By Emily Keahey
When dealing with matters of the heart, anything can happen, especially on Valentine’s Day.
A star-studded cast was assembled for one of the most anticipated movies of the season. With more than 20 big name celebrities ranging from Country musician Taylor Swift to the always funny George Lopez with others like JessicaBiel, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts and Jessica Alba, the movie was predicted to be a hit. Unfortunately, countless viewers left the theater more than a little disappointed.
The storyline follows the intertwined lives of a group of Los Angelenos on Valentine’s Day, who exemplify the wide range of emotions typically felt on the holiday.
Viewers see everything from young, irrational love to heartache to the power of true friendship.
Kutcher’s character, florist Reed Bennett, anchors the movie. It begins with his proposal to girlfriend Morley Clarkson, played by Jessica Alba and then
ends with him and his best friend, schoolteacher Julia Fitzpatrick (Jennifer Garner), standing on a bridge.
The plot is very predictable and the movie delivers everything that a romantic comedy typically offers, although there are definitely some big surprises that no one will see coming.
Opening the weekend of Valentine’s Day, the movie was on top of the box office charts, earning more than $52 million, most likely due to countless
girls dragging their boyfriends to the newest chick flick.
It does have some really funny parts, like an adorable elementary school boy named Edison (Bryce Robinson) confessing some rather inappropriate feelings.
Also, the portrayal of an overly-giddy high school couple played by Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner is quite hilarious.
One of the sweetest couples in the movie is played by Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo. After a long, happy marriage, a confession may prove to be
Due to the almost overstuffed cast, most of the stars get a very limited
amount of time on the big screen, which is a little sad because there are a lot of really great actors and actresses.
The movie isn’t a complete bust; the acting is very good and there are some genuinely good parts, but it is probably just one to rent later on.
This movie deserves 3 stars out of 5, solely based on the fact that the casting directors did an amazing job convincing so many A-list actors and actresses to do a solid B movie.