I Hate Valentine's Day

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Released 2009

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Director:
Nia Vardalos
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13
I Hate Valentine's Day is a 2009 romantic comedy written, directed and starred in by Nia Vardalos. The film is set in Manhattan, New York. In the film, Genevieve Gernier (Nia Vardalos) is a successful florist in the city. To avoid getting hurt by a man, Genevieve vows to never have a relationship. To achieve this goal she has established a strict dating rule; never go on more than five dates with the same man. Genevieve sticks to this rule no matter what. She believes this will prevent her from establishing a meaningful relationship with a man. In her mind, preventing a relationship from developing protects her from ever getting hurt. When restaurateur, Greg Gatlin (John Corbett), moves into her Manhattan neighborhood, she quickly fulfills her five dates. With the dates completed, Genevieve is forced to rethink her five date rule. Will Genevieve stick to her rule, or will she take a chance on love?

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  • 40

    Variety

    A plodding mediocrity with an almost mercenary adherence to formula.

  • 30

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    You might blame Nora Ephron, whose screenplay for "When Harry Met Sally" established the formula that I Hate Valentine's Day runs into the ground. Compared with this, Ms. Ephron is...

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times

    This is a film with a mission: Get to the grand-gesture climax without disturbing any clichés in its path.

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    Romantic Comedy, Independent