Gary Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day follows nearly two dozen people as they find and lose love in all its many forms over the course of the title holiday. The numerous characters include a very busy florist (Ashton Kutcher) and his schoolteacher best friend (Jennifer Garner). She's having an affair with a married doctor (Patrick Dempsey). Meanwhile, a businessman (Bradley Cooper) and a military captain (Julia Roberts) on leave share a long conversation during an international flight. There's also an elderly couple (Hector Elizondo and Shirley MacLaine) who are caring for their elementary school-age grandson, who is pining for a classmate and missing his mother. The huge cast also includes Jamie Foxx as a local TV personality, Topher Grace, Queen Latifah, and Anne Hathaway.~Perry Seibert
This movie is wonderfully packed with superb actors, spinning a connected story around Valentine's Day itself. The connection of the characters to each other, and each individual's perceptions and interactions throughout the day, is highly entertaining. Funny, well acted, and embedded with enough realism ('cause we don't all like Valentine's Day, do we?) to keep the romantic and non-romantic entertained. Neat story with not-just-your-typical relationships happening.
What drove me to watch this was the all-star cast (probably the same for many others). Maybe my expectations were too high but the movie did not meet them. Although I will say it was not a total waste of time. I would recommend but with a warning to not expect too much.