I Hate Valentine’s Day (2009)


“I don’t believe people are meant to be in relationships.” – Genevieve Gernier 

Number of Times Seen – Twice (11 Aug 2009 and 2 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – The owner of a flower shop who has a 5 date limit with new suitors must try and deal with her feeling when her latest guy makes her want to extend her rule.

My Take on it – Fun rom-com that works due to the great chemistry between Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.

The two of them also worked together in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and its sequel and they somehow know how to make their characters so lovable and endearing.

The premise of this film is a bit out of the ordinary and unique and that also helps make things more enjoyable to watch despite knowing that it will eventually follow the normal Rom-Com formula along the way.

The story has some great moments between the characters and that also helps things even more because despite an outlandish idea, the viewer begins to care about what happens to them along the way.

The karaoke scene is hilarious!

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The song Nia Vardalos sings at Karoke bar and John Corbett sings in the street is the song “There’s No Living Without Your Loving”. The song was originally recorded by the group “Manfred Mann” in 1965 and first appeared on their “No Living Without Loving” EP in 1965 which was #1 on the U.K. charts for 7 weeks. Other than a few “Greatest Hits” or “Best of…” type compilations, the song itself never appeared on any of the group’s official albums before they disbanded in 1969. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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