I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)



Critic Consensus: This boilerplate comedy lacks ingenuity or humor and features mediocre dialogue that sounds less like conversation and more like stand-up shtick.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding co-stars Nia Vardalos and John Corbett re-team for this romantic comedy about a carefree florist who falls for a charming restaurateur. Genevieve (Vardalos) loves romance, though she lives by a strict "five dates" rule. At the end of the fifth date, Genevieve typically calls the relationship off. So far, this method has worked like a charm, but when Genevieve meets Greg (Corbett) everything changes. At the end of their fifth date, Genevieve wants more. If she could only … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Nia Vardalos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 9, 2010
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as Genevieve Gernier

as Greg Gatlin

as Tammy Greenwood

as John

as Brian Blowdell

as Kathy Jeemy

as Tim the Delivery Guy

as Grouchy Guy

as Homeless Guy

as Attractive Woman

as KJ Ken

as Tammy's Date

as Giddy Woman

as Nerdy Man

as Desperate Customer

as Artsy Woman

as Woman in Gallery

as Husband in Gallery

as Big Worker
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Critic Reviews for I Hate Valentine's Day

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (17)

It's like eating a plain Hershey's bar on that supposedly most romantic day of the year. It may soothe your sweet tooth for a brief bit, but you'll still be longing for Godiva.

July 10, 2009
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A charmless rom-com about an exhaustingly vivacious florist.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

I found it to be really one note. This is not authentic modern courtship.

Full Review… | July 6, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

Everyone who's ever seen a movie knows where this is headed... but getting there is breezy, fun, and most importantly, well-executed.

Full Review… | July 6, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

An unspeakable nadir in the career of its writer-director-star, My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos.

Full Review… | July 3, 2009
AV Club
Top Critic

All I Hate Valentine's Day adds up to is an awkward, ritualized date between moviegoer and a still-learning triple hyphenate.

Full Review… | July 3, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for I Hate Valentine's Day


The florist loves romance but hates relationships. She has rules but they are broken when she meets Mr. Right. Nia and John reunite after My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Stephen Guarino, Amir Arison, Zoe Kazan, Gary Wilmes, Mike Starr, Jason Mantzoukas, Judah Friedlander, Rachel Dratch

Director: Nia Vardalos

Summary: After falling in love onscreen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos and John Corbett reteam for a romantic comedy about a florist (Vardalos) who persuades a restaurateur (Corbett) to take a gamble on a no-strings-attached relationship. Vardalos, who also penned the screenplay, makes her directorial debut with this Valentine's Day-themed love story that crams the action into a single day: February 14

My Thoughts: "It was a given on how corny and cheesy this film was going to be just by it's title. But it was way worse then I had thought. I can't stand many films like these but there was nothing else on. I actually blame my mother for making me sit through this one. It was... just bad. There were a couple moments I laughed. But the movie was annoying, the character's are annoying, the plot is annoying. SO, if you haven't caught on, I didn't like it. But those of you who like mushy, cheesy, and corny films will love it. Those of you like myself, I advise you to skip it and save yourselves the torture."


Super Reviewer

Genevieve has always had the love life she wanted. She goes out with a guy & only goes out with him for five dates. Five dates of flirting, having fun, & making romantic gestures. Everything changes when she meets Greg. Who believes that one person is meant for the other person, while Genevieve does not believe in that logic. They go through their five dates & at the end Genevieve realizes that she doesn't want it to be over but she wants to continue dating Greg. Greg wants this too but the two of them just won't admit their feelings to each other. Genevieve's wacky friends do whatever they can to put these two back together with results that just seem to fail. When Valentine's Day rolls around again though Greg shows Genevieve what scares her & plays Jazz music, which Genevieve hates outside, in front of her apartment. He even has everyone form into a heart & he tells Genevieve he loves her & she says she loves him too. Then he asks Genevieve to be his Valentine & she agree's to be his girlfriend. This was a great reunion for Vardalos & Corbett who showed great chemistry in My Big Fat Greek Wedding & again in this romantic charmer.

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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