naman. pabili na lang ako kay hubby

  • #4
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 16th, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I didn’t get to see this movie because the reviews are really bad.

  • #5
    Posted by yapatoots on May 16th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    really? i enjoyed it a lot 🙂

  • #6
    Posted by zoan on May 17th, 2010 at 7:26 am

    dati rati napapanood ko lahat ng showing nung nasa city pa ako, ngayon hindi ko nga alam may movie palang ganito. ahahah

  • #7
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 25th, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Yeah, I read somewhere that it’s a bad version of Love Actually.

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