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  • Summary: Meet Genevieve. The owner of a flower shop in the heart of Brooklyn, NY and a romantic with a unique take on the dating game. Genevieve lives by a strict five date rule so she doesn't get dumped and never gets hurt. Then she meets Greg. He's good looking, funny and new to town, and before they know it, both are falling for each other. Will this new romance cause Genevieve to reconsider her philosophy of love? (IFC Films) Expand
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  2. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    50
    Although the movie was clearly made on the cheap, cinematography, sets and costumes belie the modest budget. No one will be thunderstruck by the insights buried in "Valentine's Day," but couples seeking romantic fluff probably will find just enough humor and heart to satisfy them.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    40
    A plodding mediocrity with an almost mercenary adherence to formula.
  3. 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 Chekhov.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    30
    This is a film with a mission: Get to the grand-gesture climax without disturbing any clichés in its path.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    This is probably the year's worst romantic comedy -- and that's saying something in a year that includes "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "Whatever Works."
  6. 0
    An unspeakable nadir in the career of its writer-director-star.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 3, 2010
    10
    I Hate Valentine's Day is a great movie-the sexuality is a little borderline,however. Otherwise,it's a great movie. Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are great once again. Don't miss it. Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2011
    10
    I Hate Valentine's Day may not have gotten the best reviews by the critics but I personally found the movie to be great!! The romance and accuracy of 'dating' portrade in the movie was excellent. I not only found great humor in it but also was very touched by the hardening emotions. The long lasting grudge that Nia's character had for something her father had done. I found to be very real and pyschologically possible. 10/10 from me. And I am a straight male! Expand
  3. Feb 24, 2013
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I Hate Valentine's Day is a rom-com about a florist (Vardalos) who doesn't believe in relationships; she follows a strict 5 date where the relationship ends following the 5th date. When she meets a restaurant owner (Corbett) from the neighborhood, she realizes she wants more. Corbett is likable, but Vardalos plays a completely unrealistic and annoying character. The script tries to be humorous, charming, touching, original, but completely falls short. Overall, this is a very boring and dull film. It's honestly one of the most forgettable films I've ever seen. A totally flat movie. Expand

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