While I had heard of the movie awhile back, my fiancee Daisy had originally wanted to see this on the actual day this year. For reasons we couldn't control, we had to wait a little bit. I'm not terribly interested in romantic comedies, and with so many people in this movie I wasn't too sure what it would even be like.
With many notable actors in the movie, the plot has many different characters who are loosely connected. The most important are Reed Bennett, a florist who just got engaged, and his friend Julia Fitzpatrick who is in love with her boyfriend who happens to be a doctor. Though their day isn't perfect as Bennett's new fiancee leaves him immediately and Julia learns that her boyfriend isn't the person she thought he was.
Though there plenty of other people who have very different ways to celebrate Valentines Day. Like a Army Captain who gets to return home for just a day, two ridiculous high school sweethearts, an aging married couple, and much more. Then you also have a few people who just literally hate the holiday.
Overall Valentine's Day was a good bit better than I expected but it wasn't particularly awesome either. While a lot of the stories are good, it's just too much quantity and not enough quality. I enjoyed it, but I can see this movie being really forgettable in a few years.