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I Hate Valentine's Day (2009)



Average Rating: 3.1/10
Reviews Counted: 27
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 22

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


Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 14

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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Movie Info

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


Comedy, Romance

Nia Vardalos

Feb 9, 2010

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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
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A charmless rom-com about an exhaustingly vivacious florist.

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comment (1)
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I found it to be really one note. This is not authentic modern courtship.

July 6, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies
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Everyone who's ever seen a movie knows where this is headed... but getting there is breezy, fun, and most importantly, well-executed.

July 6, 2009 Full Review Source: At the Movies | Comment (1)
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An unspeakable nadir in the career of its writer-director-star, My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: AV Club
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All I Hate Valentine's Day adds up to is an awkward, ritualized date between moviegoer and a still-learning triple hyphenate.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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This movie is so poorly written, with inexplicable characters making ridiculous choices, and the dialogue is simply cringe-worthy.

July 31, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

A big fat Greek flop!

July 10, 2009 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

Uninspired romcom is no My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

July 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A contrived, juvenile and painfully unfunny romantic comedy.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
NYC Movie Guru

[I] enjoyed the cheap silliness.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source:

An indie romantic comedy even worse than most of the bigger-budgeted but almost invariably rotten Hollywood examples of the genre.

July 2, 2009 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
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Is it too pat to say I Hate This Movie? That's about the level of creative energy Vardalos applies to a film that manages to be every bit as bad as My Life in Ruins.

July 1, 2009 Full Review Source:

By the time the end credits hit, there's joy emerging not from the outcome of the Genevieve/Greg romantic tango, but the feeling of relief to know the film, and Vardalos's insipid direction, has finally come to a close.

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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.
March 17, 2012
Candy Rose

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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."
December 18, 2011

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