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Directed by: Garry Marshall
Written by: Katherine Fugate (screenplay/story; WGA)
Abby Kohn (story; WGA)
Marc Silverstein (story; WGA)
Release date: February 12, 2010
Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (some sexual material; brief partial nudity)
Available on: DVD
Blu-ray
Apple TV
Google Play
Amazon Video

Valentine's Day is a theatrical film based around the holiday of the same name. It is the first film to be co-produced by New Line Cinema along with distributor, Warner Bros. Pictures. All subsequent films released after Valentine's Day were co-branded as New Line/Warner Bros. releases.

Synopsis[]

It's Valentine's Day in Los Angeles, florist Reed Bennett proposes to his girlfriend Morley who accepts, much to the surprise of Reeds closest friends Alphonso and Julia Fitzpatrick. Morley changes her mind and leaves Reed later in the day. Alphonso tells Reed he and Julia knew it would never work out between him and Morley, and Reed wishes they had told him. On an airplane to Los Angeles, Kate Hazeltine, a captain in the U.S. Army on a one-day leave, befriends newly single Holden Bristow. Kate and Holden chat, play a backgammon, and tell jokes. When the plane lands, and Kate has to wait hours for the taxi, Holden offers his limousine, which Kate accepts, as she only has one day to spend with her family before she has to go back to the army.

Julia, an elementary school teacher has fallen in love with Dr. Harrison Copeland, but does not know that he is married to his wife Pamela. Reed finds out when Harrison orders flowers for his wife and girlfriend, Julia. Harrison tells her that he needs to go to San Francisco for a business trip. Wanting to surprise him and following Reed's advice from earlier on in the day, Julia buys a plane ticket to San Francisco. Reed quickly comes to the airport and warns Julia, and she refuses to believe it and gets on the plane. She goes to the hospital where he said he would be, and inquires after him. The nurses at the counter reveal to her that he is married and tell her the name of the restaurant where he and his wife will be dining that evening. As she teaches the owner's son, the owner allows her to dress as a waitress. Julia makes a scene at the restaurant, and gives back the toy Harrison gave her that morning. Harrison's wife, Pamela, becomes suspicious when Julia makes a comment referring to Harrison's ability to juggle, and Harrison is seen eating pizza alone in a condo later on that evening, implying that Pamela has left him right after Julia's scene. One of Julia's students, Edison, orders flowers from Reed, to be sent to his teacher. There is a delay in the delivery of flowers, but Edison insists that Reed delivers the flowers the same day. They are for Julia; however, she suggests to Edison to give the flowers to a lonely girl in the class who also has a crush on him, which he does.

Edison's babysitter Grace is planning to lose her virginity with her boyfriend Alex. The planned encounter goes awry when Grace's mom discovers a naked Alex in Grace's room rehearsing a song he wrote for Grace on his guitar. Meanwhile Edison's grandparents, Edgar and Estelle are facing the troubles of a long marriage. Grace explains to them that she wants to have sex with Alex, and says, "It's not like I am going to sleep with one person for the rest of my life." This upsets Estelle and leads to her telling Edgar about an affair she had with one of his business partners. The affair was while he was away, and it didn't last long. Although she is deeply sorry for what she did, Edgar is deeply upset. Graces high-school friends, Willy and Felicia, are experiencing the freshness of new love, and have agreed to wait to have sex. On Valentine's Day, Willy gives Felicia a large white bear that she carries around with her everywhere and Felicia gets him a gray running t-shirt (which was his) and ironed the number 13 on the back for "good luck". They are interviewed on the news and advertise their love and support for each other.

Sean Jackson, a closeted gay professional football player, is contemplating the end of his career together with his publicist Kara and his agent Paula. Kara, a close friend of Julia's, is organizing her annual I Hate Valentines Day party, but is becoming interested in sports reporter Kelvin Moore who has been sent out by his producer Susan to cover Valentines Day because of a lack of sports news, and they share their mutual hatred of Valentine's Day. Paula has hired a new receptionist named Liz who has started dating mailroom clerk Jason. Jason is first shocked when Liz turns out to be moonlighting as a phone sex operator. Liz explains that she is only doing this because she has a $100,000 student loan to pay off, has no health insurance, and is completely broke. Jason decides that her job is too much for him to handle, but eventually comes back to the relationship after seeing Edgar forgive his wife, Estelle.

Sean comes out on national television, and Holden (who is Sean's lover) goes back to him. Kate goes home to greet her son Edison. Willy drops Felicia off at home after a date and they kiss goodnight. Kelvin and Kara hang out at Kelvin's news station where they later kiss, Alfonso dines with his wife, Grace and Alex agree to wait to have sex, Edgar and Estelle retell each other their marriage vows and kiss in the theater, Jason goes back to Liz and they decide to keep a bond together but to also "keep it simple", Morley is shown walking her Border collie while trying to call Reed and the movie closes with Julia and Reed beginning a relationship.

Songs[]

Title(s) Performed by
"Say Hey (I Love You)" Michael Franti & Spearhead
"For Once in My Life" Stevie Wonder
"I'm in the Mood for Love" Jools Holland and Jamiroquai
"On the Street Where You Live" Willie Nelson
"Everyday" Sausalito Foxtrot
"The Way You Look Tonight" Maroon 5
"Amor" Ben E. King
"I'm Into Something Good" The Bird and the Bee
"Stay Here Forever" Jewel
"In the Mood" Glenn Miller
"When a Man Loves a Woman" Percy Sledge
"Keep On Lovin' You" Steel Magnolia
"Heartbreaker" Will.i.Am
"Valentino" Diane Birch
"Feels Like the First Time" Foreigner
"Grace"
"Shine" Black Gold
"Quit Your Job" Jamie Foxx
"Te Quiero, Dijiste" Nat King Cole
"California Love" 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman
"Somebody to Love" Leighton Meester featuring Robin Thicke
"Lost Love" Alan Palanker
"Every Time You Smiled" Carina Round
"Banished" Mychael Danna
"Aaj Mera Jee Kardaa" Sukhwinder Singh
"Cupid" Amy Winehouse
"The Truth Hurts"
from Hot Spell (1958)
John Debney (arranger [uncredited])
"I Will Survive" Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel (uncredited)
"Banno Ki Aayegi (Happy)" Pamela Chopra
Jackie Shroff
Amrita Singh
Juhi Chawla
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" Anju Ramapriyam
  • "Today Was a Fairytale"
  • "Jump Then Fall"
Taylor Swift
"4 And 20" Joss Stone
"Up All Night"

Cast[]

Actress/actor(s) Character(s)
Jessica Alba Morley Clarkson
Kathy Bates Susan
Jessica Biel Kara Monahan
Bradley Cooper Holden
Eric Dane Sean Jackson
Patrick Dempsey Dr. Harrison Copeland
Hector Elizondo Edgar
Jamie Foxx Kelvin Moore
Jennifer Garner Julia Fitzpatrick
Topher Grace Jason
Anne Hathaway Liz
Carter Jenkins Alex
Ashton Kutcher Reed Bennett
Queen Latifah Paula Thomas
Taylor Lautner Willy
George Lopez Alphonso
Shirley MacLaine Estelle
Emma Roberts Grace
Julia Roberts Captain Kate Hazeltine
Bryce Robinson Edison
Taylor Swift Felicia
Matthew Walker Greg Gilkins
Larry Miller Oversized Baggage Agent
Beth Kennedy Mrs. Claudia Smart
Katherine LaNasa Pamela Copeland
Kristen Schaal Ms. Gilroy
Erin Matthews Flight Attendant
Christine Lakin Heather
Lauren Reeder Hotel Clerk Michelle
Joey Sorge Amos
Julia Springer Olivia Copeland
Alec Nemser Charlie
Kathleen Marshall Nikki
Rick Batalla Michael
Anna Kulinova Bulgarian Girl
Cassie Rowell Coffee Barista
Faline England
James F. McCann
Flower Shop Customers
Shea Curry Friend Elise
Alexis Peters Friend Dana
Wedil David Rani's Mom Rehka
Natalie Timmermans Indian Bride
Jennifer Leigh Warren Party Singer
Scott Crumly Indian Restaurant Valet
Jonathan Morgan Heit Tough Franklin
Megan Suri Rani
Brooklynn Proulx Madison
Karolinah Villarreal Gwen
Angelo Salvatore Restaino Alex's Friend Gideon
Scott Marshall Mr. Schwabbe
Kelly Flynn Referee
Sam Marshall Soccer Son
Mandy Medlin Teacher
Larrs Jackson Chauffer Redmond
Cleo King TSA Supervisor Daisy Bell
Corena Chase TSA Security Officer
Justin Michael Duval TSA Security Guard
Heidi Brucker Southwest Gate Agent
Lily Marshall-Fricker Lily
Kamilla Bjorlin Sherry Donaldson
Anna Aimee White Weather Girl
Stefanie Sherk Stage Manager
Marty Nadler
Scott Sense
Cameramen
Colin Owens Male Anchor
Calvin Jung Flower Mart Simon
Serena Poon Chinese Vendor
Kazumi Nakamura Japanese Vendor
Gwenda Perez Spanish Vendor
Kiko Kiko Dodger Grandmother
Joseph Leo Bwarie Mailroom Danny
Robert Belushi Mailroom Ted
Jaclyn Miller ACM Receptionist
Joe Smith ACM Restaurant Waiter
Katie Joy ACM Outdoor Café Waitress
Lisa Roberts Gillan Young Nurse
Barbara Marshall Head Nurse
Stephanie Fabian Candy Striper
Sandra Taylor Beach Girl Candy
Sarah Lilly Lady with Dog
Tony Scruggs Beverly Wilshire Waiter
Roberta Valderrama Angry Girlfriend
Cyrus Alexander Cisco the Cheater
Peter Allen Vogt Cupid
Paul Vogt Shouting Sheldon
Bonnie Aarons Strange Lady
Adreana Gonzalez Cemetery Ticket Vendor
Matt Merchant Loud Guy
Lisa Valenzuela Loud Lady
Howard Storm Louder Guy
Jennifer Amy Bistro Gardens Waitress
Rance Howard Bistro Gardens Diner
Travina Springer Sign Language Interpreter
Tracy Reiner French Photographer
Hannah Storm Herself - ESPN
Mike Greenberg (voice)
Mike Golic (voice)
ESPN Radio Announcers
Paul Williams (voice) Romeo Midnight
Uncredited
Susie Abraham Bridesmaid
Nicole Abramson Soccer Mom
Guilford Adams Vista Movie Theatre Owner
Emily Arlook Skater Girl
David Arnold Baggage Claim Businessman
Kimberly Arnold Latte Girl
Theater Patron
Ken Bahn Dancer
Lauren C. Brooks Airport Customer
Bubba Da Skitso Man at Security Gate
Jennifer De Minco
Jennifer Lynne Johnson
Cheerleaders
Rick L. Dean Chauffeur
Norman Deesing Celebrity Lookalike
Vivi Devereaux Waiter
Josh Driver Angry Theater Patron
Barbra Dunn Restaurant Patron
Jerald Garner Kara's Friend
Singer
Dancer
Roger Groh Box Office Manager
Aimee Adams Hall Rani's Friend
Melinda Haugh Bistro Gardens Waitress #3
Cary Huff Boyfriend on movie date
Jennifer Lynne Johnson Cheerleader
Rowan Joseph Angry Soccer Dad
Eva Kapusi Flower Shop Customer
Christopher John Karr Ticket Agent
Gladys Khan Indian Groom Ajay's Mother
Mobin Khan Indian Groom Ajay's Father
Aramis Knight
Kathryn Le Connie
Rachael Lee Girl on School Stairs
Lynne MacAllen ACM Employee
Joe Mantegna Angry Driver
Hans Marrero Gardner
Garry Marshall Musician
Taylor McCluskey
Ash McNair Wedding Guest
Kristin Mellian Bistro Gardens Waitress #2
David Andrew Monahan Dude #3
Bethanie Morrissey Restaurant Patron
Cortney Osborn Kara's Friend
Singer
Angie Patterson Nanny
Aaron Pushkar Bistro Gardens Bartender
Ivonne Quinteros Charlie's Girlfriend
Gishel Rafael
Heather Rose Customer
Gabriel Rydel-Jurgens Jimmy the Wise Kid
Johnny Sale Cougar's Date
Amanda Smith Theater Patron
Michael A. Templeton Theater Patron
Derek Theler Masseur
Carl Turner Movie patron
Ty Girlfriend
Ash M. Warren Grace's Friend
Emily Moss Wilson Kissing Girl
Greg Wilson Kissing Guy
Agnes-Nicole Winter Theater Patron
Katie Witkowski Theater Patron
Joel Zaldivar Beach Lover Boyfriend

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