It only makes sense that his best friend and confidante is George Lopez. here, we have an example of the extremely annoying screen-stealer. His single source of humor is the fact that he is Hispanic, and is aware of the fact that many of his people are thought to be illegal aliens. Hardy har-har. Any time he appears on the screen, with his wise Spanish-man advice and grotesque face, I just roll my eyes and groan until he vanishes.
I find it both disturbing and doubtful that Eric Dane, an attractive man, and Bradley Cooper, an even more attractive man, are set up to be disputing homosexual partners. I'm sorry, but that is not right. The reason I included the fact that they are disputing in the movie is because that makes them appear to be deeper in love, henceforth all the more homosexual, intensifying this shocking impossibility. When I think of two male homosexuals (not that I often do...)--When the subject of two male homosexuals is brought up, I immediately picture two feminine, preferably short, middle-aged men. Not decrepit like Christopher Plummer, not as specifically well-known as Jim Carrey, and certainly not these fine men here. I think of Mitch and Cam from Modern Family, which is a positive image and definitely raises my tolerance for homosexuals. Is this topic a bit too taboo? Starting to appear so.
The storyline between Emma Roberts and her boyfriend as the other two teenagers in love preparing for their first time is absolutely adorable. And believable, as far as I'm concerned. Not to get too personal, but I, myself, am...inexperienced in the art of seduction. From what I'm aware of, however, and how I feel on the subject, I found this relationship to be incredibly real and sweet.
"The truth makes everything else seem like a lie."
Valentine's Day was not particularly acclaimed by the critics. Entertainment Weekly gave it a solid F-rating, which is pretty harsh considering the film was not bad at all. This is coming from someone who loves ensemble films, when all these famous actors are gathered into one huge comedy and you think to yourself, "Boy, they must be having fun." And they are! I'm sure they are all friends, one with the other, and the paycheck is most likely substantial. Plus being on set with everyone you know must be a hoot. The movie itself is great, really great, really really great, so I must say that it is fine to enjoy them. That's right, I'm talking to you, who thinks that if you like this movie you will be intellectually shunned. How often are these ensemble films made? And how many directors are able to gather such a posse? So, whenever a movie like this comes along, and it is surely decent, I take the opportunity to add it to my repertoire of movie to watch over and over again.
Note: You may be wondering about the title. I didn't mention it in the beginning because I usually do that and I'm annoyed by that habit. So, if you are indeed curious, look no further: Valentine's Day