“Valentine's Day. It comes every year whether you like it or not. It's the day when your love life is put on display. Where there is always a chance for romance... or disaster. It could be confusing, it could be complicated, but at the end of the day, it's all about love. (Valentine’s Day 2010)”
With this very line we are finally introduced to Valentine's Day; the 2010 movie that broke hearts, opened hope, and made more than one have a memorable day - one of those being me. For some, this movie was bad news, for others, it was something to talk about for months. What? You don't know where you stand in this debate? Well, that's what I'm here for.
The first thing you have to know in order to understand my review, is that I am a Taylor Swift fan. An obsessive, weird, enjoy-anything-as-long-as-she-is-in-it-no-matter-how-bad Taylor Swift fan. Well, you might have inferred by now that Taylor was part of the cast of Valentine's Day. She didn't get a big role in it, but it was enough to make me wait eagerly for its release.
At the beginning, I was scared the movie wasn’t going to be that good, because I hadn’t really enjoyed it yet. It started with a clip from the trailer, so it didn't get lots of attention from me. Then, as soon as Taylor appeared for the first time (I'm a little biased here as you can see), the movie started getting better and better. Something I did not enjoy was the fact that all the characters had the exact same problem; they all were in love with someone who loved someone else, thinking they loved them back. Then, as I realized it all happened so that they could end up together, I loved it.
There were good jokes, good actors, and fluffy scenes. It was romantic but not over the top. Sometimes it was a little difficult to keep up with because of the excess stories (and the fact that I had to go to the bathroom twice), but all the stories were fun and they all managed to fit in together really well.
Even if for me it was one of the best movies out there, most reviewers didn't have many good things to say. They said it had too many good actors, so that there wasn't enough time to see any of them perform as much as we would like them to. Anyways, I think I know the reason why. It was not meant for them. The movie was made for teenagers falling in love who only care about seeing their favorite actors and actresses kiss. It wasn’t written for grown-up men who spend their lives judging movies and it definitely wasn’t made for people who care if the scenery was good or if the script was professional and well written. It was more than predictable that these men wouldn’t like it, so there is no reason for developing your opinion based on theirs.
As far as Taylor goes, I do admit she isn't the greatest actress out there, but I think she is really talented. Her scenes weren't that difficult to act because her character was a dumb, uncoordinated, and in-love teenager, which comes naturally for us girls.Some say it looked like she was trying too hard and that it didn't seem natural, but I think it was just part of her role to seem lost. I think she had a special chemistry with her character's boyfriend Willy, played by Taylor Lautner.
So basically, from my Taylor fan perspective, the movie was awesome. I recommend it to everyone who is into chick flicks, romance movies, or who wants to spend a good evening laughing at jokes, crying over break-ups, or just hoping that they will someday find love too.
Revised by: Oliver Nilsen and Ana Carolina McCausland