I have a problem with this movie. I don’t totally dislike it but I don’t totally like it as well which of course is never a good sign for any movie goer/reviewer.
The cast line-up was really great. From rising stars to established stars, it’s a pretty line up, no question about it. The only problem is I’ve seen the formula of this movie a couple of times already and there’s nothing original about this. I would say early on that Love Actually is still a better movie. I would say that Julia Roberts was the saving grace of the movie although her part in the story was not that big at all. And the ending of Bradley Cooper’s character in the movie was totally unexpected. And I am not sure as well if I like that part. Reminds me of something.=p
Yeah, I think the problem was the story itself. The way the creator of the film try to think of story that can pretty much happen in one full day cause of course that’s the whole point why the movie is entitled that way in the first place. Valentines Day must happen in February 14 not on the 13th or 15th. It has to be that day. Cause if it’s not, just like what the voice over/radio announcer said, it’ll just be another day.
I just find it too hard to believe though. I mean, you don’t propose to your girl-friend in the morning, broke-up with her in the afternoon and then make lovey-dovey with your best friend in the evening. That’s just crazy. Although the idea that those who thought they’d have a date ended up dateless and those who thought they’d be alone on V-day ended up having a date seems promising and inspiring. Some moral boost there for single audiences (like the blogger. =p)
But no thanks, it doesn’t really matter if I’d have a date or no date this V-day. Like Jamie Foxx character said from the movie that Valentines day ain’t a holiday since we are still working on that day! Which is very true on my part. I mean yah, it’s just all these commercialism and traditions of flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, cards and dinners that’s making us all so jittery about it. But geeeezzz….You can give and have any of that any other day.
Haha. yah, I know. I don’t 100% agree with that. I mean, it’s the right time to give those stuffs. It’s Valentines day. Hearts Day. Lover’s Day. A-single-alone-lonely-reminding-kind-of-day. Oh, OK, I’ll stop with the negativity.
But going back with the movie it’s just I don’t know, a lesser quality of Love Actually. Sorry, I just can’t help comparing the two cause again there’s a similarity with the plot. Again the cast was great. But we only get to have a few laughs and few romantic moments. It has good soundtrack though.
Well, it seems like it’s just like the real Valentines day after all: Not that good and not that bad after all. Er— at least again just like the blogger.=p