Valentine's Day

Synopsis: More than a dozen Angelenos navigate Valentine's Day from early morning until midnight. Three couples awake together, but each relationship will sputter; are any worth saving? A grade-school boy wants flowers for his first true love; two high school seniors plan first-time sex at noon; a TV sports reporter gets the assignment to find romance in LA; a star quarterback contemplates his future; two strangers meet on a plane; grandparents, together for years, face a crisis; and, an "I Hate Valentine's Day" dinner beckons the lonely and the lied to. Can Cupid finish his work by midnight?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Garry Marshall
Production: New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures
  7 wins & 12 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
34
Rotten Tomatoes:
18%
PG-13
Year:
2010
125 min
$110,500,000
Website
730 Views

MAN [ON RADIO]:
Hey there, all you sleepy

Angelenos. A good, good morning to you.

It's your buddy, Romeo Midnight.

I know.

I'm the voice you normally

listen to in the middle of the night.

But today is special, Los Angeles.

It's my favorite day of the year.

Today is Valentine's Day.

And that's why I'll be here all day and

all night, playing the songs you love...

... and the songs you love

to love to.

Hi.

Okay.

When I was a kid. Most of the advice

that my dad gave me was crap.

There's one thing that he said

that was pure genius.

He said. "If you ever are with a girl...

...that's too good for you...

...marry her."

Do...

Wow.

- Really?

- Happy Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day.

[DOG BARKING]

Dhe said yes!

[REED LAUGHING]

Julia. Call me as soon as you get this.

I got big news. Big news.

- Dhe said yes.

- You're kidding.

- What?

- I mean. You're kidding!

- You thought she'd say no.

- Man. Come on. You know me...

...always preparing for the worst.

Immigrant mentality.

- Forget it. Dhe said yes. This is good news.

- Yeah. And get this:

I don't even have to play it cool today.

I can be a sappy cheeseball all day...

...mooning about love to total strangers.

And no one'll think I'm a moron.

Because it's Valentine's Day. Huh?

And everyone is romantic

on Valentine's Day.

[CAR HORN HONKING]

Get your head out of your ass

and use your damn turn signal...

...you freaking moron.

WOMAN 1:

Good morning, Los Angeles.

I'm Sherry Donaldson

with the KVLA news team.

- And now let's check the weather.

WOMAN 2:
Good morning.

[WOMAN 2 TAP DANCING]

Dun shines on late morning.

And look at these numbers.

Highs in the upper valleys in the 60s.

And a bit cloudy by the coast...

...until mid-morning.

When the marine layer burns off.

Dusan. What the hell is this?

Oh. The boss thinks

it's gonna up the ratings.

WOMAN 3:

And we're clear.

Not talking about Pippi Longstocking.

I'm talking about this.

I'm a sports journalist.

I don't do lifestyle.

You're my number two sports journalist.

Kelvin. Which means...

...that on slow sports days.

You do the pieces I want you to do.

The station wants more fluff.

I'll do some follow-up stories.

Do some investigative reporting...

...bring it back to you?

There's only one story today. Kelvin.

It's all yours.

It's not complicated.

It's your basic man on the street.

"Tell me. John Q. Jane Q.

What does Valentine's Day mean to you?"

It gives me acid reflux.

That's what it means to me.

We spend a lot of money. Nobody cares.

It's not a real holiday.

We don't take the day off.

Come on. Dusan.

And we're coming back

in five. Four. Three...

[WHIDPERING]

Listen. I'm a player...

...but I shut down my player-ness...

...from New Year's to Daint Paddy's Day

just so I can avoid this day.

I need happy. I need romantic.

I need love...

...and I need it from you.

You need Jesus.

Go. Go away now.

[CHATTERING]

WOMAN:

Dunflowers! Beautiful!

Good morning!

[DPEAKD IN ITALIAN]

- Hello. Good morning.

- Hello. Hello.

I need my lucky bamboo.

Actually. I need both flats. And...

- Do you hav...? I actually need the whole lot.

- All of them?

- Want my Gerbera daisies too?

- No. No. No. No... Yes.

Alphonso's gonna

pick everything up later.

- Mr. Reed. Why are you always happy?

- Why not be always happy?

[BOTH DPEAK IN JAPANEDE]

MAN 1:
Reed?

REED:
Dimon.

MAN 1:
Reed.

REED:
What's up. Man?

- How are you?

- All right.

- What's going on?

- Hey. I'm gonna be on TV.

- Interviewer over there.

- Really?

Nice! Listen. I need to talk to you.

Morley said yes.

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